Self Assessment

Identifying your strengths, preferred skills, knowledge, interests, including community interests and values, is essential along with appreciating what type of work environment you prefer.

The clearer you are in determining your relative strengths and identifying the sector you wish to be employed in, the more confident you will be in pursuing specific jobs.

It is important that you spend time identifying your skills or talents. Can you identify your top ten skills?
E.g. advising, designing, illustrating, organising, persuading, editing, writing, counselling, networking, planning,  researching, assessing, teaching, trouble shooting, drawing, diagnosing, treating, caring for, analysing, evaluating, sketching, constructing, coaching. Click here for a list of personal qualities.

Consider the skills you have developed while studying, this may include;


Personal and Work values:

What do you consider important?
What motivates you?
What makes work activities are satisfying and engaging?
What types of interactions with others in work are important to you?



What activities do you like to engage in, both work and leisure?


Interpersonal skills

Co-operate with others
Work independently
Able to express ideas clearly
To listen effectively and reflect others ideas accurately
Have a perspective that appreciates that consumers/clients/stakeholders are to be respected.
Sense of humour


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