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Professional Career Planning
Chapter 2
Self-Assessment for Career Planning
Exercise 5 - Professional Skill Inventory
Assignment 
Directions
One of the major reasons for getting a formal education is to learn professional skills that will advance your career.  Included in this section are a list of the most common professional skills.  Print this page, review the list and rate your skill level
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Rate the following skills on a scale of 1-10.
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Communication skills:
  [   ]  Critical Reading skills
  [   ]  Critical Writing skills
  [   ]  Listening/ Note taking skills
  [   ]  Oral/ Presentation skills
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Leadership skills:
  [   ]  Human relations skills
  [   ]  Visioning & Goal setting 
  [   ]  Can direct & inspire others
  [   ]  Intuition & Integrity
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Computational skills:
  [   ]  Algebra skills
  [   ]  Accounting, Financial Management
  [   ]  Accounting, Managerial

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Team player:
  [   ]  Group process skills
  [   ]  Collaborative processing skills
  [   ]  Group interpersonal skills
  [   ]  Group problem-solving skills
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Computer skills:
  [   ]  Word processing
  [   ]  Spreadsheets/ Modeling
  [   ]  Graphic Presentation
  [   ]  Database management
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International understanding:
  [   ]  Interpret role of your organization
  [   ]  Speak more than one language
  [   ]  Interpret changing world market
  [   ]  Multi-cultural understanding
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Problem solving:
  [   ]  Problem identification
  [   ]  Identify solutions
  [   ]  Reasoning ability

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Additional skills:
  [   ]  ________________________
  [   ]  ________________________
  [   ]  ________________________
  [   ]  ________________________
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Assignment Format: After completion of ranking the professional skills, write a few sentences about each of the skill categories.  List the skills you have reached some level of competency and list separately those you need to develop.  Conclude with some observations about your professional skills.
Next Assignment When you have completed all of this assignment you may continue with the fifth exercise in this chapter, Management Style Inventory, or return to the Chapter Index page.

 
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