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3.7: How Do You Manage Your Online Identity?

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    This handout provides a large skills inventory list that you can use to help build your resume and cover letter.

    Contributors: Purdue OWL

    Last Edited: 2010-04-25 08:51:10


    The purpose of this skills inventory is to help you to be able to come up with different skills that you may be having a hard time thinking of yourself.

    How to use the Skills Inventory: The following is a sample list of skills found in a cross-section of careers. Circle every skill that applies to you. Jot down examples of situations in your working life that demonstrate this skill. Then try to incorporate these skills into your resume and/or cover letter. Good Luck!

    Table \(\PageIndex{1}\)
    administering programs planning agendas/meetings updating files
    advising people planning organizational needs setting up demonstrations
    analyzing data predicting futures sketching charts or diagrams
    assembling apparatus rehabilitating people writing reports
    auditing financial reports organizing tasks writing for publication
    budgeting expenses prioritizing work expressing feelings
    calculating numerical data creating new ideas checking for accuracy
    finding information meeting people classifying records
    handling complaints evaluating programs coaching individuals
    handling detail work editing work collecting money
    imagining new solutions tolerating interruptions compiling statistics
    interpreting languages confronting other people inventing new ideas
    dispensing information constructing buildings proposing ideas
    adapting new procedures coping with deadlines investigating problems
    negotiating/arbitrating conflicts promoting events locating missing information
    speaking to the public raising funds dramatizing ideas
    writing letters/papers/proposals questioning others estimating physical space
    reading volumes of material being thorough organizing files
    remembering information coordinating schedule/times managing people
    interviewing prospective employees running meetings selling products
    listening to others supervising employees teaching/instructing/training individuals
    relating to the public enduring long hours inspecting physical objects
    entertaining people displaying artistic ideas distributing products
    deciding the uses of money managing an organization delegating responsibility
    measuring boundaries serving individuals mediating between people
    counseling/consulting people motivating others persuading others
    persuading others reporting information summarizing information
    supporting others encouraging others delegating responsibilities
    determining a problem defining a problem comparing results
    screening telephone calls maintaining accurate records drafting reports
    collaborating ideas administering medication comprehending ideas
    overseeing operations motivating others generating accounts
    teaching/instructing/training individuals thinking in a logical manner making decisions
    becoming actively involved defining performance standards resolving conflicts
    analyzing problems recommending courses of action selling ideas
    preparing written communications expressing ideas orally to individuals or groups conducting interviews
    performing numeric analysis conducting meetings setting priorities
    setting work/committee goals developing plans for projects gathering information
    taking personal responsibility thinking of creative ideas providing discipline when necessary
    maintaining a high level of activity enforcing rules and regulations meeting new people
    developing a climate of enthusiasm, teamwork, and cooperation interacting with people at different levels picking out important information
    creating meaningful and challenging work taking independent action skillfully applying professional knowledge
    maintaining emotional control under stress knowledge of concepts and principles providing customers with service
    knowledge of community/government affairs


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