You probably want to show your "transferable skills" and "motivated skills" on your resumé and CV.
Your motivated skills are the skills you are good at using and that you really enjoy using. In fact these are the skills that you can take with you (transfer) from job to job and from career to career.
To identify what your motivated and transferable skills are, use our Knowdell™ Skills Card Sort.
It only takes 10 minutes and it's fun. It's like playing a game of solitaire.
First, we give you a virtual deck of cards each with a different skill written on it. Then we lead you through sorting activities that will show you which are the skills you are both good at and you enjoy using. These are your transferable / motivated skills and the ones you put on your resumé.
We also show you what your "burn out" skills are. Just as you might suspect, you don't want to put those on your Resumé. Also, you will probably want to avoid any jobs that require you to spend a lot of time using your burn out skills.
Finally, the Knowdell Skills Card Sort will also help you identify your "developmental skills." Just as it sounds, these are skills you will probably want to improve.
1) COMPUTER LITERATE
Develop, Organize and Complete Tasks and Projects Using Software Programs Such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
2) PLAN, ORGANIZE
Define Goals and Objectives, Schedule and Develop Projects or Programs.
Study, Scrutinize, Examine Data, People, or Things Scientifically.
4) MAINTAIN RECORDS
Keep Accurate and Up-to-Date Records, Log, Record, Itemize, Collate, Tabulate Data.
5) TEACH, TRAIN
Inform, Explain, Give Instruction to Students, Employees, or Customers.
6) INTERVIEW FOR INFORMATION
Draw Out Subjects Through Incisive Questioning.
7) CUSTOMER SERVICE
Effectively Solve Problems and Challenges That Satisfy Customers.
8) ADAPT TO CHANGE
Easily and Quickly Respond to Changing Assignments, Work Settings and Priorities.
9) WORK WITH NUMBERS
Easily Calculate, Compute, Organize Understand and Solve Numerical and Quantitative Problems.
Conceive and Internally Develop Concepts and Ideas.
Manage Conflict, Reconcile Differences.
Group, Categorize, Systematize Data, People, or Things.
13) MAKE ARRANGEMENTS
Coordinate Events, Handle Logistics.
Economize, Save, Stretch Money or Other Sources.
Amuse, Sing, Dance, Art, Play Music for, Give a Demonstration to, Speak to an Audience.
16) READ FOR INFORMATION
Research Written Resources Efficiently and Exhaustively.
17) INITIATE CHANGE
Exert Influence on Changing the Status Quo, Exercise Leadership in Bringing About New Directions.
18) DEAL WITH AMBIGUITY
Be Comfortable and Effective with Issues That Lack Clarity, Structure or Certainty.
Achieve Effective Results by Assigning Tasks to Others.
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Keep Track of the Movement of Data, People, or Things.
21) PERCEIVE INTUITIVELY
Sense, Show Insight and Foresight.
22) PROOFREAD, EDIT
Check Writings for Proper Usage and Stylistic Flair, Make Improvements.
23) MAKE DECISIONS
Make Major, Complex, or Frequent Decisions.
Promote a Person, Company Goods or Services, Convince of Merits, Raise Money.
Bargain for Rights or Advantages.
Structure New or Innovative Practices, Programs, Products or Environments.
27) MANAGE TIME
Ability to Prioritized, Structure and Schedule Tasks to Maximize Effort and Meet Deadlines.
Facilitate Insight, and Personal Growth, Guide Advice, Coach Students, Employees, or Clients.
29) DEAL WITH FEELINGS
Draw Out, Listen, Accept, Empathize, Express Sensitivity, Defuse Anger, Calm, Inject Humor, Appreciate.
Speed Up Production or Services, Trouble-Shoot Problems, Streamline Procedures.
To Effectively Think, Speak and Act Without Preparation.
Recruit Involvement, Mobilize Energy, Stimulate Peak Performance.
33) USE MECHANICAL ABILITIES
Assemble, Tune, Repair or Operate Engines or Other Machinery.
Provide Detailed Follow-Through of Policies and Plans.
35) PORTRAY IMAGES
Sketch, Draw, Illustrate, Paint, Photograph.
36) ACT AS LIASON
Represent, Serve as a Link Between Individuals or Groups.
Break Down and Figure Out Problems Logically.
38) TEAM WORK
Easily and Effectively Work With Others to Obtain Results.
Oversee, Direct the Work of Others.
Measure Proficiency, Quality, or Validity, Check and Double-Check.
Imagine Possibilities, See in Mind's Eye.
Effectively Plan and Develop Long-Range Strategies That Successfully Accomplish Objectives.
Create Unique Ideas or Combine Existing Ideas to Obtain a New or Unique Result.
44) GENERATE IDEAS
Reflect Upon, Conceive of, Dream Up, Brainstorm Ideas.
Compose Reports, Letters, Articles, Ads, Stories, or Educational Materials.
Assess, Review, Critique Feasibility or Quality.
Integrate Ideas and Information, Combine Diverse Elements Into a Coherent Whole.
Appraise Value or Cost.
Educate, Guide, Coach or Counsel a Less Accomplished or Junior Colleague.
To effectively Manage a Variety of Tasks and Projects Simultaneously.
51) RESEARCH ON-LINE
Able to Use Search Engines and The World Wide Web to Gather and Organize Information and Data.
Organizing, motivating and providing direction to a group of people to achieve a common goal.