What soft skills do you believe you currently have? Give one-two examples of how you have used those skills.
The soft skills I believe I currently have are: communicating effectively, being positive, accepting responsibility, working well with others, building trust, working under pressure, and being likable. I know I am a positive thinking person because whenever things go wrong, I try to look at the bright side. I know I am likable because I have a lot of friends and I genuinely care for people.
What soft skills do you want to develop? How do you plan to do that?
I want to develop the soft skills in the following areas: listening well, managing my time, and effectively, accepting criticism.
- I plan to develop listening well by having good body language (facing the speaker, maintaing eye contact), responding appropriately, focusing on what the speaker is saying, and by keeping an open mind. Sometimes it is hard for me to listen because I have tinnitus, which is a ringing in the ears.
- I plan to develop my time management skills by creating and sticking to a schedule. Maybe taking the first 30 minutes of the day to plan out my day. Also while making my schedule, I should plan for distractions and buffer space.
- I plan to develop accepting criticism by accepting that I am not perfect. I should also not take criticism personally, rather as a way to improve myself. Listening carefully and accepting some if not all of the criticism can help me analyze and evaluate what I’ve heard. Lastly, not holding a grudge will also help.
What soft skills do you think will be most beneficial to you in school and your future career? Why?
The soft skills that would be most beneficial for my career are:
- Communication- because people cannot work together without being able to get the message through, both verbally and in writing.
- People skills- are important because they are the skills you use when you interact with people. Being likable, caring, creative, positive, and flexible are all skills that are part of people skills.