- Review the employability skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.
Skills I have currently are teamwork communication, work ethic, problem solving, time management, enthusiasm, and flexibility. For both activities, I needed to communicate with others so that I was able to repeat what others had said for their self introduction in the first activity, and to solve the ‘knot’ together as a class in the second activity which also required problem solving and teamwork. Flexibility was also needed in these two activities. I had to be not only physically flexible, but also mentally, especially in the ‘human knot’ activity. Having a positive attitude was very important as well because a positive attitude helped everyone to cope more easily with problems.
- Describe the skills you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.
Skills that I would like to work on are communication and the ability to accept criticism. I need to have strong communication skills in order to share my thoughts, to express wants and needs. By engaging and being more active in class discussions or any group activities is going to help improving my communication skills. Being able to take criticism is important because learning from a constructive criticism is going to help improve my working skills with a reduced probability of errors and increased efficiency. Next time when I received criticism, I should stop my first reaction, try to take the criticism in a positive way, and learn from the criticism.