My Employability Skills – A Reflection

Review the Employability Skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.

I have good teamwork skills and can work in diverse environments. During these two activities, we left the classroom, working in a different environment. As for the human knot activity, good teamwork is necessary to untie ourselves.I feel that I have a good work ethic, my integrity is good, I’m responsible and accountable. During the human knot, I used by integrity skills to prevent myself from cheating. And I am a very responsible and accountable person as I take many things seriously.My problem-solving skills is also something I’m proud of. In both of today’s activities, when we were rolling up our yarn and untying ourselves, these skills were very important. I didn’t want to rely on someone else to solve problems for me and I prefer to figure something out myself first, before asking for help.I am very open to feedback and criticism because they are essential for personal growth. If you don’t receive and feedback or criticism, you’re not growing, but stuck in one place.I am very flexible and have great adaptability. For example, when I moved here, I quickly adapted to the new environment that I was put in. The transition from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school is more of the same. There are some more difficult aspects, but I feel that I’ve done a good job at adapting to new environments.

Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.

I would like to work on my interpersonal communication skills. It is something that is compulsory if you want to discuss and communicate information with a group of people. I feel that I can improve them by being an active listener and respect those who are speaking. And instead of simple answers, go more in depth and explore other possibilities. Something else that I would like to work on is my enthusiasm and attitude. I am not very enthusiastic about things I don’t know a lot about; resulting in my walking into a new experience with a not-so-good attitude. I would like to change and improve that about me. I can do that by not being so negative and focusing on the more positive side of things and situations. And also lower my expectations about certain events. Another skill that I would very much like to improve my time management skills. I am not very consistent with my time management. Sometimes I can balance homework and break time and sometimes I’m not as good and only focus on one thing and neglect the other. I would very much like to improve that about since it can make my life easier. I can do that by making to-do lists and prioritize things that are most important.

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