My Employment Skills – A Reflection
- Review the Employability Skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.
Communication: In the human knot activity, we needed to talk to each other and work together to untangle ourselves. In the Name Game, we needed to describe our hobbies and our interests to each other and learn about the people around us.
Flexibility: In both games, we needed to adapt to each others needs and figure out how to: a) untangle and make a circle and b) how to get the yarn to stay together.
Teamwork: We needed to work together as a team to untangle ourselves from the human knot and make sure that everyone is facing the same way. We also had to have a mutual understanding with each other to get everything done in a timely manner.
Time Management: We worked quickly and efficiently to untangle ourselves and we were able to work systematically without knowing each other too well.
Problem Solving: Whenever something went wrong in either game, we worked together to fix it. We were also able to analyse a situation and adapt to it and succeed in what we were doing.
2. 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.
Work Ethic: I’m a major procrastinator so I want to work on getting things done quickly and efficiently. I’ll work on keeping an agenda to write down all my homework. I’ll also make lists of the things I need to do in a day and get them all done.
Communication: I need to express myself more and really open up to people. I have a hard time talking to new people and strangers so I want to become more confident.
Time Management: I need to work on getting things done in a timely matter and done well. I tend to do everything very last minute. I will start keeping lists and make time for my homework everyday.
Flexibility: I need to understand people’s feelings and perspectives and incorporate them into what I do. I’m very particular about my work and I don’t like doing things in a different way, but I need to start catering myself a bit to help others. I need to learn t