41 terms


These words and descriptions are from the Government of Alberta publication Workability: What you need to get & keep a job. See it online at https://alis.alberta.ca/media/2884/workability.pdf

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(n) This is an attitude that means you can handle changes in your life, in order to reach your goals and succeed in the workplace.
appearance and dress skills
(n) These skills mean thinking about your clothing and presenting yourself in the workplace in a way that makes sense for the type of job and for safety reasons.
building a vision
(n) This means having a vision for your life and specific short-term goals and experiences that move you closer to your vision.
(n) This means showing effort and dedication to your employer and your work.
concern for quality
(n) If you have this attitude, you try to do things to the best of your ability and you are always trying to improve.
(n) This is being polite and showing a basic level of caring, concern, and respect for those around you.
(n) This attitude shows that you are a reliable worker who does good work, and that your employer can count on you.
developing personal strengths
(n) This skill enables you to build on your knowledge, skills, interests, and attitudes to develop new skills and improve others so that you are stronger as a person.
digital skills
(n) These skills mean using computer skills and computerized programs, tools, and devices in ways that meet the requiremens of the workplace.
document use
(n) This skill means using a variety of print and non-print materials such as forms, labels, signs, tables, graphs, diagrams, schedules, lists, blueprints, maps, and reports.
gaining experience
(n) This is a way of developing your skills and showing employers that you are capable, willing to learn, and can do the job.
information management skills
(n) These are the skills required to find, understand, and use information in order to reach your goals, do your work, or live life the way you want to.
integrity / honesty
(n) This attitude means acting in an ethical way and being truthful when dealing with others.
(n) This means seeing what work or a task that needs to be done, doing it, and being responsible for the results.
listening skills
(n) These are skills that show people that you are interested in what they are saying to you or others.
managing risks
(n) This skill means recognizing possible dangers that can occur and taking responsibility for managing your behaiour to deal with them in acceptable ways.
money management skills
(n) These skills mean that you are able to budget and pay your bills with the money you have or earn.
negotiation skills
(n) These skills mean working to get what you want from someone in a way that benefits you both.
non-verbal communication skills
(n) These skills allow you to use body language that communicates to others more than your words say; these may contradict or support your verbal message.
numeracy skills
(n) These are the skills you need to use numbers in everyday life and in many activities in the workplace.
positive attitude
(n) This shows that you are confident, have a good outlook on life, and try to avoid being negative.
positive attitude to learning
(n) This is a willingness to learn and keep on learning; an understanding that it is always a good thing to keep learning.
problem-solving / decision-making skills
(n) These are thinking skills that allow you to identify a problem or issue, know the options you have to respond to it, and then decide what to do.
reading skills
(n) These are skills that show you can understand the meaning of written materials and know what you have to do.
relationship-building skills
(n) These skills mean developing and participating in relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, contacts, and others who will help you and who you are willing to help.
skills for dealing with addictions
(n) These are skills that help you to recognize and manage things you do over and over and that you may have trouble controlling.
skills for dealing with unfairness
(n) These skills help you deal with the fact that sometimes people may not treat you fairly.
skills for working safely
(n) These skills mean acting in ways that show you are aware of workplace hazards and care about the safety of yourself and others.
skills in accepting feedback
(n) These skills mean accepting suggestions for improving your work performance from your supervisor and colleagues in a constructive and considerate manner.
stress management skills
(n) These skills mean being able to handle or cope with all the demands and pressures in your life.
time management
(n) This skill means using time in a satisfying and productive way, planning how you will use your time, and predicting how much time things will take.
understanding and preparing materials to market yourself
(n) This means knowing how to present your knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience in written form to employers and clients.
understanding organizational operations
(n) This means knowing how organizations work and why they function the way they do.
understanding the work role
(n) This skill means that you can know the job duties and work role qualifications, and how to apply for work that interests you.
value management skills
(n) These skills mean that you are able to act on what is most important to you, thinking about your actions in terms of their importance to yourself and others.
verbal communication skills
(n) These are speaking skills that show you understand and speak the language well enough to do your work successfully.
work-life balance skills
(n) These skills mean sorting and managing your personal and work responsibilities in a manner that is right for you.
work interview skills
(n) This is the ability to present your knowledge, attitudes, and skills to an employer or contractor during a formal interview.
working with others / collaboration
(n) These are the skills you need to cooperate with others wirthin or outside the workplace, leading to a shared result.
work-specific skills
(n) These are skills that an employer wants workers to have before they are hired; these skills are directly related to the work you will do.
written communication skills
(n) These are skills that show you can explain ideas and information in a written form that readers can understand.