4-H Career Development: What Are My Skills? Worksheet

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4-H Career Development: What Are My Skills? Worksheet
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Jordan, Joy
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
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What Are 4HGCR32 My Skills? WorksheetCAREER SKILLSResources: indentifies, organizes, plans, and distributes resourcesTime plans activities to reach a goal and sets aside time for them, prepares and follows schedules. Money estimates how much things needed for a project or goals will cost, makes and follows a budget, saves or earns money to reach a goal Supplies & Space gathers, buys, stores, and distributes supplies for a project. Uses materials and space well. Help from others knows othersskills and interests, and assigns work to those who can do it best. Gives clear instructions, explains how to do tasks, and helps others correct their mistakes. People: works well with othersParticipates as a member of a team contributes to group effort. Teaches others new skills Serves customers works to solve problems and make customers happy. Exercises leadership speaks out or writes to call attention to an idea, problem, or cause. Persuades and convinces other; develops a plan for change. Negotiates helps others exchange resources or resolve disagreements peacefully, fairly, and to the satisfaction of everyone involved. Works with diversity works well wth people from different regions, countries, races, religions, or cultures.


What Are My Skills?NOTE:Lay this page over the preceding page, lining up columns, so you can see the title of the story you are working on.CAREER SKILLSInformation: gathers and uses informationGathers and evaluates information to find out its value. For example, you read a new book and tell others whether you think its worth reading and why.Organizes and maintains information. For example, you take minutes of club meetings and keep them in a notebook in chronological order. Interprets and communicates information. For example, you use a map to help a group of tourists find the place they are looking for.Uses computers to process information. For example, you keep track of the price of wheat futures on the commodity market for a month, enter data in your computer, and make a graph.Systems: understand and can work with complex relationships among people, ideas, and things, called systemsUnderstands systems knows how systems work. These may be social systems such as clubs or governments, systems of ideas such as grammar or geometry, natural systems such as a garden or an ant colony, or technical/mechanical systems such as a computer network or an automobile transmission.Observes systems and corrects performance. For example, you observe that the soil of your garden is too compact and is stunting root growth, so you add earthworms and water to loosen the soil. Improves existing systems or designs new systems to improve performance. For example, you write an article for the student newspaper proposing a new way of electing student council representatives that will increase interest and turnout.


What Are My Skills?NOTE:Lay this page over the preceding page, lining up columns, so you can see the title of the story you are working on.CAREER SKILLSEquipment/Tools: works with a variety of tools, techniques, or equipment, including computersSelects tools chooses tools to use in a project. Uses tools in projects and activities uses tools and techniques correctly, or follows proper procedures for setting up and operating equipment. Maintains and fixes tools prevents, identifies, or solves problems with tools.LIFE SKILLSBasic Skills: reads, writes, solves arithmetic and mathematics problems, listens, speaksReading finds, understands, and uses written information in textbooks and reference materials. Does library research for school and 4-H projects. Writing puts thoughts, ideas, information, and messages into correct, clear, written language. Writes letters, essays, articles, reports, etc.Arithmetic/Mathematics adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides whole numbers and fractions correctly; solves simple algebra and geometry problems. Does arithmetic or math needed for projects.Listening hears, pays attention to, and responds to speech and common gestures such as nodding. Can carry on a conversation with someone of any age.Speaking organizes ideas and expresses them effectively in spoken words. Asks questions and speaks when appropriate in school, 4-H, and other groups.Thinking Skills: thinks creatively, makes decisions, solves problems, uses imagination, can learn and reasonCreative thinking comes up with new ideas, using knowledge, research, and/or imagination.


What Are My Skills?NOTE:Lay this page over the preceding page, lining up columns, so you can see the title of the story you are working on.LIFE SKILLSThinking Skills: thinks creatively, makes decisions, solves problems, uses imagination, can learn and reason (CONTINUED)Decision making sets goals and chooses the best way to reach them.Problem solving recognizes problems and figures out the best way to solve them.Seeing things in the minds eye uses imagination to visualize objects, symbols, descriptions of things, or other information. Knowing how to learn knows how to learn in a classroom and informally. Knows how to get more information on a topic by asking someone, going to the library, and so forth. Reasoning discovers a rule or principle that describes the relationship between two or more objects or ideas and uses it to solve a problem. For example, you see the principle of the lever to pry up a large rock that is too heavy for you to lift.Personal Qualities: shows responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, integrity, and honestyResponsibility works hard to reach goals and does not give up easily. Keeps promises and commitments.Self-Esteem sees self positively. Believes he or she is a worthwhile person.Sociability friendly, adaptable, and polite in groups. Understands others feelings and needs.Self-Management knows own abilities and limits and behaves appropriately (for example, staying in shallow water if you cant swim well yet). Sets personal goals and keeps track of progress toward them.Integrity/Honesty understands right and wrong behavior and is honest and consistent in actions.