Ask yourself the following questions. If you can reply “yes” to each, you’ve got what it takes to start your career – and be successful!
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Are you able to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and overcome problems?
Professionalism & Work Ethic
Are you able to demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, such as punctuality, good time management and ethical behavior?
Are you able to navigate and explore job options, take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understand how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace?
Are you able to leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and, at the same time, use your skills to coach and develop others?
Information Technology Application
Are you able to identify and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task?
Teamwork & Interpersonal
Are you able to collaborate with colleagues and customers who represent different cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints? Also, how well do you work within a team structure?
Are you able to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in both written and oral form to people who are both within and outside of your organization?