Succeed in the workplace
Succeed in the workplace

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Succeed in the workplace

Week 2: Understanding your skills and abilities

Introduction

Last week you explored your life experiences, your motivations and some of the practical realities around work options. Hopefully you are beginning to develop ideas about the kind of work you aspire to do or are clearer about how to bring more of yourself and your passions to the fore in work you already do. Knowing what you want, of course, is only part of the challenge. You need to have, or to gain, the knowledge and skills necessary for your work choices, whether they are paid or voluntary. So, this week you’ll consider the knowledge and skills you already have and how you might want to add to these to meet your goals.

As with Week 1, you’ll need your notebook to jot down your thoughts and responses to the activities.

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Wendy Woolery:
Welcome to Week 2. Last week we explored your life experiences, your motivations and any practical issues relating to your career plans. Hopefully you’ll now have an idea about the type of career that you would like to do or any issues relating to the changes that you would like to make in your current career. Knowing what you want, of course, is only part of the challenge. So this week we’ll work on finding out more about your knowledge, skills and aptitudes. We’ll also identify any gaps that you need to fill and look at any work experience that you already have.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • list the knowledge, skills and experience you already have
  • identify which knowledge, skills and experience you want to make the most of
  • understand any changes you might want to make to your knowledge and skills, in order to pursue your aspirations.
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