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Technical Skills and Workplace Skills

Technical Skills

These types of skills are also known as  "Hard Skills" and that is not because they are difficult. These skills may also be called job-related skills. They are specific teachable skills that you have learned in order to do a job.

Examples of Technical Skills from CMTHS Programs include:

  • Taking blood pressure & vital signs

  • Writing lesson plans

  • Knife cuts

  • Baking pastries

  • Tire rotation and alignment

  • Fingerprint processing

  • Sand blasting

  • Joining PVC

  • Operating a skidloader

  • Configuring a LAN switch

  • Logo design

  • 90 degree haircut

Examples of Technical Skills that you may have learned from part-time jobs are:


  • Cash Register - handling money, using POS (Point of Sale) system

  • Child care or babysitting - supervising children

  • Clerical work - filing or paperwork

  • Computer or technology skills - MS Word, Excel

  • Crew (team) member

  • Custodial work - cleaning

  • Customer Service - helping customers

  • First aid/use of AED machine

  • Food preparation - basic fast food

  • Food server

  • Hosting/greeting customers

  • Inventory - counting products

  • Light cleaning - sweeping, wiping down

  • Managing people - team leader

  • Receptionist duties - answer phones, take messages, schedule appointments

  • Sales - upsales, product promotions

  • Training new employees

  • Tutoring


Workplace Skills

These are skills (also known as "soft skills") that are part of your personality and are the many qualities and traits that make up the term work ethic.  You will want to list these skills not only on your resume, but in cover letters and also when you go on job interviews to help you answer which skills are your strongest, (but NEVER your weakest). You should be able to give an example for each skill that you possess.

Some example of Soft Skills are:


  • Adaptability 

  • An eye for attention to detail

  • Competent math skills

  • Dependability

  • Enthusiasm

  • Etiquette and Manners

  • Flexibility

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Maturity

  • Organizational Skills

  • Physical strength and Stamina

  • Positive Attitude

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Punctuality

  • Self-direction and/or self-motivation

  • Strong communication skills

  • Time management skills

  • Willingness to learn

  • Willingness to work hard

Are you able to…?

  • Accept & learn from criticism

  • Follow employer rules (dress code, ethics)

  • Follow instructions

  • Get along with others

  • Learn quickly

  • Motivate others

  • Multitask

  • Speak another language

  • Speak in front of a group

  • Speak with proper grammar

  • Work as part of a team

  • Work well under pressure

  • Write clearly & legibly

Soft Skills
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