page 1 3.02 definitions – Exploring Career Decisions Foundation skills – skills needed by everyone and developed early in life. Workplace specific skills – skills needed for employment success. Transferable skills – The general skills used in school and in various types of jobs. Basic skills – reading, writing, and math skills. Personal qualities – responsibility, self-esteem, scalability, self-management, honesty Thinking skills – Creativity, decision making, problem solving, visualizing, knowing how to learn, and reasoning. Resources – time, money, materials, and human resources. Scans skills – a set of skills necessary for success in the world of work. Non-verbal skills – Communicating without the use of words. Adaptability skills – Adjusting to company changes. Communication skills – Verbal and non-verbal expression of ideas and information. Listening skills – paying attention to what is being said. Problem-solving skills – Resolving problems appropriately. Decision-making skills – A series of steps used to identify and evaluate choices in order to arrive at a decision. Organizing and planning skills – steps needed to successfully complete a task. Teamwork skills – working well with others toward a common goal. Technology skills – Learning to use different types of computers and software. Body language – Communicating using gestures, posture, and eye contact. Ethically – Expected rules for behavior (honesty and fair). Cooperation – Working in a positive way with others. Initiative - Doing what needs to be done without having to be told. Page 2 Discrimination – Unequal treatment based on judging or stereotyping others. Equal Opportunity Employers – Employer that does not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, national origin, or disability.