Overview of strengths

What skills are there?

If you can do something well, then that is one of your skills/strengths. It is important to know your strengths when choosing an apprenticeship. Here you can see what skills there are. You will also find examples of which professions you could need them for.

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Resilience

Resilience
  • You remain calm even during demanding tasks
  • Healthcare and medical nurses for example need this strength if they work in an emergency ambulance.

Empathy

Empathy
  • You are conisderate of other people’s problems and feelings.
  • E.g. a geriatric nurse/carer must care about the problems and worries of elderly people.

Manual dexterity

Manual dexterity
  • You know how to make or repair objects. You are also good with tools.
  • Construction workers plaster walls and lay floors for example.

Communication skills

Communication skills
  • You can express yourself well and find it easy to get on with others in conversation.
  • Sales assistants for example need this skill in order to help customers. 

Ability to handle conflicts

Ability to handle conflicts
  • In an argument, you stay calm and try to solve the problem.
  • Social work assistants try, for example, to solve an arguments between teenagers.

Mathematical ability

Mathematical ability
  • You are good with numbers
  • Production mechanics evaluate, for example, statistics and have a lot to do with numbers through this.

Organisational skills

Organisational skills
  • You keep to appointments and like planning events
  • A specialist of the foodservice industry produces working rotas.

Spatial thinking

Spatial thinking
  • You can imagine objects, turn them in your head and see the other side.
  • This ability is important for a carpenter, for example, to draw out furniture and produce it.

Independence

Independence
  • You are good at carrying out tasks alone.
  • Home economists make shopping lists and carry out the shopping independently.

Diligence

Diligence
  • You work in an orderly fashion and take care of other people’s stuff.
  • a business person in retail, for example, needs this skill so as not to make any mistakes when ordering goods.

Teamplayer

Teamplayer
  • You like working together with other people.
  • A chef works with colleagues together in the kitchen.

Technical understanding

Technical understanding
  • You are familiar with technical equipment and machines. 
  • Mechatronic engineers for land and construction machinery check the control elements of machines for problems.

Text comprehension

Text comprehension
  • You like reading texts and can grasp the content quickly.
  • A businessman in office management needs these strengths in order to understand business instructions.

Sense of responsibility

Sense of responsibility
  • You respect safety and stick to agreements.
  • Dental specialists protect patients from illnesses by sterilising dental equipment.

Recognition of connections

Recognition of connections
  • You recognise similarities in different information.
  • Metal workers in construction technology, need this strength, for example, in order to monitor metal constructions.

More info about the strengths…

...can be found on www.planet-beruf.de » Meine Talente.

With the help of BERUFE-Universums you can find out more about your personal strengths and find the appropriate professions and their areas for you.

The right skills mix will do it!

The professions listed are only a few skilled professions. There are many other professions you can learn. For many professions you need more than one skill.

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Status: 02.05.2016