Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Table 4: Skill Descriptions
Skill Description
Active learning Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
Active listening Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
Critical thinking Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
Information gathering Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
Information organization Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
Instructing Teaching others how to do something
Judgment and decision making Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Management of personnel resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
Operations analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
Problem identification Identifying the nature of problems
Product inspection Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes
Reading comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Service orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
Social perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
Speaking Talking to others to effectively convey information
Synthesis/reorganization Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks
Testing Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected
Troubleshooting Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it
Writing Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
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