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Skills I Have Used

Skills I Have Used*

Name: _______________________________

Health

___ Caring for the Elderly           ___ Caring for the Mentally Ill             ___ Caring for the Sick

___ Caring for the Physically Disabled             ___ Caring for Developmentally Disabled

 

What kind of care did you provide?

___ Bathing     ___ Feeding     ___ Preparing Special Diets     ___ Exercising and Escorting

___ Grooming             ___ Dressing      ___ Making the Person Feel at Ease

___ Substance Abuse Counseling

___ Other: __________________________

Office

___ Typing. Words per minute ____             ___ Operating Adding Machine/Calculator

___ Filing Alphabetically/Numerically           ___ Taking Phone Messages

___ Writing Business Letters (not typing)      ___ Receiving Phone Orders

___ Operating Switchboard          __ Keeping Track of Supplies     ___ Shorthand or Speedwriting

___ Bookkeeping       ___ Entering Information into Computer      ___ Word Processing

___ Other: __________________________

Construction and Repair

___ Painting    ___ Porch Construction or Repair    ___ Tearing Down Buildings

___ Knocking Out Walls    ___ Wall Papering     ___ Furniture Repairs

___ Repairing Locks    ___ Building Garages     ___ Bathroom Modernization

___ Building Room Additions     ___ Tile Work    ___ Installing Drywall and Taping

___ Plumbing Repairs    ___ Electrical Repairs       ___ Bricklaying and Masonry

___ Cabinetmaking    ___ Kitchen Modernization       ___ Furniture Making

___ Installing Insulation    ___ Plastering     ___ Soldering and Welding

___ Concrete Work (sidewalks)    ___ Installing Floor Coverings

___ Hardwood Floor Finishing    ___ Repairing Chimneys    ___ Heating/Cooling System Installation

___ Putting on Siding    ___ Tuck-pointing    ___ Cleaning Chimneys     ___ Installing Windows

___ Carpentry Skills   ___ Roofing Repair or Installation   

___ Other: __________________________

Maintenance

___ Window Washing    ___ Floor Waxing or Mopping     ___ Washing/Cleaning Carpets/Rugs

___ Routing Clogged Drains    ___ Using a Hand Truck in a Business       ___ Caulking

___ General Household Cleaning    ___ Fixing Leaky Faucets     ___ Mowing Lawns

___ Planting & Caring for Gardens    ___ Pruning Trees and Shrubbery

___ Floor Sanding or Stripping     ___ Wood Stripping/Refinishing

___ Other: __________________________

Food

___ Catering     ___ Serving Food to more than 10     ___ Preparing Meals for more than 10

___ Setting/Clearing Tables for 10   ___ Washing Dishes for more than 10

___ Operating Commercial Food Preparation Equipment

___ Bartending           ___ Meat cutting    ___ Baking

___ Other: __________________________

Child Care

___ Caring for Babies under 1 year     ___ Caring for Children age 1 to 6   

___ Caring for Children age 7 to 13     ___ Taking Children on Field Trips

___ Other: __________________________

Transportation

___ Driving a Car        ___ Driving a Van      ___ Driving a Bus        ___ Driving a Taxi

___ Driving a Tractor Trailer    ___ Driving a Commercial Truck

___ Driving a Vehicle Delivering Goods     ___ Moving Furniture or Equipment

___ Hauling    ___ Operating Farm Equipment        ___ Driving an Ambulance

___ Other: __________________________

Operating Equipment & Repairing Machinery

___ Repairing TVs, VCRs, Tape Recorders      ___ Repairing Other Small Appliances

___ Repairing Automobiles      ___ Repairing Trucks/Buses     ___ Repairing Auto/Truck/Bus Bodies

___ Operating a Forklift    ___ Repairing Heating & Air Conditioning     _____Driving a Dump Truck  ___ Fixing Washers/Dryers/Refrigerators      ______Repairing Elevators   ____Operating a Crane

___Assembling Equipment

__ _____Other: __________________________

Supervision

___ Writing Reports          ___ Filling out Forms        ___ Planning Work for Other People

___ Directing the Work of Other People     ___ Making a Budget    

___ Keeping Records of Other’s Activities         ___ Interviewing People          ___ Hiring People

___ Other: __________________________

Sales

___ Operating Cash Register         Selling _________________ Wholesale

__  Selling _________________ Retail          Selling _________________ Services

__  Other: __________________________

       Where have you sold these Products/Services?

___ Door to Door           ___ By Phone        ___ By Mail      ___ In a Store    __ From Home             ___ Other: __________________________

Music

___ Singing       ___ Play an Instrument ________________

___ Other: __________________________

Security

___ Guarding Residential Property          ___ Guarding Commercial Property

___ Guarding Government Property         ___ Armed Guard       ___ Crowd Control

___ Ushering at Major Events                 ___ Installing Alarms or Security Systems

___ Repairing Alarms or Security Systems         ___ Firefighting

___ Other: __________________________

Computers

___ Installing Cable    ___ Computer Repair            ___ Computer Operator

___ Word Processing ___ Data Entry      

___ Other: __________________________

Other        

___ Upholstering        ___ Sewing         ___ Dressmaking        ___ Tailoring

___ Crocheting/Knitting         ___ Managing Property          ___ Assisting in the Classroom

___ Hair Dressing       ___ Hair Cutting         ___ Phone Surveys       ___ Jewelry or Watch Repair

 

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Priority Skills

Three things I do best:

 

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             Skills people would hire me to do for them:

 

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             Skills I would like to teach, if any:

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Skills I would most like to learn:

 

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Community Skills

___ Church Fundraisers           ___ School Parent Association           ___ Sports Teams                   ___ Field Trips        ___ Camp Trips for Kids       ___ Political Campaigns      ___ Block Clubs          

___ Community Groups      ___ Rummage or Yard Sales      ___ Church Suppers   

___ Community Gardens    ___ Neighborhood Organization   ___ Other Groups or Community Work

___ Other: __________________________

Entrepreneurship Interest and Experience

___ I have considered starting a business

___ I am now running a business

Type of business

 

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___ Part time              ___ Full time            ___ Alone                    ___ With Others

___ Out of my home    ___ Another location

Main Opportunity

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Main Obstacle

 

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Business Activity

__ I’m now earning money by selling these products or services

 

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* Adapted from John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight, Building Communities from the Inside Out

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