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The Career Competencies System

What businesses say "you" need to be successful in getting and holding a job.

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Basic Skills: Math

Can perform basic math functions, interpret and solve algebraic equations, calculate, create and use tables and graphs, integrate information from multiple texts, charts, graphs, and use seven functions of math.


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Basic Skills: Reading

Can comprehend, explain and analyze information from various sources, can use context cues and higher order processes to interpret meaning of written texts.


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Computer Literacy

Capable of keyboarding, general data entry, ability to navigate in Windows environment, understand and use computer terminology, able to use Internet, e-mail, access web resources


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Customer Service

Able to provide accurate and timely information, deliver services, deal with difficult customers, work in a team environment, help solve problems, engage customers, and make eye contact.


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Problem Solving and Decision Making

Ability to read and follow multi-step directions, reason and think creatively, make appropriate decisions, identify and solve problems, interpret information, ask questions, use problem solving strategies.


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Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Capable of teamwork, works without supervision, works with diverse backgrounds, maintains productive group relationships, cooperates, and accepts supervision.


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Personal Qualities

Has a can-do attitude and is a self-starter; habitually arrives on time, doesn’t leave early, has adaptability, ability to control emotions, flexibility; demonstrates dependability, self-management. Dresses appropriately and displays honesty and integrity.


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Job Seeking

Resume, cover letter, references, evidence of job searches, “dress for success” interview; completed job application, interviewing, networking, education attainment, and work-based experiences.


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Financial Literacy

Having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.