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Test - Competencies for the Labour Market

The complete test of competencies

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Kompetence pro trh práce

No doubt you have a solid professional knowledge in your field. However, nowadays it is not just knowledge that is important. Professional skills are often not enough to be successful at work because today, employers want more: They need competent people.
Competencies are sets of knowledge, skills and attitudes. One needs them to succeed in life, at work or in the society. As far as the labour market is concerned, they are one of the most important factors in finding a suitable job, and succeeding in it.
The aim of this simple questionnaire is to get you know the 14 key competencies and let you see how you are doing. It could be a good start for further self-improvements.

How much do you identify with the following statements?

Vaše jméno:
1. I can work under stress &/or bad conditions.
2. I can stick to my plans all right. But I can also amend them if need be.
3. If I make a deal with someone, it is not just for the sake of this one opportunity.
4. I am reliable & can guarantee the quality I deliver.
5. I try & accommodate other people.
6. I do not hesitate to use unusual methods in what I do.
7. In a foreign country I do not mind asking locals about anything I need to know.
8. I am inquisitive. I am interested in anything new.
9. I am an active person.
10. I try to succeed, not just muddle through.
11. I am always ready to support good suggestions that can help solve a problem.
12. I digest all information without any bias & can remain at an arm’s length from the issue.
13. I continuously come up with something new, original & interesting.
14. I can make use of all that I learn.
15. In my work I can comply with other people’s schedules.
16. I am looking for new possibilities, solutions and activities.
17. I can judge well what information is reliable & whether I can use it.
18. I know listening is just as important as talking, and I respect it.
19. When I come across something new, I can look up the necessary information.
20. In conversation, I quickly get to the heart of the matter.
21. I can work consistently & according to plan.
22. I am capable of bringing most of my good ideas to life.
23. I enjoy getting involved in new things & find it exciting.
24. Obstacles and/or failures cannot stop me from reaching my goal.
25. I can use at least one foreign language, both speaking and writing
26. I do not mind not knowing sometimes what I am supposed to do; I will always work it out somehow.
27. If there is a problem, I try to solve it at once.
28. I make independent decisions based on my own knowledge & experience.
29. If I fail in something, I take it as a lesson how to do better next time.
30. As a salesman I would be a success since I know that customer comes always first.
31. I work just as hard under supervision as without it.
32. I can control my emotions even if someone’s demands bother me.
33. I can react flexibly to changing conditions & requirements.
34. I can find my way through data &/or documents, and put them in order.
35. I like to try new things.
36. I can write in a foreign language (email; letter etc.)
37. I never wait for someone to do my job for me.
38. I can quickly switch focus from one task to the next.
39. I can easily recognize what is important & what is not.
40. I am empathic, I know listening is just as important as talking, and I respect it.
41. Most of the time, I do more than my duty.
42. I can concentrate even when doing routine jobs.
43. I find my bearings fast even in new environment or under new circumstances.
44. If someone addresses me in a foreign tongue, I understand what he is after.
45. I spend a lot of time browsing the Internet or „in the field“, trying to see if there is anything I could use.
46. I do not mind working in a team; I am co-operative by nature.
47. I can assess the needs of others & adjust my behaviour accordingly.
48. I have a rich vocabulary & can express myself well, both in speech & writing
49. I can select the right priority so as to achieve my goal.
50. I am not perturbed when I have to use a foreign language.
51. If I am given a task I can usually envisage the steps leading to its fulfilment.
52. I can recognize the likely cause of events, and foresee the effects.
53. I can recognize but also evaluate, opportunities coming my way.
54. I can stick with my opinion.
55. If it is a matter of common interest, I give freely of my knowledge & participate in various tasks.
56. I can coordinate several activities at the same time.
57. I have no trouble talking and/or presenting to people I do not know even if I have to address larger groups or use a foreign language.
58. I continuously spend time & energy on self-development.
59. I prefer finding information from different sources.
60. I can react quickly & easily adjust my working and/or personal style as required.
61. I can assess my abilities well & use them to good effect so as to finish my work in time.
62. I am learning a foreign language, or I am trying to improve on the one I know.

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