8 Soft Skills for the Workplace Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. 8 7. Write a paragraph describing how you think peers would summarize your attitude. 8. How would you describe your personal level of resiliency? Cite examples of situations in which you were resilient and how you handled each. 9. Describe your professional image. How would others perceive you based on your dress, behavior, and speech? 10. If you use LinkedIn, review your contacts and update or edit the list. If you do not use LinkedIn, make a list of the primary people in your professional network. Explain the importance of your network for your professional image. INTERNET ACTIVITY Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) is important in career success. Conduct an Internet search for an emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) assessment tool. Evaluate your personal EQ. SKILLS PRACTICE Visit the G-W Learning companion website at www.g-wlearning.com/careereducation/ to access and complete the following soft skills practice activities: Activity SS1-1 Hard Skills. Taking an inventory of your hard skills is a helpful exercise to determine your qualifications for employment. Open the SS1-1 file, and list your hard skills as directed in the document. Activity SS1-2 Soft Skills. Assessing your soft skills will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses. Open the SS1-2 file, and complete the activity to evaluate your soft skills.
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