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Summary Table of Critical Focus Areas

 

Summary Table of Critical Focus Areas (Need x Perceived Deficit)

 

Total Sample

Associate/Line Work

Health Care

Mining

Construction

General Business

Physical Skills

Physical stamina

X

X

 

 

X

X

Repair

X

X

 

 

X

X

Mechanical abilities

X

X

 

X

 

X

Strength

 

X

 

 

 

X

Agility

 

X

X

 

X

 

Fine motor coordination

 

 

X

 

 

X

Build

 

 

 

 

X

 

Manual dexterity

 

 

 

 

X

X

Carry or lift

 

 

 

 

 

X

Mental Skills

Critical thinking ability

X

X

X

X

 

X

Writing ability

X

X

X

X

X

X

Multicultural awareness

X

 

X

 

 

X

Analytical skills

X

X

X

X

 

X

Generate ideas

X

X

X

X

 

X

Mathematical computation

X

X

X

X

X

X

Develop concepts

 

 

 

X

 

 

Design

 

 

 

 

X

 

Social Skills

Works well within team

X

X

X

 

X

X

Attentive listener

X

X

 

 

X

 

Maintaining confidentiality

X

X

X

 

X

X

Verbal ability

X

X

X

X

X

 

Public Speaking

 

 

X

 

 

 

Instruct/Teach

 

 

X

X

 

X

Negotiate

 

 

X

 

 

 

Evaluate

 

 

 

 

 

X

Reach goals

 

 

 

 

 

X

Traditional Skills

Time management

X

X

X

X

X

X

Computer/technical literacy

X

X

X

X

 

X

Follow instructions

X

X

X

X

X

 

Organized

X

X

X

 

X

X

Keeps records

X

X

 

 

X

X

Make decisions

 

X

X

X

 

 

Detail-oriented

 

X

 

 

X

 

Reading comprehension

 

X

 

X

 

 

Works with computer software

 

 

X

 

 

X

Literacy

 

 

 

X

 

 

Financial analysis

 

 

 

X

 

 

Personal Character Trait

Strong work ethic

X

X

X

 

X

 

Reliability

X

X

X

 

X

X

Punctuality

 

X

 

 

 

 

Role models for others

 

 

 

X

 

 

Professionalism

 

 

 

X

X

 

Dedication

 

 

 

X

X

 

Motivational Traits

Take the initiative

X

 

X

 

X

X

Inspires others

X

 

X

 

X

X

Continuous improvement

X

X

 

X

X

 

Achieve goals

 

X

X

X

X

X

Industrious

 

X

 

 

 

 

Ambitious

 

 

 

X

X

 

Success driven

 

 

 

 

 

X

Social Traits

Open to constructive criticism

 

X

X

 

X

X

Clearly expressed ideas

 

 

 

X

 

X

Resolves conflict

 

 

 

X

X

X

Team-player

 

 

 

 

X

X

Fosters collaboration

 

 

X

 

 

 

Persuasiveness

 

 

 

X

 

 

Seeks feedback

 

 

 

X

 

 

Intellectual Traits

Effective problem-solver

X

X

X

X

X

X

Willingness to learn

X

 

X

X

X

X

Forward thinking (to future)

X

 

X

 

X

 

Decision maker

 

 

X

X

X

 

Rational

 

 

X

X

 

 

Deductive reasoning

 

 

 

 

X

 

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