Soft Skills

Creative innovator

You are able to think and come up with unusual solutions, responses or ideas. You enjoy being able to think freely. One idea tends to lead to another and when you really get going your brain sometimes feels as though it's on fire,in a good way.

  • Innovative
  • Novel
  • Creative
  • Brainstorm
  • Inventive
  • Blue-Sky thinker
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Critical thinker

You have the ability to assess, analyse and synthesise different types of information, and to use what you know to come up with well-reasoned and logical conclusions. You enjoy building solid arguments or proposals; you also have a knack for finding flaws in other people's.

  • Analyse
  • Critique
  • Wise
  • Scrutinise
  • Research
  • Review
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Problem solver

You are good at assembling all the different elements of a problem, before analysing them and thinking up different possible solutions. You also like working through the possibilities efficiently so you can test out which will be the best for the situation in hand.

  • Lateral
  • Evaluate
  • Assess
  • Questioning
  • Diagnostic
  • Perceptive
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Initiative taker

You relish working independently and you can get on with things without having someone reminded you what needs to be completed when. But you also know when to report back to other people to make sure you're on the right track.

  • Self-starter
  • Self-reliant
  • Independent
  • Enterprising
  • Self-motivated
  • Leader
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Details lover

You have an eye for the little things that make all the difference; you are a keen observer and love bringing your magnifying-glass approach to your work. You're the one people come to to double-check everything is perfect.

  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous
  • Conscientious
  • Rigorous
  • Thorough
  • Methodical
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Organised planner

You don't feel phased by having a lot of different things going on at once; in fact you really enjoy the process of managing your time. You are good at prioritising what needs to be done.

  • Busy
  • Efficient
  • Organised
  • Time-management
  • Systematic
  • Multi-tasker
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Team player

You are keen to work with others, and you have an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses in a group situation. You really enjoy the process of collaboration

  • Collaborate
  • Cooperate
  • Colleague
  • Team mate
  • Associate
  • Partner
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Relationship builder

You find opportunities to meet new people and build lasting connections; you feel at ease speaking to those you don't know and you like thinking of ways you can be helpful to those you encounter. You are also a great listener.

  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Confident
  • Extrovert
  • Outgoing
  • Connector
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Effective communicator

Whether online or in the real world, you have the ability to connect to others in a real way. You have also have ability to understand, empathise with and influence people you encounter. You like opportunities to connect with other people, either by talking in public, or working in groups, or even via email. You value clear communication and you know how to engage people with very different views or ideas or positions.

  • Social intelligence
  • People skills
  • Empathetic
  • Influential
  • Storyteller
  • Affable
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