Assignment: Professional Skill Building


  • Review the transferable skills listed in the self-assessment exercises developed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
  • Analyze your strengths and areas in which you need to improve individual essential skills.


  1. Select one of the Self-Assessment activities listed below that relates to your desired profession.
  2. Read each statement in Section 1.
  3. Place a checkmark in the column that best describes how well you can complete that task. Think about your work and life experiences as you consider each task.
  4. Review your responses for each task. If you have checked five or more in the “Somewhat” and/or “No” columns, you may want to consider upgrading your oral communication skills.
  5. Complete Section 2 to identify your training needs.

Self Assessments