Soft Skills Self-Reflection Instrument

The aim of the soft skills self-reflection instrument is to equip trainers in SMEs, providing mobility placements, with an instrument to self-identify themselves with regard to their work with VET learners and students.

The self-reflection instrument serves as a quality compass for the tutors to measure their level of preparedness to organize high quality mobility experience for VET students.

Upon completion of the soft skills self-assessment, the training mentors in SMEs companies, hosting mobilities, will automatically receive their score along with identified areas for upskilling.

Video tutorial how to use the Soft Skills Self-Reflection Instrument:

Check your soft skills by doing the test below!

Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills are the behaviors and tactics a person uses to interact with others effectively, both individually and in groups. They include a wide range of skills, but particularly empathy and communication skills such as active listening as well as emotional intelligence. They also include the ability to control and manage your emotions.

Problem solving skills

Problem solving is the ability to tackle a critical and usually new problem in the best possible way taking into account all the elements involved. The problem solving process consists of well-defined actions, starting with defining the problem, creating alternatives, evaluating the alternatives and finally implementing the final solution.

Transversal skills

Transversal skills are skills that can be used in a wide variety of situations and work settings. These skills are increasingly in high demand for learners to successfully adapt to changes and to lead meaningful and productive lives. In the third module we will see in more detail 5 transversal skills:  communication, negotiation skills, teamwork, language using attitudes, collaboration.

Time management skills

Time management is the ability to use your time productively and efficiently. The idea is to organize your tasks and use your time effectively to get more things done each day. This can help lower stress levels and improve productivity both at work and at home.

Time management skills encompass a wide number of skills, which facilitate the better organization and management of one’s time. Some of the pivotal time management skills include organisational and prioritizing competences and meeting deadlines.

Business Etiquette

Business etiquette is a set of manners that is accepted or required in a profession. Business etiquette is important because it creates a professional and mutually respectful atmosphere and improves communication, which helps the workplace to be a productive place. People feel better about their work when they feel respected, and this also translates into better relationships with clients.

The three fundamental aspects included in Business Etiquette are: work ethic, leadership, management skills.