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Two questions that you may get asked on this topic are ¿Cuáles son tus cualidades personales? (What are your personal qualities?) and ¿Cuáles son tus habilidades para el mundo de trabajo? (What skills do you have for the world of work?). You may not have any work experience yet, in which case you may need to think about different skills you have developed in school, eg teamworking, leadership, organisation. It's also a good idea to consider your fortalezas (strengths) and debilidades (weaknesses).

It's worthwhile revising some key adjectives for describing personalities by looking at the study guide Self and relationships.

Icons representing strengths at work: creativity, teamwork, computer skills and communicationStrengths at work: creative thinking; teamwork; computer skills; and communication.
Question

Match these key skills to the correct English translations.

1. Demostrar una actitud positivaA. To take the initiative
2. Trabajar eficientemente en un equipoB. To want to continue learning
3. Tener buenas habilidades comunicativasC. To show leadership ability
4. Tomar la iniciativaD. To demonstrate a positive attitude
5. Relacionarse bien con los demásE. To adapt to changes quickly
6. Tener ganas de seguir aprendiendoF. To have good communication skills
7. Ser capaz de resolver problemasG. To be open to all possibilities
8. Adaptarse a los cambios rápidamenteH. To work efficiently in a team
9. Mostrar la capacidad de liderazgoI. To be capable of resolving problems
10. Ser abierto/a a todas las posibilidadesJ. To get on well with others
1. Demostrar una actitud positivaD. To demonstrate a positive attitude
2. Trabajar eficientemente en un equipoH. To work efficiently in a team
3. Tener buenas habilidades comunicativasF. To have good communication skills
4. Tomar la iniciativaA. To take the initiative
5. Relacionarse bien con los demásJ. To get on well with others
6. Tener ganas de seguir aprendiendoB. To want to continue learning
7. Ser capaz de resolver problemasI. To be capable of resolving problems
8. Adaptarse a los cambios rápidamenteE. To adapt to changes quickly
9. Mostrar la capacidad de liderazgoC. To show leadership ability
10. Ser abierto/a a todas las posibilidadesG. To be open to all possibilities
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The key skills in this exercise all start with verbs in the infinitive form. If you want to use the verbs to talk about your own skills and personal qualities, then you will need to use the yo (I) form:
InfinitiveI (yo) form
demostrardemuestro (I demonstrate)
trabajartrabajo (I work)
tenertengo (I have)
tomartomo (I take)
relacionarseme relaciono (I relate/get on)
sersoy (I am)
adaptarseme adapto (I adapt)
mostrarmuestro (I show)

eg En mi trabajo a tiempo parcial, siempre demuestro una actitud positiva (In my part-time job, I always demonstrate a positive attitude).