Unit 2: career & planning

Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. 

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

A very important part of career planning is to have a good understanding of who you are as a professional. In this Discussion Board, you will identify some of your skills-based characteristics, or soft skills, that have prepared you for or will complement the next step in your career. Consider some soft skills that you already possess. Some examples of this might include good communication, flexibility, determination, teamwork, a strong work ethic, and more.

Read this article to see more examples of soft skills valued by employers.

Think about which of these soft skills you have. Then, answer the following questions:

  • How do you demonstrate these soft skills in your personal, professional, or academic life? 
  • How will these characteristics make you successful in your future career?