Browse by Basic Skills
Basic skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning or the more rapid acquisition of knowledge. Open and explore the folders below to see the different categories and levels of information. Ratings on occupations are available at the most detailed level.
Background structures needed to work with and acquire more specific skills in a variety of different domains.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Procedures that contribute to the more rapid acquisition of knowledge and skill across a variety of domains.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.