Foundation Skills Language to Include in a Job Letter

Certain skills can apply to any job. When you're searching for a job, you want to be sure to highlight these foundation skills in your cover letter and be able to give examples for an interview

Read through the following checklist of foundation skills. Mark the words and terms that truthfully apply to you. Include the terms as part of your skills language to use for job search documents and job interviews.

While these checklists aren't exhaustive, they're a good start; you may think of other words and terms to use as well.

A

Ability to learn Abstract thinking Accepting consequences
Accepting criticism Accepting freedom Accepting supervision
Accommodating Active Adventurous
Affable Agile Alert
Ambitious Amicable Animated
Appealing Approachable Artistic abilities
Aspiring Assertive Astute
Athletic Attendance Attention to detail
Autonomy Awareness

B

Benevolent Benign Bold
Brave Bright

C

Careful Caring Casual
Cautious Charismatic Charitable
Charming Cheerful Chivalrous
Clever Colorful Commitment
Common sense Compassion Compliant
Composure Comprehension Concentration
Conceptualization Concern Confidence
Congenial Conscientious Conservative
Considerate Consistent Constant
Contemplative Cordial Courageous
Courteous Creativity Critical thinking
Cunning Curiosity

D

Daring Decisive Dedicated
Deft Deliberate Dependable
Desire Determined Devoted
Devout Dexterity Dignity
Diligent Discipline Dogged
Drive Dutiful Dynamic

E

Eager Earnest Easy-going
Economical Efficient Eloquence
Empathy Energetic Engaging
Enjoys challenge Enterprising Entertaining
Enthusiasm Entrepreneurial Ethical
Exciting Explorative Expressive
Extroverted

F

Fair Faithful Fast
Firm Flexibility Focused
Forceful Fortitude Friendly
Funny

G

Generous Gentle Genuine
Gifted Good-natured Graceful
Gracious

H

Hard-working Hardy Honest
Honor Humble Humorous
Hustle

I

Imagination Immaculate Impetus
Improvisation Incentive Independent
Industrious Informal Ingenious
Initiative Innovative Inquisitive
Integrity Intelligence Interest
Intuitive Inventing

K

Keen Kind

L

Likable Lively Loyal

M

Maturity Memory Methodical
Meticulous Mindful Modest
Motivation

N

Neat Nimble

O

Obliging Open-minded Opportunistic
Optimistic Orderly Original
Outgoing

P

Patience Perfectionist Persevering
Persistence Personable Pioneering
Pleasant Poised Polite
Positive Powerful Practical
Pragmatic Presence Pride in work
Progressive Prompt Prudent
Punctuality

Q

Questioning Quick-thinking

R

Rational Realistic Reasonable
Receptive Reflective Relentless
Reliable Reserved Resolute
Respectful Responsible Responsiveness
Restraint Retention Reverent
Risk taking Robust

S

Safety Savvy Scrupulous
Self-esteem Self-motivating Self-reliant
Self-respect Sense of humor Sensible
Sharp Showmanship Shrewd
Sincere Smart Sociable
Spirited Stalwart Stamina
Staunch Steadfast Steady
Striving Strong Studious
Sturdy Style

T

Tactful Tasteful Tenacious
Thinking Thorough Thoughtfulness
Trustworthy

U

Unbiased Understanding Unprejudiced
Unpretentious Unselfish

V

Venturing Versatile Vigilant
Vigorous Visualizing Vivacious

W

Warm Wary Watchful
Willingness to follow rules Wisdom Work ethic
Work habits Working alone Working under pressure
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