Measure Your Soft Skills

Immigrant or born and raised Canadian, if you truly want to succeed in both your career and your life, you're going to need more than practical skills. You need the right attitude, the right approach and the right outlook.  In other words, you have to have a strong set of soft skills to compliment your practical or technical skills. The problem is that it can sometimes be difficult to know what soft skills we need to improve upon. Even our physical and mental health come into play when doing our best to improve upon our careers, and it can all be a bit hard to step outside off in order to gain the perspective needed. The quiz below can help you do just that, as it will measure your strong and weak points when it comes to soft skills.

Answer the questions as honestly as you can. Give yourself 1 point for every True selected and no scoring for False selections. Upon competing all 33 questions, add up your score and use the table at the bottom to get your score and what it means below.

Adding up your score

Okay, now it’s time to see how you did. Add up all your points and see how you scored below:

29-33: Soft Skills Superhero — Wow. Give yourself a pat on the back. You are either probably quite successful in life or on the fast track to get there. If you were honest with yourself and scored this high, you’ve got some wisdom you should probably be sharing with the world.

20-29: Soft Skills Meta-human — You've got a few things you can work on, but you are in pretty good shape. Gosh darn it, I bet people like you, and I can see why.

10-19: Soft Skills Human — This is a pretty average range, so you probably aren't in trouble, but let’s be honest, you aren't doing great either. If you are at the lower end of the spectrum here, you should definitely focus on your soft skills in order to gain more success in life. If you are at the higher range, you should pick a few soft skills to work on that you think will be the most beneficial to you.

0-9: Soft Skills Baby — Well, you at least get an extra point for being honest. Most people in this range lied and put themselves in a higher category, so there is hope for you yet. But you really need to work on them soft skills, because I guarantee your lack is holding you back in life.

So, how did you do?