My Horizontal Skills

What follows is a list of my horizontal skills in no particular order, according to the terminology of DISCO, the European Dictionary of Skills and Competences, non domain specific skills and competencies category.

  • artistic skills and competences
    • aesthetic sensitivity
      • feeling for form and space
      • sense of color
    • creativity
  • computer skills and competences
    • ability to learn new software applications
    • database management system
      • Lotus Domino
      • MySQL
    • office software knowledge
      • spreadsheet knowledge
      • word-processor knowledge
    • special operating systems and server software
      • Apache server
      • Apple operating systems
        • Mac OS X
      • Linux
        • LAMP system
        • Ubuntu
  • driving licenses
    • motorcycles and light motorcycles
      • driving license category A
      • driving license category A1
    • private cars
      • driving license category B
  • languages
    • English
      • business English
      • technical English
    • Italian (mother tongue)
    • Spanish
  • managerial and organizational skills
    • ability to coordinate
    • ability to organize oneself
    • decision making competence
    • entrepreneurial thinking
    • leadership skills
    • risk-taking behavior
    • self-sufficiency
    • setting standards
    • setting targets
    • strategic planning
    • supervision skills
  • personal skills and competences
    • cognitive skills and problem solving abilities
      • ability to concentrate
      • ability to learn new languages
      • analytical thinking
      • application of professional techniques
      • general technical skills
      • information gathering
      • intellectual curiosity
      • inventiveness
      • learning ability
      • logical thinking
      • powers of discernment
      • powers of observation
      • problem solving ability
        • problem identification
      • resourcefulness
      • self assessment
      • systematic approach
      • technical understanding
      • understanding of working environments
      • willingness to learn
    • personal skills and abilities
      • ability to cooperate
      • ability to cope with pressure
      • ability to work in a team
      • absence of phobias
        • absence of claustrophobia
        • tolerance of heights
      • assertiveness
      • balanced personality
      • carefulness
      • competitive mentality
      • courage
      • credibility
      • discretion
      • enthusiasm
      • flexibility
      • friendliness
      • honesty
      • hygiene
      • independence
      • invention
      • judgement
      • loyalty
      • open-mindedness
      • originality
      • personal initiative
      • politeness
      • preferences and aversions
        • preference for indoor work
        • preference for working unsupervised
        • preference for working with people
        • willingness to travel
      • reliability
      • safety awareness
      • self-confidence
      • selflessness
      • sense of humour
      • sense of responsibility
      • spatial orientation
      • tenacity
      • thoughtfulness
      • tolerance of change and uncertainty
      • tolerance of emotional stress
      • tolerance of frustration
      • willingness to accept personal responsibility
    • physical attributes and abilities
      • absence of allergies
      • absence of perception defects
        • absence of colour blindness
        • absence of limiting medical conditions
        • good hearing
        • good vision (with glasses)
        • keen sense of smell
        • keen sense of taste
        • keen sense of touch
      • agility
      • general physical fitness
      • sense of balance
      • sure-footedness
  • social and communication skills and competences
    • basic competence in verbal expression
      • correct spelling
      • correct use of grammar
    • clear and distinct diction
    • communication in English
    • communication in foreign languages
    • competence in professional communication
    • competence in verbal expression
    • competence in written expression
      • clear writing style
      • creative writing style
      • writing drafts
      • writing technical information and documents
    • effective questioning
    • fostering contacts
    • intercultural competence
    • listening comprehension
    • negotiation skills
      • ability to find a compromise
      • conflict resolution
      • persuasiveness
    • oral comprehension
    • participate actively in discussions
    • teaching ability

 

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