Over the years I have developed many skills that will help me in the future. It’s bizarre to think I actually first started picking up these skills when I was being raised as a little girl. My communication skills were first developed when I was younger; having my parents always teaching me to use “kind words.”
My communication skills were later strengthened when I began working with people at my former job, Subway Sandwiches, and my current job at Northwest Physical Therapy. At both jobs I had the responsibility of answering telephones properly and dealing with customers and patients with varying personalities.
While not at work, I continue to use my communication skills around friends, family members, and teammates. As a freshman I played woman’s volleyball. A speech we would receive daily in practice was how to communicate on the court. When the ball was approaching you, it was extremely important to call out “mine” so the other members knew you had the ball. Likewise, if the ball was near the sidelines, it was important we yelled “out” so other teammates wouldn’t touch the ball.
Another quality I possess is responsibility. Previously when I worked at Subway Sandwiches, I would often have to run the entire store by myself. I would usually be there for a couple of hours alone and was expected to handle any situation that may have occurred. Responsibility also comes into play with my current job at Northwest Physical Therapy. There, I am exposed to a lot of patient information and am expected to keep confidential any information I come across. When closing the clinic at night, I handle the money and credit card deposits and I am trusted to make sure both get placed into the safe securely. I also make sure all the doors get locked so the clinic is untouched.
Building these strong skills will help me to be more successful in the future. By attending a good quality college and continuing to work on my...