Joe Andersen - Skills
Having worked in project management and operations
management, I have been responsible for implementing new procedures and
processes within an existing organization.
This can be challenging but with experience it has become easier to
implement and more effective.
Growing up on a farm, I continually had to fix machinery
with limited resources. From those experiences along with having a creative
mind, I am effectively able to implement innovative ideas and practices to solve
work related issues.
Being an efficient worker has been a very important tool for
me during my experience at the university.
I have always worked 30+ hours per week while carrying 15+ credits each
semester. This has forced me to work to
be as efficient as possible in most aspects of my life.
I believe that management skills are one of the most
important factors in fostering a successful work environment. I also believe that these skills can be
learned and applied. I have been able to
study management principles and theory at the same time working in a management
capacity and implementing the knowledge.
As the American work force is becoming much more culturally
diverse, an encompassing cultural perspective is increasingly important. I lived and worked in a foreign country and
learned to take advantage of and appreciate cultural differences.
In tasks, I excel in identifying solutions to problems
impeding the progress of completing the tasks.
I personally feel that this is one of my stronger skills that I have
relied on to obtain success in my professional life as well as my personal
I think a self starter has a great sense of individual
responsibility that is less obvious in team environments but with equal
importance. Most of my work experience
has allowed me to set my own schedule, work as many hours as necessary with
limited supervision because I have proven to be self starting and responsible.
In the workplace, I have a great ability to perceive what
will be required to complete tasks and any time constraints. I am also very perceptive of people’s
abilities and competencies. This has
proven to be very beneficial to me in team environments because I have a better
understanding of the dynamics of the group and use these perceptions to
successfully perform the tasks.
I am a very reliable person.
I have a strong sense of the importance of satisfying what is expected
of me in a timely manner. I work hard
and have great skills that allow me to perform tasks well, consistently.
I am a very competent presenter. I can maintain a calm demeanor and stand up
in front of many people and confidently present information in a thoughtful and