Week 8 Assignment
Characteristics and Skills
Dear Human Services manager,
I find that counseling to be a great profession for me to start my human services career.
According to your website “Candidates should be at least 21 years of age, physically fit, and
enjoy working with kids and outdoor activities. A college degree and previous volunteer or paid
work with children is preferred, but not required.” I believe that I meet these most of your
requirements I may have my college degree yet but I am close to receiving it. I feel that I would
be a great asset to your program because I am a great listener. I feel that people can learn a lot
about people just by listening. I am self-aware because I know my values, feelings, attitudes and
beliefs, fears and desires, and strengths and weaknesses. Along with my exceptional listening
skills I am also a very effective communicator. I believe the two most important skills for a
counselor to have is the ability to listen and communicate effectively.
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