Skill and Ability Videos


CareerOneStop offers a collection of videos describing the skills and abilities needed in a variety of occupations.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Communication, Goal Orientation, Empathy, Using Information, Organizing & Planning, Creative Thinking, Adaptive Thinking, Cooperation, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills

Video resources

  • Brief videos which describe a particular workplace skill or ability and how it is manifested in the workplace, with examples of specific careers requiring that skill
  • Videos transcripts in English or Spanish

Key Takeaways

  • Each video clearly describes how the skill or ability is used in a variety of job settings. Instructors may want to point out that many of these workplace success skills can be learned and improved through practice and self-reflection.
  • Workforce development professionals and job seekers can use the career and career cluster videos as part of a career planning and exploration program.
  • The video visuals were updated in 2022 using current occupation settings and equipment, such as solar arrays and wind turbines.
  • Instructors and workforce development professionals can link to the videos for use in individual or group workshop settings. The videos cannot be downloaded, edited, or uploaded to third-party servers or platforms.

CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and is part of the American Job Center network. The Skill and Ability Videos were originally developed and distributed by the Center for Occupational Employment Information (COEI) through the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop updated the visuals for the videos in 2022. They are located in the CareerOneStop website Video Library. The videos cannot be downloaded, edited, or uploaded to a 3rd party server or platform.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information


Teamwork & Collaboration

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