Being creative means you can think about a task or problem in a new or different way. You’ll use your imagination to come up with ideas to solve the problem or task.

It's all about: ​​​​​​​Imagination, generating ideas, visualising, designing, innovative, resourceful

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Your creativity skill

Have you ever wanted to design your own outfit or perhaps create your own video game? These are the kind of ideas that drive your creative skill.  

In school, you may have had to create a visual presentation in class and talk out loud to present – this is an example of you using your creative skill.  

At home you may have got the chance to rearrange your bedroom furniture or decorate a wall with posters or paint, again you’ll have used your creative skill here. 

Top tips on developing your creativity skill

Throughout life, you’ll use your creativity skill every day.

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In general

Using apps such as TikTok and making videos to send to your friends.

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In school

Making a visual presentation in class to show information instead of just using numbers and words to help communicate your ideas. 

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In work

Having and sharing an idea that’ll improve the way your team works. 

Describing your creativity skill to employers

Creativity is important because it lets employers know you look at problems and situations from a different point of view.  

Think about the times when you have:

  • when you used creativity to solve a problem that made your team more productive

  • worked with new people with different views and ideas that helped inspire you  

  • when you were open to new ideas or suggestions from others

  • improved the way you or a team worked on a project or task by trying something new 

Other skills that help you make change


Critical thinking

Sense making

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