Have you ever wanted to try something new, ask questions, search for answers or take in new information? 

This is what it means to be curious. Our curiosity helps us make sense of new situations. 

It's all about: ​​​​​​​Observing, questioning, researching, recognising problems

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Your curiosity skill

We all may have had an impulsive moment in our life where we wanted to find out more information or try a new experience. 

If you’ve been out walking, you may have wanted to explore a new route to walk.  

In school, you may have loved learning about a topic and then googled more information in your free time. 

Being curious gives us more opportunities to learn new things which can also help boost confidence.

Top tips on developing your curiosity skill

Throughout life, you’ll use your curiosity skills every day.  

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In general

Looking up things on YouTube you may have not heard of before or want to know more about. 

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In school

Ask your teacher questions about a subject you’re learning about to help you understand it better. 

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In work

Ask questions in work to make sure you can complete your task correctly. 

Describing your curiosity skill to employers

Curiosity is a skill lots of employers are looking for. They want to know that you’ll ask lots of questions and listen to your teammates and managers.  

If you’re writing a CV or application or in a job interview, think about examples when you:  

  • asked questions to get a better understanding of a task 
  • researched and looked up lots of information to help you understand a topic or project 
  • recognised and fixed a problem through research or questioning 

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