Critical Thinking Worksheet
• A position opens in your department at work. You recommend to a coworker and friend in another department that she should apply. You previously consulted with this person on small projects, and she appears knowledgeable and responsible. In fact, you became friends through these work contacts. Your friend appreciates your recommendation and arranges a meeting to ask you more details about the work done by your department. The meeting is productive, and your friend takes notes to help with the application process. Your friend stops by your desk a few days later to thank you for your help, because the application was long and detailed. She confides that some of the information she included on the application is not entirely accurate. Some of her work experience did not match the job requirements and needed to be reworded for a better fit. Your friend thanks you again and says, “I hope we’ll be working together soon!”
Part A: Write five questions you need to ask yourself to help you think through the situation and determine a course of action.
1. Is she qualifying enough for this position?
2. Why did she did not tell truth on the application?
3. If I help her how it will affect my work if anyone find out?
4. How is that going to look when my employer find out that I recommended her?
5. What would happen if employer decides hire someone with more experience and knowledge?
Part B: Questioning yourself, as you did in the exercise above, is a form of critical thinking. This can, in turn, help you understand more about how you work. Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• What were your aptitude results?
My aptitude result is that, as like everyone else I have a choice to think thoroughly before making any decision by analyzing it, gathering all of the information. Sometimes such a decision will not come easy, it will be hard to decide what do, which way to go.
In this particular assignment it was not very hard to decide what questions I should ask myself before making a decision about submitting my friends/coworkers resume. My facts and rationality is that, I should not help her lie on her application, she should tell the truth and see where it takes her for all we know she may be...