Match Your Skills to Occupations

You should know what work-related skills you have and how good you are at each. Find occupations that match the skills you want to use. Know what your skills are so that you can talk about them with co-workers and employers.

How do you know what your skills are?

Use the list of Transferrable and Technical Skills on the Know Your Skills page, or use one of the online resources listed below to identify your skills.

Resources for Work Skills:  

LifeWork Transitions: You list 6 accomplishments (work or personal) you are proud of at the top and then check off the skills in the list  that you used to complete the project/task (column 1 corresponds to your first listed accomplishment, etc.). It helps you to see which skills are strong and which skills you enjoy using.
iSeek Skills Assessment

List Your Skills and Match them with Occupations.

Use Match Your Skills to Occupations (pdf) to write down your skills. Also, write down 5 - 10 occupations that are a good fit with your skills.  

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