Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying your knowledge and qualifications, part of Managing Your Career.
Knowledge is your second contribution to a potential employer. Knowledge is specific and is gained by learning from experience or study. Examples of knowledge can include specific software like Photoshop, a cultural knowledge such as a foreign language or a particular field like Social Media. Take a moment to think about your own life. On your Career Development Guide, make a list of the knowledge that you've gained from experience or studies. There are also questions in your Career Development Guide to get you started.
Things you want to consider include technology you've used, areas of study or cultural experiences. Finally, employers will require certain qualifications. Qualifications are training and/or credentials that may be an official requirement or an essential attribute needed for some jobs. Qualifications include degrees, special credentials or assessments. A qualification may also be a certain number of years of professional work experience.
On your guide, take a moment to write down the qualifications you have. There are also questions to get you started. Once you've completed this section of the guide, you should have an idea of the skills, knowledge and qualifications that you bring to the table and are most interested in using in the work environment. Now that we've focused on what the employers will hire you for, let's focus on your needs.
Discover how to assess your experience, work-reward values, and qualifications, all with the goal of creating a robust career profile that charts your future growth. The course also shows how to fully investigate career options and perform a gap analysis in order to find key opportunities.
- Identifying your skills, knowledge, and qualifications
- Considering lifestyle choices
- Completing a career profile
- Researching possible roles
- Exploring different industries
- Researching salary ranges
- Performing a gap analysis