Career Tools: Skills Assessment: What careers can you do with the skills you have?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, you may change careers three to five times during your lifetime. Taking stock of your skills is incredibly valuable as you explore career paths because you want to utilize your strengths.

Your skills describe what you like to do and what you are good at. You develop skills by training and gaining experience that improves your ability to do tasks. Being able to identify and describe your skills allows you to answer key questions at job interviews such as, “What can you do for my organization?” “What problems can you solve?” and “What are your top three skills?”

There are general skills that are required regardless of the career you pursue. In the workplace, there are two kinds of skills: technical skills and soft skills. Both types are essential for success.

A skills assessment is a way to learn more about how well a variety of careers might suit you and can be helpful at any stage of your career.

Click this link to take a Skills Assessment developed by the University of Notre Dame’s Meruelo Family Center for Career Development.

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