This skills inventory will help you identify your expertise and talents from your professional career and other areas of your life.
Complete the following questions to uncover your skills, talents and expertise. Once completed, choose those you wish to use in your ideal career.
If you prefer, you can download the Skills Inventory to your desktop and print a hard copy.
What abilities and expertise are involved in your current career?
Consider: communication, computer, management, leadership, technical, people, organizational, planning, marketing, promotional, financial, training, and analytical skills.
Education and Training
You have skills and expertise from your earlier education. No doubt, you have had additional training and professional development since then.
Hobbies and Creative Projects
Your hobbies and creative projects are a showcase for your natural gifts and talents - talents you may take for granted.
Consider: writing, painting, drawings, singing, music, woodworking, sculpting, sewing, knitting, gardening and outdoor activities.
Volunteering and Community Activities
Volunteer jobs are opportunities to use your skills in new areas. You can also gain new experience while working in a different environment.
Consider: Coaching, mentoring, fund raising, sales, record keeping, and serving.
Family Projects and Household Responsibilities
Family, parenting, and household responsibilities all require talents and skills.
Consider: caring for others, first-aid, meal planning, coordinating schedules, budgeting, decorating, painting, maintenance and repairs.
From your skills inventory, list your favorite skills and talents.
What talents and abilities do you wish to use in your ideal career?
Be sure to complete the Values Exercise so you know what values you wish to honor when changing careers.