Building a Skills Inventory

Written by
Carolyn Seward

Jul 22, 2022

Jul 22, 2022 • by Carolyn Seward

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Employers will often build a skills inventory for their employees to analyze the knowledge, skills and other abilities of their workforce. This may help with project management, filling gaps and succession planning.

But have you ever done this for yourself?

How can you expect to sell a potential employer on your skills if you aren’t sure what they are?

This is also a great way to think about some of your short- and long-term career goals and make a plan to achieve them by developing any missing competency areas.

If you are in the job search process sometimes the ups and downs can feel like a rollercoaster. Developing a list of your transferable skills will help you focus your search on relevant jobs and, as a bonus, it’s a great way to build confidence that will shine in your interviews. The skills worksheet PDF is any easy way for you to start assessing your skills.

A great resource to see what skills you have and how to develop them further in the insurance institute is mycareer.

Use the mycareer site as a planning tool for your current path, or inspiration for a new one based on your transferable skills!

Carolyn Seward is the manager of the Career Connections program with the Insurance Institute of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, an Organizational Change Management certificate and is currently completing her CHRP in Ontario.