23 Make a list of your skills

Every ‘how to find a job’ book will tell you to do a skills inventory exercise to map out your skill set. This is a very helpful task. Here are three sets of questions to sit with and reflect on. Answering these questions will launch you into the process of discovering the skills and traits that you might not have realized you already have:

  1. Make a full list of the skills you have, however varied, that you can offer the world. Start with Career Navigator for a list of skills employers value about graduates of your program. New programs are added every semester.
  2. What are you good at and love doing?
  3. What environments enable you to use your skills? Do you prefer office work, being outside, or working from home? Do you prefer working by yourself or in a group? Do you want to be working where you live now, or are you feeling drawn to another location?

University of Toronto Career Exploration & Education Next Steps:

If you need a more structured approach, use your skills inventory on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) or attend a Know Yourself: Exploring Meaningful Work workshop.

Now that you know your existing skill set, start building a list of the skills you want to learn next

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.


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