Gaining employability skills is a continuous process and you will have gained skills from all areas of your life including work, study and personal life. Assessing your skills during your career can highlight any gaps or improvements you may need to make. Once you have identified the criteria an employer is looking for, you can then use the online tools available to help you develop your skills to match and create examples of when you have used certain skills.
There are a number of ways you identify and assess your skills. Have a look at the following online tools:
National Careers Service – Skills Health Check Tools
Simply complete a series of questions and activities and this website service will point you in the right direction. Your Skills Health Check report will help you decide what kind of job would suit you and it can also show you which skills you might want to brush up on.
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; they do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, they work across film, television, radio, fashion, animation, games, visual effects, textiles, publishing, advertising, marketing communications and performing arts.
If you need any further support and advice, please contact our BG Futures Team and book a careers advice appointment.