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Skills Profiling Tool questionnaire – Two sets of results

Skills Profiling Tool

What are your strongest skills?
How do they compare to other people’s skills?
What skills do you need to work on your preferred occupation?

Methodology
To define your skills profile, the tool needs information both on your hard skills (your technical knowledge and training) and on your soft skills (your personal habits and traits). The tool gets information on your hard skills from your education level, the occupation you identify the most with (if any), and how often you do certain activities. To evaluate your soft skills, you will complete personality tests validated by the academic literature. These tests focus on the top soft skills most often cited in job posts: customer and personal service, time and self-management skills, motivation and commitment, and creative thinking.

What it delivers
What do you need to work in your desired occupation?
Once you finish the questionnaire, the tool will show you two sets of results:

1) Your skills profile

Your skills profile shows your level in each skill tested, with the maximum score being 100. Once enough people have completed the questionnaire, you will also be able to compare your results with those from other people in your country, your age group or with your education level. If your level is higher than the average for the comparison group selected, the tool will show your level in green; if it is lower, it will show up in pink. Do not get too caught up with your particular score. This assessment is not an exact science, and it is only intended to give you an idea about what your strongest skills are and how your skills compare with those of other people.

2) Potential ocupations that match your skills profile 

The tool allows you to explore potential occupations and see how your skills profile compares with the skills required for each occupation. The “target” icon represents the minimum level required for a given skill in a given occupation. The tool will also provide some ideas of occupations to consider. We encourage you to discuss these suggested occupations with your career guidance counsellor if you are interested in any of them, as he or she will know which of the suggested occupations you can pursue in your region, what training would be required, and where you can train.