Skills Identification and Articulation

Welcome to Skills Identification, the first of six modules designed to help you develop your career. In this module, you will learn about today’s most important employability skills, identify the skills you already have – along with some you may wish to develop further – and articulate your skills in a way that employers understand. And you’ll walk away with plenty of valuable resources to add to your personalized career development Portfolio – resources you can use for your own career development going forward.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you will:

  • Identify the employability skills you’ve developed already, such as from work experience, education, and work-integrated and co-curricular experiences
  • Identify the employability skills most desired by employers in Canada today
  • Express the skills you have in a way that communicates your value to employers
  • Value skills articulation as a means of furthering your career
  • Target some employability skills for further development

By the end of the module you will have completed the following portfolio activities:

  • Recognize the difference between technical and transferable skills
  • List some potential challenges being faced by organizations today
  • Reflect on your relationship to the skills framework by exploring your previous experiences
  • Consider your strengths and weaknesses and rate your employability skills
  •  Sort your strengths and weaknesses with the skill card sorter
  • Search the O*NET database for relevant occupational information
  • Articulate your skills using the STAR Framework
  • Craft effective accomplishment statements
  • Reflect on your work in this module and create a skill development goal
A lightbulb that is lighting upRemember to have your portfolio folder downloaded and ready so that you have a place to collect all your work! You can download a pre-crafted, empty portfolio folder that has already been organized by clicking this link.

Media Attributions

  • Module 1 via Careerspace
  • Scroll With Pen via Careerspace
  • Lightbulb via Careerspace


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