Spotlight on Your Skill Inventory – SJSU

Published: April 30, 2021 by Gillian Collins

Scott Brown, SJSU Guide, is a name you may remember from my previous post on stock skills; I had the opportunity to interview Scott, and part of our conversation will show you – and certainly showed me – that the best way to see skills in action is by taking action.

Skills that set the stage

How would you understand someone who presents himself as “detailed” or “team-oriented, comfortable working independently?” It does not say much about the person. When you dig deep, you open yourself up to conversation and get opportunities. This is part of the success that Scott has seen when students understand their ability in their accomplishments – and recognize them.

Skills inventory experience

On the subject of stock of skills, Scott also sees it as a way to see Some You did (metrics), and more importantly, a way to encourage a Focus on the evidence for how much you have achieved.

Scott said the benefits of metrics go beyond numbers: “Ability [to] To quantify [your experiences] For yourself and for your career “also allows you to answer the question”[W]The hat is the extent of what I did and what the impact is? ”However, in consideration, you need to consider the following:

  • testimony. Scott’s emphasis on metrics – how there is power to significant contributions in numbers – is a sense of proof: “This Is the effect of what I did.
    This Is actually the difference it made … here strength of such [role] Indicates [what]
    I am To bring to the table. ”
  • Reference. When you take metrics and put them into every step of your career kit, it makes you pay attention. When people see quantity, they know you are quality. Scott stressed that your awareness is part of self-confidence: “[metrics reflect]
    Was it the result of my work or is it the impact of my work [in] Volunteer work, paid work, whatever it is‘. And also for people [like] Recruiters [and] People looking for work, [they want] Seeing such a perspective … it makes you stand out. ”
  • Translation of transferable skills. Perhaps the biggest part of seeing all of your skills is the ways you can use them anywhere! An advantage that Scott sees through the stock of skills is “the concept of transferable skills … the process of making inventory … is really rediscovering the experience we had [shows] “A better understanding of how these skills may apply going forward, but may be in different definitions or combinations.”

I asked him what is the main misconception of the stock of skills. When the topic usually comes up, Scott said it’s not so wrong in the directions – remember, this exercise is for you, by you, based on a true story – it’s just how we usually think to record our previous experience … the resume, redux.

Scott’s attitude? Adding metrics related to the results of something you did, that is, quantifying your past experiences, helps create the mood you need to see the bigger picture, see a simple transition what You did, for the success that your actions brought to the organization.

Guiding others and the impact of saying yes

My misconception about the stock of skills was that it was just another tool in my career kit. But, when I talked to Scott, he brought up two amazing points that really stood out to me.

When we hear the word “mentor,” we tend to think it does not apply to us as students. A mentor usually points out, to me anyway, someone who has more experience in life and has all the answers to the questions I have. But, the purpose of mentoring is to teach others, or impart knowledge that you may have that others may need.

You should consider yourself a mentor. Scott noted, “We all have something we can teach or guide someone about.” In addition, he shared some really solid (and simple) advice about a benefit we may not consider when guiding: “Being open to talking to people … is one of the things you can be that mentor to someone else. And that’s part of [the] A wide range of networking that I think really helps build your professional character and your career. ”

Which brings me to the effect of saying yes. Know that when someone approached him for help, he was already thinking of you. Sure, we’re hesitating. We doubt it. But this effect you have proven in the past is the reason people believe you tin Help them, or as Scott said: “They would not ask, if they did not think you could do it.”

Keep this in mind as you continue to apply your skills inventory to real career opportunities. The cross-section of skill and solution, has been proven by you in the past. And it is both what leads you forward and also what creates the benefit for you and others.

Wait, there’s more!

Stay up to date for the next part, because Scott goes above and beyond about how others see your presence of positive traits through personalized brand evaluation.

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