Analysing your skills can be a useful and rewarding process to go through. It’s important that you do this through a variety of methods to ensure you are getting the most valuable assessment and results. You can do your own informal analysis of your skills, using the methods below.
This factsheet outlines why you need to analyse your skills, examples of skills, and different methods to use for analysing your skill set.
Analysing your skills can be useful for a number of reasons:
Below are some examples of general skills. Remember this isn’t an exhaustive list, and there will also be other skills that are more specific to your area of work.
Psychometric tests involve a series of structured questions that provide a measurement of aspects of your personality. They can help to identify your strengths, weaknesses, motivations and possibly also suggest alternative careers suited to your personality characteristics.
There are a wide range of free psychometric tests available online, some of which include: