Step #1 on How to Get Started With Your Online Jobs Career (Conducting An Online Job Skills Inventory)

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Step #1 on How to Get Started With Your Online Jobs Career (Conducting An Online Job Skills Inventory)

Today, I'll be discussing further details about STEP #1 of how to get started with your online jobs career – that is, "doing an online job skills and resources inventory".

Just like any endeavor, whether you are to build a house, go on vacation, to cook a delicious meal or plan your career, you will need to determine the resources you will need and the skills that you already have so that you can effectively decide which path you should take. Same goes with starting with your online jobs career. You will need to undergo skills and resources assessment.

Skills Assessment

The first question that you should be asking yourself to be able to do this excercise properly is, "What skills do I have at the moment?"

 

This is a brainstorming activity where you shouldn't judge your answers based on what you think are right or wrong. You just write your heart out. Never set limits to yourself, thinking that one skill won't matter. You should simply write each and every idea and skill that comes out from your head.
 
You can start identifying the skills based on what you have learned in school, through your peers and through your recent/current employment. List down everything and continue doing so until you have listed everything.
 
Now, that you have listed all your skills, we need to check and analyze your answers. Skills may fall under 3 different criteria:
 
a) something we are good at
b) something we enjoy doing
c) something that is highly in demand
 
Plot your skills in a table and on one column, put "Skills", then for the second column, label it with "Good At" and then continue with "Enjoy Doing" and lastly put a label, "In Demand".
Using the criteria, put a check mark on each column if you think it applies to the skills you have listed there. For the ‘in-demand portion’, you can leave it if you don’t know the answer or have a complete data to back-up the claim. (See example below)
 
Skills Good at Enjoy Doing In-Demand
Skill #1 X X  
Skill #2   X X
Skill #3 X X X

The goal of this exercise is to identify which skills you have listed can get the 3 items or at least 2 of them. There are cases where you are good at something and you enjoy doing it but it’s not in demand (that means, there's not much money on such field). Some people are good at something and they can earn money from it but it’s something they don’t enjoy doing (too bad). There are some people who love what they do. They can earn money from it as well, but the problem is, they're not good at it. 

 

Keep this data for we will be using this in the future exercises when we are to determine the services you will be offering to your potential clients. On our next post, we will discuss about the resources you will need. Your assignment for today is to do this exercise I’ve mentioned above.
 
As always, you can leave your comments and questions below. However, I would also recommend you join our support community because there, you will be able to get more than one answer from experienced individuals as well. Don't forget to click the LIKE button, Tweet, & +1 buttons.
 

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