It can be quite difficult to understand, describe or just work out what skills you have. In this section we have provided a few fun links to assessments, tests and also free training programmes which will allow you to bring certain identified skills up to a level required for your dream job. It may be that you just want to do some quick upskilling or that you want to embark on some more intensive and career focussed training.
Take some time to have a play, do your research and get your job hunting head on.
Take the quizzes
National Careers Service Skills assessment
This simple assessment matches your skills to particular sectors
Sort Your Future Out
A quick, fun way of checking the types of jobs you might like
The Buzz Quiz
Find out how the way you work and your personality affects your style at work: what's your animal?
Think about your transferable skills
Transferable skills are those skills you can take from previous working experience but if you don’t have any specific work experience, you can demonstrate these skills through your own life experiences, hobbies, voluntary work or even recreational activities.
You can think about the types of skills you have in terms of soft or employability skills and relate them to many different types of work or sector skills.
Here is a top 10 list of soft skills that employers love to see but there are many more you might be able to list and refer to in your CV or an application form.
- Emotional intelligence
- Time Management
- Effective Listening
Some of these are listed and described on the Government’s Job Help website.