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Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 1
TM
Introduction
Career planning and development is complex nowadays.
There are increasing expectations on professionals to ha...
Why Think in Skill Sets
• Definable - gamification, badges, and adaptive and
personalized learning expectations translate ...
Advantages in a Skills-Based Approach
• Connects education with employment expectations.
• Allows choice from a growing nu...
Planning Stage
Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 5
Create a list of skills you need and then assess a desired level of exp...
Building Stage
As you build skills, it is important to assess the learning process (and adapt
if necessary), learn methodo...
Presenting Stage
As you establish proficiencies with skills, you want to present them to your
audience. A presentation of ...
Validating Stage
Validating a skill set has become a requirement for most
professions.
Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 8
FAQ
Are skill sets limited in scope? Is a Skills-Base Approach too functional?
Take a holistic perspective as you plan and...
Call to Action
This is a basic introduction to a Skills-Based
Approach methodology. There is much more to it:
Book: A Skil...
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Skills-Based Approach

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Skills-Based Approach is a methodology centered on the development of a skill set over a career; it is a progression in four stages: planning, building, presenting, and validating. Each stage has proposed ways to achieve its objectives. The beauty of a skills-based approach is its simplicity and flexibility. It effectively handles the complex factors in career planning and development, such as changing career demands due to technology and demographics, rising education costs, and increasingly competitive employment market.

A skill set represents your functional capabilities, essentially a list of skills with your level of expertise. Skill sets are searchable, standardized, interactive, and portable. Professional web services have adopted the use of skill sets and some have built sophisticated search engines based on them.

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Skills-Based Approach

  1. 1. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 1 TM
  2. 2. Introduction Career planning and development is complex nowadays. There are increasing expectations on professionals to have relevant transferable and technical skills. In fact, for many professionals, learning is a lifelong commitment. The central premise of a Skills-Based Approach is to develop a skill set throughout your life, which encompasses your education, employment, and other experiences. There are four stages: planning, building, presenting, and validating. Each stage has its own strategies and objectives. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 2
  3. 3. Why Think in Skill Sets • Definable - gamification, badges, and adaptive and personalized learning expectations translate best to skills. • Standardized - skill sets are concrete and can be used to summarize education and employment needs. Educators, recruiters, and employers understand skill sets. • Portable – most social media platforms (LinkedIn, Google +, Facebook), job boards, and personal websites include skill sets. • Searchable - skill sets are highly effective as tags to content. • Flexible - ‘transferable skills’ are crucial because of the rapid adoption of new technologies and applications. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 3
  4. 4. Advantages in a Skills-Based Approach • Connects education with employment expectations. • Allows choice from a growing number of ways to build and validate skills. (There is explosive growth in online learning technologies.) • Distinguishing between building transferable and technical skills is crucial for two reasons. – There is a skills gap so workers need to know what technical skills they need. – Because of the rapid adoption of technologies, there is a need for transferrable skills so workers can adapt to new requirements. • Puts the professional in the ‘driver seat’ of his or her career. • Simplifies something very complex – career planning and development. • Suggests a lifelong commitment to learn , master skills, and grow as a person. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 4
  5. 5. Planning Stage Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 5 Create a list of skills you need and then assess a desired level of expertise and construct an action plan to build each skill. There are four approaches I suggest (though you can derive your list of skills any way you want).
  6. 6. Building Stage As you build skills, it is important to assess the learning process (and adapt if necessary), learn methodologies, find a mentor, and ‘set the stage’. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 6 Benefits Of A Mentor
  7. 7. Presenting Stage As you establish proficiencies with skills, you want to present them to your audience. A presentation of a skill set might help you get a job, impress supervisors, introduce capabilities to a team, and/or assure a client. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 7 Survey of HR Professionals and Recruiters
  8. 8. Validating Stage Validating a skill set has become a requirement for most professions. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 8
  9. 9. FAQ Are skill sets limited in scope? Is a Skills-Base Approach too functional? Take a holistic perspective as you plan and develop a career. Use any strategy you want. Just translate the results into a skill set – something you can work with as you move forward with your career. Interpersonal qualities are considered ‘soft skills’ and should be part of your skill set. (To capture everything about you, consider an online personal brand ) When is the best time to start thinking about a Skills-Based Approach? Start thinking in terms of skills in 6 to 12 grade education. Use your planning to optimize your college experience, which should make you more marketable when you enter the employment market. As you navigate through a career, keeping an eye on skill development keeps you focused and demonstrates vision. How do I start using a Skills-Based Approach? Go to the website: www.skillsbasedapproach.com and create a profile. In the appendix of the book A Skills-Based Approach to Developing a Career, there are tables showing how this process might work. Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 9
  10. 10. Call to Action This is a basic introduction to a Skills-Based Approach methodology. There is much more to it: Book: A Skills-Based Approach to Developing a Career Website: www.skillsbasedapproach.com Blog With Most Recent Insights: http://blog.theprofessionalwebsite.com/category/skills- based-approach Current Twitter Handle: @SkillsApproach Copyright 2015 Ryan M. Frischmann 10

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