MySkills, MyFuture is a suite of resources aimed at supporting individuals in identifying the skills they have gained from other experiences out with formal qualifications. At mySkills myFuture, job seekers can enter their current or previous job title and get a list of career matches that use similar skills.
Based on a review report that was carried out in February 2016, and feedback from focus groups involving industry professionals, the decision was taken to update the resource. The essence of the toolkit remains very much the same but the new version has been professionally designed, with the content reviewed for enhanced usability and more meaningful imagery throughout.
Who benefits from My Skills, My Future?
The resources are aimed primarily at young people who have left or may be about to leave school with few or no formal qualifications. However, it can also be used with young people who may have been made redundant from their first job, adult returners or the long-term unemployed.
How does it work?
Advisers from a wide range of organizations can use these resources with individuals over one or more sessions to identify their transferable skills through a series of practical and engaging activities. These skills are then benchmarked against the SCQF to help individuals understand the level of their informal learning.
The resource also helps them to develop a set of competency-based statements that can be used in a CV. Individuals can then work with advisers to agree a future plan of action based on their strengths.
How to Use MySkillsMyFuture Portal
This tool is simple to use. If you want to find a new career, simply follow the steps below:
- First, go to this link.
- Enter your current or past job in the space provided.
- Click the button that says ‘Find My Career Matches’ (Red color) and wait for the results.
- If you already know the career you want, use the link that says ‘Select a Career’ instead.
- On the next page, enter the job title or occupation and click on ‘Get Career Details’.
- Then continue working on the site.
Contacts for assistance
If you need further assistance, please refer to the FAQs page on the portal. You may also use the ‘Contact Us’ link to view the various contact pieces of information, such as:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Toll-free number: 1-877-348-0502
- TTY: 1-877-348-0501
- For information about career services for workers and employers: 1-877-US2-JOBS or 1-877-889-5627.
You can even use the form provided to submit any of your questions or comments directly. You can also share your valuable feedback, concerns, and ideas regarding skills transferability at the My Skills My Future community.