Resources to help you identify your skills:
- Graduate Student Transferrable Skills – Identify your transferrable skills beyond research and teaching.
- Build Your Skills – Find out the featured programs and events by the Graduate School to develop or improve your transferrable skills.
- Tips on Presenting Your Key Skills to an Employer – Three career tips for how to identify, develop, and communicate your transferrable skills.
- Recognizing Skills – Evaluate the skills you currently have or want to develop.
- National Postdoc Association (NPA) Core Competencies – The six core competencies that postdocs must seek during their training.
- Modern Language Association (MLA) Transferable Skills for Ph.D.s in the Humanities – A list of the transferable skills that a Ph.D. in the humanities gives you.
Assessment tools to help identify your skills, interests, and values:
- CCS Self-Assessment Questions – Ask yourself the self-assessment questions offered by CCS to identify your career goals, interests, and skills.
- Individual Development Plans – The IDP is an excellent self-assessment or goal-setting tool for yourself during your academic years and beyond.
- ImaginePh.D. Interest, Skills, and Value Assessments – Gain a better understanding of your career-related skills, interests, and values by taking three free, web-based self-assessments. (For Ph.D. students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences.)
- My Individual Development Plan (IDP) Science Careers – A free, web-based career-planning tool for graduate students and postdocs in the sciences to define and pursue their career goals.
- Career and Interest Assessments – Find a CCS career counselor available to work with you to identify your skills, values, and interests.
Learn about employer-desired skills:
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies – Find out the eight career competencies established by NACE to demonstrate that you are career-ready. These competencies were developed with input from over 600 different employers.
- Communicating Competencies – Learn how to communicate about your competencies to prospective employers during your job search.
- Contact Cornell Career Services (CCS) at 607-255-5296 to inquire about career assessments.