Develop Your Career Competencies

For soon-to-be or new college graduates, career readiness is key to unlocking your entrance into the workforce. Career readiness is the foundation upon which a successful career is launched and is, quite simply, the new career currency.

Interested in learning more about the NACE Career Competencies and developing your skills?

Click here to see how to actively grow your skillset.

First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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Do You Know the Essential Job Skills For a Resume?

Your resume is where you get to show employers all you’ve done and can do, including work experience, education, internships, volunteering, certifications and awards, and your skills. Understanding the right job skills for a resume requires a mix of pulling …

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Identify & Build Career CompetenciesIn partnership withLightcast logo

Identify the career competencies you must have to be a competitive candidate for an internship or job application. 

There are two ways to use this tool to identify relevant competencies and transferrable sills:

  1. By Keyword: Search for the name of the occupation you’re interested in.
  2. By Industry: Not sure what job you’d like? Search by desired industry and see available occupations.

Check out the Core Competencies section!

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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Josh Higgins: How Caring Creates Opportunity

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Pete Docter: Creating a Career Fueled by Imagination

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Dan Lerner: Flourishing in Your Design and Career

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Professional Networking and Influence

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Communicating with Transparency

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Just Ask: Todd Dewett on Management and Leadership

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Careers in Web Design and Development

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Leading with Stability during Times of Change and Disruption

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Leading as a Highly Sensitive Person

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Building Trust

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Trust is a fundamental aspect of any productive relationship. In business, trust has been proven to decrease turnover, increase innovation,…

Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander

Taught by Catherine Mattice
Working in a toxic environment can make anyone feel helpless. Even HR representatives can feel like their hands are tied.…

Building Business Relationships

Taught by Simon T. Bailey
View Simon’s LinkedIn Newsletter Have you been eyeing a promotion or new job? By learning how to form and leverage…

Negotiating Your Salary

Taught by Valerie Sutton
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton shares smart strategies that can help you prepare for a salary negotiation, discuss your…

Nano Tips on How to Pivot Your Career with Diana YK Chan

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Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. Here, executive career and…

Transitioning from Manager to Leader

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View Sara’s LinkedIn Newsletter Leadership is a skill that can be taught. In this course, executive coach Sara Canaday shares…

Creative Pro Careers: Staying Ahead

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Often, creative professionals find themselves in their current roles due to a combination of aptitude for a particular craft—photography, for…

Being a Good Mentee

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Connecting with a network of mentors is critical to your career development. Mentoring is proven to help professionals feel more…

Finding Your Purpose at Work

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A lot of times, people think purpose is reserved for those who found their noble calling when they were five,…

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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Emotions are all around us in the office, and it’s important for leaders to understand how to harness them to…

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