Skills

Continuing attention to developing the knowledge, "how-to" skills, and habits that prepare and qualify you for the opportunities you want.

Your skills comprise your main vehicle for delivering value in the work you do – or want to do in the future. That makes lifelong learning a key to career success. When you've developed career goals [link to Goals page], you can prioritize the skills you want to develop [link to Skill Self-Estimate and Planning tool]. And of course, you can't go wrong by developing skills in the UC Berkeley Core Competencies.

The "70-20-10 Rule" [link] is an effective guideline for allocating the time and energy you spend developing your skills. It mirrors the way adults learn: It's a good guideline to spend about 70% of your learning efforts in action-learning (experience), and 20% interacting with others (like mentors and colleagues) to leverage the 10% that you spend in more passive training (books, classes, seminars, etc.)


LinkedIn Learning

Free access with your berkeley.edu email address

Career Development Workshops

Identify skills you enjoy using in the workshop The Skills You Bring