The Holy Grail
Setting out a vision for our careers and a plan to achieve it isn’t just important, it’s the holy grail of career development. But many of us don’t have a linear growth path in one employer or industry, or even want one. And those who find themselves on such a path are easily derailed by displacement from work, lack of interest from a supervisor, or simply a lack of information on the talents, experience and career moves likely to generate success.
We don’t need no education
This isn’t simply a matter of more training, and it has little to do with education, contrary to what administrators at expensive institutions want us to think.
What we need is specific, actionable advice that can help us achieve our goals. Like, which aspects of my skill set are most valuable in my line of work? Or what should I really focus on in my resume to stand out from the crowd?
Often, we could do with a little help defining our goals, too. For example, how can we leverage our strengths and passions and get paid in line with our needs? Or which occupations will offer us mobility and opportunity in the future, if not today?
Bridging the gap
At Tomorrow’s Work, we’re working to bridge this gap with our career development platform, TalentSpotter. By providing personalized benchmarking against peers, and career guidance to help users define and achieve their goals, TalentSpotter and its reporting tool, the Skills Calculator fills a longstanding gap in the tools available for people to advance their careers.
How it works
TalentSpotter works by quickly and intelligently gathering your experience, education, knowledge and ambitions.
TalentSpotter then shows how you stack up, describing your talent profile, and providing comparisons against your educational and occupational peer group.
As you learn, you’ll identify the talents you have particular strengths, preferences or weaknesses in.
From there, TalentSpotter provides a host of reflective insights and practical tools to help you identify and maximize your strengths, find a job and career which will meet your needs, and help your prepare for and access your most rewarding work.
Join the movement
Although TalentSpotter is still in beta, we’re hearing some great feedback from those who have trialed it so far.
Now we’re turning the power of our AI and big data over to you. Whether you need help planning you career, or making the next step happen, we’ve got your back. Sign up below to use TalentSpotter for free, and take control of your career.
About Tomorrow’s Work
Tomorrow’s Work is a social enterprise committed to keeping people competitive with technology, and giving everyone the skills to find their most rewarding work.
Our work is focused on a singular question: how can we match the talents required by the economy with the people who need them?