My Skills Development – on CareerConnect

Use our online skills development tool to help you explore and develop 10 top graduate skill areas. Employers tell us they look for these when hiring graduates.

In CareerConnect simply click on skills on your homepage to get started or use this link to skills

You can:

  1. Assess your skills using the Skills Audit – learn more about where you are at with our Skills Profile. Retake the audit to see how your skills have changed over time in The Careers Passport.
  2. Explore your opportunities – discover new ways to develop your skills at university in the Skills Pathways.
  3. Prepare for applications– Write Skills Statements to use in future job/study applications.
  4. Reflect on your next step - See your activity at a glance with the Careers Passport. Discuss your progress and plans with Careers staff.

Which skills?

The Skills Pathways covers the following skills areas and skills:


  • Collaborating
  • Active listening
  • Planning and organising

Digital Proficiency

  • Digital tools and software
  • Data analysis
  • Digital citizenship

Ethics. Diversity, and Sustainability

  • Social responsibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Cultural awareness


  • Positive mindset
  • Self-awareness
  • Motivation and purpose

Interpersonal Skills

  • Becoming an effective communicator
  • Developing emotional intelligence
  • Growing your network

Personal Skills

  • Taking the initiative
  • Learning to lead
  • Developing your social intelligence

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

  • Understanding innovation
  • Developing your commercial awareness
  • Influencing


  • Managing change
  • Coping with ambiguity
  • Transferable skills

Career Development

  • Career information
  • Access to opportunity
  • Career readiness

Critical Thinking

  • Problem solving
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Critical thinking