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Competency Insight Job Discovery

One is not enough

Part of what makes SkillBank technologies so powerful is the way we capture “level of interest” — which is an important second aspect of the relationship a person has with their competencies. Most people have “burnout skills” where they may excel but they really don’t want to. If your job forces you to apply your […]

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Job Discovery

“Find your way” to your best career

When new recruits report to U.S. Army Basic Combat Training (boot camp) they typically expect a rigorous challenge. They go through a series of challenges learning essential soldier skills. Most recruits expect to learn skills like physical fitness, marksmanship and teamwork. But they may not expect the one vital skill every recruit must learn before […]

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Job Discovery

Why you should expand your job search.

One of the things that we at SkillBank are all about is finding ways for people to progress in their career. In today’s crazy world of work, that progress rarely goes in a straight line. Very rarely do we hear about someone joining a company and staying 20-30 years until retirement. Fact is most people […]

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Job Discovery

The Building Blocks of Success

The most frustrating part of a job search is sifting through job listings and making sense of the dreaded “Requirements” section. Here are a few examples taken from a recent LinkedIn job posting: 6+ years of management experience (mandatory) 2+ years of blockchain industry experience (preferred). A deep understanding of the blockchain industry, tokenomics and […]

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Job Discovery

How we help end your job hunt frustration

Unless you’re in a growing job sector in a strong economy, “going with what you know” can be totally frustrating. Today, millions of unemployed workers feel stuck because they need new career ideas. This is even more true for those just starting a new career. Searching job boards doesn’t solve this problem. Sure, it exposes […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Arriving at the starting line

The last few months have been a whirlwind and honestly, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Driven by my foundational urge to do help solve the pandemic employment crisis, our first product is just heading out the door. It’s called Job Discovery – a free app to help job seekers and workers in […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Onward…

Building a successful startup is a lot like alchemy. Searching for the sweet spot of market opportunity, product offering, partnerships, customers and the people who make it happen. I think we’re finding our way onto a very good path. We’re becoming clear on where our opportunities are, to whom we’ll deliver solid value and how […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

Things are taking shape

It’s been a busy time working on the core technology, refining our product roadmap and growth plans and adding brilliant individuals to our advisory board. The techie in me is happy to say we’ve become quite sure we can do what we want to do. In other words, we’ve done enough work to be able […]

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SkillBank from the ground up

SkillBank origin story

Growing up in Seattle, I was one of those young expert skiers you see flying down the slopes. Though I might have been the only one to stop and give pointers along the way. Thinking about it now, I was probably one of the more annoying kids up there. The point is that all my […]