SkillBank FAQ

If you don’t find your answer here, use the contact page to send your question and we’ll respond quickly. Please also explore our specialized FAQ for The Cartography Project for answers on that topic.


What do you mean by career discovery and transition planning?

Career discovery is what happens after you inventory your competencies – we show you jobs that require those competencies. And since some jobs require a greater skill level than others, we show skill gaps to help you decide what jobs to go for and what training to pursue.

What do you mean by job competency map?

Many competencies are shared between jobs. Like roads that connect one town to another, competencies connect one job to another. And just like our national highway system, your competencies can take you to many other jobs and other industries.

What do you mean by mapping the world of work?

The SkillBank mission is to create one massive universal competency map spanning the jobs of 2030. It’s an ambitious goal which can help a lot of people. That’s why we started The Cartography Project.

How do I inventory my competencies?

Simply browse the list, choose relevant competencies, set your skill level and indicate your level of interest. Your ranking is securely stored in the SkillBank cloud.

Can I get a list of my competencies?

Of course, your Competency Statement is available right in the app. You can review your competencies or download a copy to share with your boss or include with job applications.

What happens after I take inventory?

SkillBank uses your competency inventory to provide a ranked list of jobs which require competencies like yours.
The results are often surprising since many competencies are common across different jobs in different industries.

If my competencies match, does that mean the job is right for me?

Your competencies provide a good indication you can perform the job but other factors contribute to your overall job satisfaction, happiness and performance.

Can I use my cell phone to take inventory?

Absolutely, SkillBank is designed to run on any device.


If you don’t find your answer here, use the contact page to send your question and we’ll respond quickly. Please also explore our specialized FAQ for The Cartography Project for answers on that topic.