Careers today are dynamic - and so are the tools that we use to manage them.
Recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have emerged as transformative tools, reshaping the way that we navigate professional opportunities and changes. AI is being used across many aspects of career development - from recruitment to skill development to hiring.
Recruitment platforms leverage AI to streamline candidate selection, efficiently matching skills with job requirements (this is one reason to tailor your resume to each job description).
AI-powered analytics provide valuable insights into workforce and market trends, aiding strategic decision-making for employers and employees. On the individual level, AI-driven career guidance platforms analyze skill sets, industry trends, and personal preferences, to offer tailored advice for professional growth.
That's why Iron & Earth is proud to present SkillLab - a new AI tool on our Climate Career Platform that can help you build a skills profile, custom resumes and also provide career suggestions. Built on the premise that every single person in the world deserves access to progressive employment, their ecosystem uses AI and your unique skills profile to move you forward in your employment journey. Instead of relying on job and education titles, SkillLab identifies key competencies to build a pathway to economic opportunities, no matter how you got here.
The SkillLab app helps you turn your employment and life experience into a meaningful profile with the premise that all skills are useful and transferable. You can add skills to your profile from a job, an educational experience and other life experiences which can include: volunteering, caretaking, sports teams, hobbies, and more.
This important aspect of SkillLab promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace by elevating the skills gained in unpaid labor, often performed by women and others who are underrepresented in clean technology. For example, a stay-at-home parent or live-in caretaker will gain valuable skills in time management, conflict resolution, organization, efficiency, and communication. Too many people return to the workforce after a “gap” in their resume and think this takes away from their employment profile.
After building your personal skill profile, you can generate tailored resumes and explore career pathways that match your existing skills. The app will automatically suggest career options for you, and also identify which skills from a prospective job you may be lacking, in order to direct you to relevant and useful training programs. You can circle back to the trainings page on the Climate Career Portal to see if any available programs would help you fill a newly identified skill gap, or see if any open job opportunities align with your current skill profile.
As AI technologies continue to evolve, they promise to revolutionize the career space by fostering efficiency, personalization, and data-driven decision-making, ultimately empowering you to navigate the ever-changing professional landscape with confidence. SkillLab, with its people-centered approach, can help you showcase your skills and abilities, especially those you may have gained in a non-traditional way. Try out SkillLab today to see what a difference it can make in your career journey!
For more information about Iron & Earth’s training opportunities in clean energy, contact us at [email protected] or 778-771-0852. To search for renewable energy jobs or a career Mentor, visit our Climate Career Portal.
Iron & Earth’s training programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.
The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.
Post by freelance writer Anna Kobb