Credits

Credits

The Skill Profiler was developed by Fernfachhochschule Schweiz (Project Management), Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Fernstudien Schweiz, Universität Zürich, Hochschule Luzern and SWITCH.

Partner

The skill profiler has been developed in cooperation between FFHS (project leader), SUPSI, FS-CH, UZH, HSLU and SWITCH.

The Skill Profiler was developed by Fernfachhochschule Schweiz (Project Management), Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Fernstudien Schweiz, Universität Zürich, Hochschule Luzern and SWITCH.

Motivation

With the Bologna reform the significance of soft skills, also called transferable competences, social or informal skills, is increasing to a major extent.

Soft skills have become more and more important and found their way into the curricula. The significance of soft skills is also constantly increasing in the professional context.

However, there exists a "soft-skills-paradox" which describes the fact that despite its importance the willingness to survey these skills is low as the effort and the resulting benefit is seen unbalanced. The focus remains on formal education (in the sense of hard skills and practical know-how). Therefore, there is a lack of practicable instruments for making non-formally evaluated competences and job-related personal strengths visible.

The “Stellenmarkt-Monitor Schweiz” (job market monitor) of the University of Zurich is investigating the qualification requirements on the job market. The results of the Stellenmarktmonitor are made accessible for students and alumni in order to show them, which job-market segments have requirements close to the individual competency profile.

This will (concerning soft skills)

  • support the self-reflection of personal competencies,
  • give an overview over the appropriate jobs market areas,
  • detect which competencies should be developed for the dream job.

The results

  • refer to the jobs with better prospects concerning application and on-the-job success
  • can be used by advisory services for further career counselling
  • can be used by institutions of education for the definition of the learning outcomes