Get a self-assessment of professional competences in five minutes!
Millions of people in Germany do not have professional qualifications, but have already gathered extensive professional experience. You or your client can now show what they have learned in 30 professions on my-professional-experience.org You can choose between twelve languages. A self-assessment only takes 3-5 minutes. Simply try it out!
Many refugees and “low-skilled” persons have gathered valuable professional experience outside of their education or entirely without formal education. To optimally integrate them into the labor market, it is important to know with which concrete actions in a reference profession a candidate is or is not already familiar. For this reason, Bertelsmann Stiftung has developed a digital instrument, which allows for an initial self-assessment using images of concrete action situations in only a few minutes. my-professional-experience.org
A free instrument for professional and career guidance
The objective of www.my-professional-experience.org is to offer the users an opportunity to take a self-assessment to determine the extent of their previous professional experience in 30 labor market professions particularly relevant on the labor market. The low-threshold and freely accessible instrument helps labor market and integration advisors plan paths to employment, qualification, in-depth assessment of competence or formal recognition of professional experience with their clients.
Five minutes - twelve languages - thirty professions
The core of www.my-professional-experience.org consists of 20-40 captioned images for each profession, which illustrate selected, typical action situations and are each presented with the question: “How often have you done this?” There are four response options. The results of the self-assessment of professional experience are available in three to five minutes and can be downloaded, printed out or sent via email. No personal data is collected during registration. An anonymous ID is used for identification. The user can choose between twelve languages on the website at any time. German, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Farsi, Portuguese, Polish, Bulgarian, Arabic, Romanian and Turkish.
Building and object coater
Building construction worker - specialising in masonry work
Civil engineering worker - specialising in road building
Construction finishing worker - specialising in tiles and mosaics
Elderly care assistant
Electronics technician - specialising in energy and building technology
Gardener - specialising in horticulture and landscape gardening
Industrial electrician - specialising in industrial engineering
Information technology specialist - specialising in systems integration
Machine and plant operator
Mechanic in plastics and rubber processing
Motor vehicle mechatronics technician
Plant mechanic for sanitary, heating and air conditioning systems
Sales assistant for retail services
Salesperson - specialising in foodstuffs
Skilled metal worker - specialising in structural engineering
Specialist in the hospitality services industsry
Specialist in furniture, kitchen and removal services
Specialist in food technology
The tool is based on practical competence models
Competence models are the basis of my-professional-experience.org They describe five to eight practical fields of action for each of the 30 professions, which each include two to eight typical action situations. Professional experts developed the models based on the training regulations and standard curricula. Then, they were reviewed by masters, trainers, vocational school teachers and representatives from chambers and trade guilds and the respective trade associations in user workshops to determine the practical relevance in day-to-day operations. Scientists from renowned research institutes supported the development and review the final competence models.