How to identify and verbalise your knowledge?

How to identify and verbalise your knowledge?


  • How to identify and verbalise your KNOWLEDGE?

On a sheet of paper, list EVERYTHING you know how to do without leaving out the most insignificant and obvious details. You will be surprised at how much you know.

Verbalise by describing I KNOW + NAME

For example: "I know about intellectual property law", "I know about Creative Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator...)"

  • How to identify and verbalise your KNOWLEDGE?

Verbalise by describing I KNOW + ACTION VERB + ACTIVITY FIGURE For example: "I know how to plan an event for 250 people", "I know how to recruit 30 talents per year", "I know how to make a marketing presentation on PowerPoint and present it in front of a client"...

Once you have identified your skills, classify them by areas of intervention.

  • How do you identify and verbalise your KNOW-HOW?

Verbalise by describing I AM + ADJECTIVE or I HAVE + NAME

For example: "I am enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, adaptable, autonomous...", "I have a sense of initiative"...

Nowadays, interpersonal skills are a key factor in professional development, as it is the behaviors that make the cohesion and the performance of the company.

According to a July 2020 article from competencies-most-searched-by-employers, here is the list of the 10 behavioural competencies expected by employers:

  1. Ability to organise, prioritise tasks (98%)
  2. Ability to adapt (94%)
  3. Autonomy (93%)
  4. Sense of responsibility / reliability (93%)
  5. Teamwork (90%)
  6. Knowledge of and respect for rules (84%)
  7. Ability to update knowledge (83%)
  8. Sense of customer relations (72%)
  9. Initiative/creativity (69%)
  10. Ability to work under pressure and manage stress (62%)

The following skills are also often cited :

  • Proactivity
  • Autonomy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Team management
  • Co-ordination
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Customer service orientation
  • Negotiation
  • Cognitive flexibility


  • What are your professional skills?
  • What are your transferable skills?
  • What are your interpersonal skills?
  • Which skills do you enjoy using the most? The least?
  • What are your strongest skills today?
  • What kind of satisfaction do you get from using these skills?
  • If you could not use these skills, what would happen?
  • What would be a job that would allow you to use these skills?
  • What are your weakest skills today?
  • What do you want to improve?