JLA skill cards

Discover, record and communicate your strongest evidence of achievement

Developed by John Lees to supplement the exercises printed in How To Get A Job You Love, this card sort is now in its 4th edition (published March 2016), and will help you discover your motivated skills, and how to communicate them to decision makers.
The JLA Skill Card toolkit is designed to help you identify your motivated skills, i.e. the things you are good at and enjoy performing. A full range of exercises are provided, enabling you to communicate your skills in terms of career highlights and achievements.

The cards and associated exercise have been revised and improved several times since they were first used in 2003, and have since been used by career coaches and career changers all over the world. The exercises contained in this document are designed to be used by coaches, trainers or by individuals who want to gain more awareness of their skills, which are broken down into five categories: People skills, Information Skills, Skills using Things (equipment, physical skills), Enterprise skills (leading organisations, initiating and leading projects) and skills around Concepts and Ideas.

To purchase the JLA Skill Cards:-


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The Skill Cards cost £22.95 per set (inc VAT & UK postage – see drop-down menu for delivery prices overseas). Click on the above link to order one or more sets, using credit card or Paypal, or email us if you want to discuss other delivery options.

I love these cards. They are extremely useful and come with exercises to guide their use. The cards help you to dig deeper into your career motivations and your own skill set with easy step by step exercises that can be surprisingly revealing. I have used them a few times over the years to check in with myself and my career goals. This is a little bit of John Lees' wonderful career guidance in a handy box, and that is something pretty special.

Natalie, Amazon purchaser

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