Congratulations. You've been invited to be a Job Profile Editor in Calibrate. At this moment, you probably have four questions:
What is a Job Profile?
A Job Profile is the collection of skills required by a specific occupation. Job Profiles enable Job Profile Editors (that's you) to collaborate on an occupation's current and future skill requirements. There are four skill types in a Job Profile:
- Work Activities (hard skills) - Describe how units of time are organized on the job. These are things you actually do on the job (e.g., looking at reports or depositing checks).
- Knowledge Domains - Principles, bodies of content, and facts generally applied within academic domains. These are areas of knowledge that someone needs to know in order to do the job (e.g., chemistry or mathematics).
- Soft Skills - Specific behaviors, interpersonal skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, and the social and emotional intelligence needed to succeed. These are the skills that make you effective at the job (e.g., non-verbal communication, listening, negotiating).
- Tools & Technologies - Categories and specific examples of machines, equipment, software, and technologies used on the job (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Macbooks).
What is a Job Profile Editor?
From a very high level, the Job Profile creation process looks like this:
If you've been invited to be a Job Profile Editor, that means the Content Manager has created the initial Job Profile and they want your help in finalizing the skills that comprise that Job Profile.
What does a Job Profile Editor do?
The first thing you’ll do is log in to Calibrate using the link in the email invite and activate your account. If the login doesn’t automatically take you to the Job Profile you’re being asked to collaborate on, you’ll have to navigate to find it.
Next, you'll work on revising the Job Profile. Here's a list of things you may do as a Job Profile Editor:
1] Add or remove skills to/from the Job Profile
2] Create a new skill to add to the Job Profile
3] Add or remove other Job Profile Editors to work on the Job Profile
4] Rate each skill in the Job Profile depending on how essential you think that skill is for that Job Profile. The four ratings you can assign a skill are as follows:
- Critical: Skills that are highly relevant, required, and central to this job. Graduates are disqualified if these skills are missing or deficient.
- Important: Skills that are important, complementary, and frequently performed within this job, but not required. Graduates can acquire and/or become proficient in these skills while on the job.
- Beneficial: Skills that are supplementary and helpful, but not necessary for the job. Graduates will benefit from having these skills but are qualified for the job without them.
- Irrelevant: Assign it this value if the skill is not needed for the Job Profile
5] Incorporate feedback, given by Reviewers, into the Job Profile. A Reviewer is typically someone from industry, who gives feedback to Job Profile Editors, as to the accuracy of the Job Profile from an industry standpoint.
6] Publish the Job Profile so that it can be used to align Awards to the needs of industry.
To see the detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating or revising a Job Profile, go to the Create Job Profile User Guide.
Ready to get started?
Here’s a quick checklist you can use as a Job Profile Editor:
- Login to Calibrate
- Activate your account
- Navigate to the Job Profile
- Add existing skills to the Job Profile one at a time
- Create a new skill to add to the Job Profile
- Remove skills from the Job Profile
- Invite or remove Editors to work on the Job Profile
- Assign each skill in the Job Profile a rating
- Revise skills and/or ratings based on Reviewer feedback
- Publish the Job Profile