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Onboarding is where you build your skills profile.

This is the first place you land when you login to tilr for the first time.

At any time, you can revisit Onboarding by clicking on your name > Onboarding.

To return to Onboarding, find the option in settings

What is Onboarding and how does it work?

A guide to getting the most out of tilr's Onboarding

This is a guide to using tilr’s onboarding screens to write your skills profile.

Before we dive in, let’s get ourselves situated:

What is your Skills Profile?

Your skills profile is the list of skills that you possess.It tells a story about the things you are able to do. You’ve developed these abilities over the course of your career and life.

Why am I creating my Skills Profile?

Your organization is committed to knowing the skills that exist in the organization. The most accurate way to know this is to ask you.

Your organization is also interested in knowing the skills that you want to learn so they can invest in developing them.

So while tilr helps you create your Skills Profile, we also help you identify your “Aspiration Skills” – the skills you want to learn.

How do I create my Skills Profile?

tilr will do the hard work. The onboarding screens walk you through a series of questions and prompts, giving you the tools to identify your skills and add them to a list of “Your Skills”.

At the same time, tilr will give you the tools to add skills to your list of skills you want to learn.

How do I get started?

Life is long. So the best way to write a skills profile is to prime yourself, even before you open tilr’s onboarding.

  • Reflect on your life- Take a few quiet minutes and think about the skills you’ve developed through your life. Be generous with yourself. Skills come from a lot of places. Think about the different chapters of your life that you’ve been through. And think about the different components that make up life - work, home, family, relationships, chores, education, training, hobbies, side hustles, assets.

    A best practice is to have your resume and LinkedIn profile on hand, so you can look back at your previous roles, job titles and accomplishments.
  • Reflect on your goals - Think about where you want to be in the near term, especially in your current job. Back when you accepted the job offer, why did you want your job? Sure, you were a fit but there was also some growth that you saw for yourself. What do you want to get out of your time at your organization
  • Reflect on your dreams - Go big and broad for a minute. Your organization is giving you a platform to point out your bigger aspirations. Seize it.
  • Mark time off your calendar - tilr recommends to spend 10 - 15 minutes onboarding. But if you can afford it, be generous with yourself.
  • Go to your happy place - Go to that comfortable spot where you get your best work done. Make yourself a cup of coffee or crack open a can of bubly.
  • But don’t worry - Sure, onboarding is a moment in time to kickstart your skills profile but you can always adjust it later. In your tilr account, you can always add and remove skills to your Skills Profile and Skills to Learn. You can also hop back into the onboarding by clicking on your name in the top right corner of the screen > Onboarding

How do I use tilr's Onboarding Screens?

tilr does the hard work of helping you create your skills profile and identify those skills that you want to learn. The screens are filled with tools:

Your Skills - As you walk through the onboarding process, you are adding skills to Your Skills.

  • Click the ➕ next to any skill to add it to Your Skills
  • Click the 🗑️ to remove any skill from Your Skills
  • tilr keeps a running tally of your skills
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Building your skills profile in tilr

Every time you add a skill to Your Skills, you need to select your proficiency level for that skill:

Skills Proficiency

Predictive text - As you type, tilr anticipates what you are typing and offers suggestions in the dropdown list. You must select your option from an item in the dropdown.

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Predictive Text

Why? Because tilr is pulling from an open source library of 72,000 job titles and 31,000 skills that are updating in real-time. That dropdown ensures you are selecting a job title or skill from the library.

Are you searching for a job title or skill and you don’t see it in the dropdown?

For skills, select the skill that most closely aligns with the skill you are considering. 

Job titles can be a bit tricky because some companies give people unconventional job titles. There are a few tips if that is true for you:

  • Choose a standardized version of that job title.
    Ex. Growth Ninja = Growth Marketing Manager
  • Search a few job titles to identify all the skills that you may utilize in that role.
    Ex. Growth Ninja = Growth Marketing Manager + Performance Marketing

More options for skills - Click the 🔽 next to a skill to:

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Click the triange to see more options
  • Add to Aspiration Skills: While searching skills for your skills profile, you will likely come across skills that you also want to develop. Add them to your Aspiration Skills.
  • Find Related Skills: tilr will identify a list of skills that have a relationship with that skill. Meaning, that cluster, are transferable or are adjacent to that skill.

Universal navigation - The Previous Step and Next Step buttons follow you through the onboarding screens. Use them at any time.
Use the "Add Another {Experience}" to start the search flow for that section again.

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What is tilr going to ask me?

Think of tilr’s onboarding as a very powerful search engine to search and discover skills. For this reason, the onboarding is broken into six aspects of life where skills development typically occurs:

  1. Your role
  2. Your company
  3. Job experience
  4. Education and training
  5. Volunteer experience
  6. Life experience

1. Your role - You already possess all, if not most, of the skills that your organization requires of you for your role. That's why the first step of the onboarding is your opportunity to add the skills from your role to your skills profile.

2. Your company - There are skills that are pervasive in your company. These extend beyond your role. This is your opportunity to see the skills relevant to your company and add them to your skills profile.

3. Job experience -
Using the job titles that you’ve held over the course of your career, tilr surfaces the top 30 skills associated with a job title and industry. This is based on real time market data. From there, you can peruse the skills and either add them to your skills profile, add to your aspiration list, find related skills or skip over it. 

These are 4 helpful hints for using the Job Experience section:

  1. If your job title is unique to your organization then try searching for the industry standard name. Ex. “Human Factors Designer” → “UX Designer”
  2. Consider searching multiple job titles to more thoroughly capture all your role’s skills. Ex. “Operations Manager” → “Operation Manager” + “Office Manager” + “Customer Service Manager”
  3. The skills associated with a role vary by industry. Consider adding industry to enhance your results
  4. If you are more detailed then your skills profile will be more robust. So take your time to reflect and capture all the great things you can do!

4. Education & Training -
The best way to add the skills you’ve acquired through formal learning is to search the skills that you learned and use the “Related Skills” to identify skills that cluster with that skill. 

These are 3 helpful hints for using the Education & Training section:

  1. If you can’t find you degree, choose the one closest to it. We will help you generate related skills to best fits your profile
  2. Education & Training doesn’t only mean academic learning. Try searching “Teamwork” + “Public Speaking” + “Organizational Skills” + “Time Management”
  3. If you select a Certificate, tilr generates related skills that you can explore

5. Volunteer Experience - Volunteering is a credible and accessible place where some people develop their skills. That’s why tilr includes it in our onboarding.

A good place to start is to search for skills that remind you of your volunteer experience. Ex. “Time Management” + “File Organization” + “Adaptability” + “Teamwork”

These are 4 stories of people who developed skills through volunteering:

  1. Meet Josh. Josh has been fundraising for his favorite charity for 3 years. During this time he learned about: Prospecting + Relationship Building + Salesforce + Closing Sales
  2. Meet Sakiya. She has been visiting the elderly in an old age home and doing activities with them for the last year. This experience has taught her: Compassion + Active Listening + Patience + Oral Communication
  3. Meet Baski. He has been a troop leader for 2 years. From this experience, he has learned about: Teamwork + Problem Solving + Adaptability + Time Management
  4. Meet Bohdana. She has been running the social media accounts for a cause she cares about for 5 years. She has taken away: Content Creation + Brand Positioning + Media Analytics

6. Life Experience -
Life skills are developed throughout everyday life as you navigate the world. This section is optional but you could be overlooking some of your most tremendous skills.

These are 4 stories of people who developed skills through life experiences:

  1. Meet Antonia. When she was 25 she immigrated to a new country. Through this experience she learned: Professional Networking + Open Mindset + Goal Setting
  2. Meet Amari. Amari was one of the first to get onto Twitch Streams and now he can confidently say he has gained: Curiosity + Public Speaking + Audience Development + Time Management
  3. Meet Elysha. Elysha has a son who was born deaf. Through navigating this for her family she has learned: Child Advocacy + Persistence + Patience + Research
  4. Meet Sile. Sile and his family spent 6 months in a shelter when he was 17. During this time learned Teamwork + Resourcefulness + Adaptability + Caring Nature

Passion skills: When you’ve finished adding skills to your Skills Profile, tilr prompts you to ❤️ up to 5 skills that you are most passionate about. Knowing your passion skills helps tilr improve our recommendation to better fits your goals.

This is the final onboarding step. For the first time, you can see your list of “Aspired Skills” and a tally of them. 

Your list of “Aspired Skills” is important. tilr is going to suggest coursers, mentors and career paths based on this list. It is also going to make your goals known to your Manager and Leaders. 

Remember, you’ve been adding “Aspired Skills” to this list through the onboarding screens. You can remove skills from the list using the trash icon. And add more skills using the Search capability as other parts of the onboarding.

With that, onboarding is complete and you are logged into tilr. 

In Skills Management, you have “My Skills”, which is your skills profile and “Skills to Learn”, which is your aspiration skills. 

You can add and remove skills from these lists. And you can always revisit Onboarding by clicking your name in the top right corner of the screen and selecting “Onboarding”.

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