How to Identify and Fill Your Skill Gaps

Why it’s important to always be learning and improving

Chris Jennings

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The phrase “skill gap” is becoming increasingly popular in the modern work world. The idea is that we all have skills but no one is perfect. There are skills that overlap with other skills and then there are gaps between these skills that are left unfilled.

This most frequently comes up in office environments where a certain set of skills is a prerequisite for a job. Maybe a candidate is able to code in several different languages, but there is a glaring gap in an area that they don’t know. Or perhaps there is a very specific niche area of knowledge that eludes our otherwise comprehensive intelligence.

The point here is that we all have skill gaps, but there are ways to identify them and fill them quickly.

Lifelong Learning

Why am I writing about this? Well, I’m all about lifelong learning. The articles I write are designed to arm you with the ammunition you need to go out in the world and be a better reader, learner, student, employee, etc. So how do you find your skill gap?

Have you ever had an employer point out a skill gap to you? This is a common procedure in yearly or quarterly performance reviews. Maybe you’re graded on a scale for certain…

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Chris Jennings

I write about the intersection of technology, productivity, and mindfulness. See more of my work at iterate.substack.com