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If you have ever worked for the federal government in the United States, or a corporate human resources position then you are familiar with the term KSA.
KSA stands for knowledge, skills and abilities and is usually used to define the requirements of a job and compare potential candidates. I can remember in my previous professional life writing my own KSA’s for employment.
The task seemed so daunting at the time. Having to actually think through what I had done in my past, what I had learned, and what I could offer to a company. However, now I realize that knowing your KSA’s is a great way to not only pursue a career, but also to help you create a life you love.
So what exactly is the difference between knowledge, skills and abilities?
Clearly defining your KSA’s helps you to see all the talents that you have in your “life toolbox”, meaning that it helps you to:
Understanding my personal KSA’s helped me see how much I enjoyed working with people, communicating ideas, impacting lives through digital media and supporting women.
If you are in need of digging deeper on what your KSA’s are and how they can benefit you, then be sure to download this week’s free resource, “THE KSA (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES) INVENTORY”. This exercise will help you get clear on what your knowledge, skills, and abilities are and how you may be able to use them to start mapping out ideas around new goals and creating a life you love.
Tiffiny has a B.A. in Psychology, and master’s degree in Public Health Education. She worked in consulting for over 16 years, as well as previously owning a fitness and health business. In her personal life, she used personal development, mindset and health strategies to go from being overworked in a demanding corporate career, emotionally drained in a toxic marriage, physically unhealthy, and depressed to becoming an award-winning figure level bodybuilding athlete and entrepreneur. As a women’s empowerment coach, she works to help women get clear on their goals, build confidence, increase self-esteem, take action on their deep desires and create a life they love