Develop Your Job Skills

UC Berkeley Competencies

Career success in an organization is both about what you do (applying your technical knowledge, skills, and ability) and how you do it (the consistent behaviors you demonstrate and choose to use) while interacting and communicating with others at work. By studying the UC Berkeley competencies and working to refine your own competence, you can take charge of your career and the work you do. You can empower yourself to make positive contributions at work and find the work you do rewarding and meaningful.

Study the competencies for your current level, but also the ones for other levels. Although the competencies have the same names, the descriptions are sometimes different and worth noting. You will learn what is needed for you to move to other levels within UC Berkeley by recognizing what competencies you will need to develop. Create a plan of action for yourself based on the competencies you wish to develop.

It can be very helpful for your career development to meet with your supervisor to gain their feedback and to brainstorm with the Staff, Supervisor & Manager Competencies about ways that you can create learning and development opportunities to develop competencies that are needed in your unit and that would be beneficial for your career development.

How did your performance evaluation rating compare with the Core Competencies and Behavioral Anchors?