To build your skill profile on SkillMap, you start by adding skills. Before you can add skills, you must choose the experience where you use or get the skills.
You can add skills from three types of experience:
A job is any period when you earn an income or subsistence by working. This can include working for an employer, a company, a public institution, or other organisations. But it can also include independent work, such as owning a business or company, and self-employment, such as independent farming or operating a fruit and vegetable stand.
Education is when you study or learn valuable material to increase your employable knowledge. An experience might be certified by a diploma ranging from higher education to online certificates. It can also include courses you have taken that may not have issued a certificate, such as an online video series.
The "Other" experience option allows you to enter any experience into your timeline, which some might call "informal". Formal jobs and education are not the only way we learn valuable skills - too often, we overlook critical skills and knowledge from such meaningful experiences as raising children, engaging in community service and volunteering, hobbies, and activism. Include such experiences in your timeline to highlight the skills you obtained at them!