Talent Stack - The Résumé Reimagined
The Talent Stack is the résumé reimagined.
It forms part of the Do You Natural Talent Framework which guides you through creating an evidence based portfolio and tool for understanding and demonstrating your natural talents.
Human skills, talents and capabilities come in a wide range of depths and widths. Often the skills we have can seem disparate.
The Talent Stack is a simple way to visualise how your depth of skills and experience converge, allowing people to quickly see what value you can bring to the context of their world.
Here's a quick look at how I created my Talent Stack.
Why create a Talent Stack?
The résumé is a poor way of showcasing your skills, knowledge and experience and how it all connects and contributes to the human that you are.
Human skills come in a range of depths and widths. Some skills are broad, where you are proficient but perhaps don’t know a lot about. On the other hand, some skills you have deep knowledge in and are exceptionally proficient in.
The Talent Stack enables you to quickly establish how your skills and talents complement each other, and makes it easier for current and future people to understand how you can add value to their world.
The exercise not only results in a pretty awesome visualisation highlighting your talents, it also helps you clarify your skills in specific areas.
You'll gain instant access to a step by step framework and guide hosted on Figma showing you how to create your own Talent Stack.
It's very simple and you need zero prior knowledge of the software. Figma (a free graphic editor) is super easy to use, just follow the guide, add your skills, export and share.
+ A Talent Width and Depth Exercise
+ A light Talent Stack template
+ A dark Talent Stack template (for those who like the dark side of life)
Everything you need to showcase your gifts in a more visual way.
One more thing...
Included in the framework is a Team Stack, which can be collaboratively created to visualise the capabilities within a team and organisation. Bring the team together and create clarity around the talents, capabilities and skills that make your team awesome.
Figma allows you to collaboratively work together in a multiplayer way, just like you would in Google Docs. The Team Stack template included in the Talent Stack can be worked on from wherever you and your teammates are in the world.
Great to showcase your team capabilities within your business and to external stakeholders.
Don't worry if you don't have a Figma account, you can sign up for one free after you purchase the Talent Stack.