The definition of skills in Cinode is broad.
To help you can include skills from various areas and make it easier for you to search, filter and keep track of relevant skills within your organisation, all skills that are added to Cinode is submitted into a skills category.
The fixed categories are the following:
Accreditation: Used to document whether you are authorised to provide a particular service, work with a particular resource or similar. Can also be used to detail authorisation to teach a particular course or level. Examples of authorisations are teaching qualification, medical licence or wet room certificate.
Certifications: Certifications can be issued for personal knowledge or skills, or for products, organisations or institutions. Examples of this can be an ISO certification.
Constructions: Different types of constructions or construction works. The category is intended for those who work with infrastructure or inspection and detail the different types of constructions on which you have worked. For example, this might be airports, churches or auditoriums.
Hardware: Different components or hardware systems such as graphics card, hard drive. or CISCO router.
Industries: Industries denotes a particular area of operations, branch or trade/sector of business or professional operations, for example, Banking and Finance or Public Sector.
Materials: Different types of physical material that you work with in your consultancy profession, for example, concrete or office supplies.
Methods & Processes: An established and defined working method. Change Management, Lean, Coaching or Agile Development are a number of examples.
Operational area and function: Have the aim of detailing the operational area within which you consulted or worked, for example, you might have supported the HR function or built a solution for a customer's purchasing department. Other examples are customer service, crisis management, sales.
Platforms: Operating systems, for example iOS or Linux, as well as products that are characterised by being a basis on which to create applications, for example Dynamics AX or Biztalk.
Products: Concerns an item, service or product within which consultancy can take place. It is a broad category, but is used when the competence is not of a specific character but rather has a more wide-ranging and broader purpose. For example, Adobe Acrobat, Spotify or Office365.
Reports & Investigations: Established ways of producing results of different analyses or investigations. For example, Cobit is a framework that contains different ways of analysing and implementing different types of audits of an operation. An audit such as this can be an example of something that falls in this category. Other examples can simply be documentation such as sustainability reports, process reporting or thesis.
Roles: Details the role(s) you have had in your assignment. A role can be the formal title in the assignment, for example, Project Manager or Test Manager. It can also encapsulate more informal roles that you have occupied in a customer project, for example, that you assumed responsibility for the role as coach or mentor.
Soft skills: Can best be described as personal qualities that shape how you work and interact with others. Soft skills are also recognized as "soft competences" and represent a range of different abilities, skills and attributes, linked to your personality.
Specialities – Medicine: Medical competence and specialist areas.
Specifications & Regulations: Refers to laws, regulations or ways to manage and control an activity, for example, GDPR, Sox or the Work Environment Act.
Standards & Regulations: Different types of standards or regulations such as ISO27001 or sustainability investigations, for example, which refer to the actual analysis of an audit. Used in order to reflect your competence to work with, consult, review or introduce different types of standards or regulations.
Techniques: A method of a technical character, for example, compression (of data) is an example of a technique as is the network protocol TCP/IP. Other examples of techniques are C#, HTML and frameworks such as Angular and React.
Tools: A piece of software or aid with a more limited and specific purpose. There are a number of tools that are available within the Lean or Change Management methodology when practising the methodology in question, for example, PDCA or ADKAR. In a software context, a piece of software such as Putty is a good example of a tool.
If you have added skill that is currently uncategorised, check out this article on how to categories that skill.