mySkills myFuture Methodology

To find career paths that might be a good match for you, mySkills myFuture uses a mathematical formula that compares the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are commonly used in your previous job to those that are commonly used in 800+ other careers. Each career in our database is scored on 120 different KSA elements. Our formula considers:

  • Similarities in entire KSA profiles; and
  • Differences in specific KSA scores.

To appear on your list of matches, a career must have both a similar overall KSA profile as your old job and must require similar levels of most knowledge, skills, and abilities. In this way, you are likely to be matched up to careers that are generally similar to your last job and for which you are neither greatly over- or under-qualified.

Our matching formula uses data collected by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), housed in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. If you would like more detailed information on the mySkills myFuture methodology, please contact us at 1-877-348-0502 or send an email to