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The Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort®
(Online Version)

Click here for the physical version



The Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort will help you:


  • Discover what your favorite skills are.

  • Identify skills to list on your résumé and CV.

  • Know which skills to leave off your résumé, so your next job is a better fit for you.

  • Identify your "transferable skills." The skills you can take with you from job to job.

  • Discover your "motivated skills." Skills you enjoy using the most and are highly proficient at.

  • Understand your "burn out skills." Those skills you are competent at, but no longer enjoy using.

  • Discover your "developmental skills." Those areas where you want to improve, or learn new skills.


Using the Online Skills Cards is Both Fun and Easy

And it can change your life.

In just 10 minutes you will have a better picture of your skills and your career direction.

Knowing what your motivated and transferable skills are is one of the four critical pieces to figuring out where and how you can be the most successful and the most fulfilled.

The other three pieces are: your interests, your personality type, and your values. We have tools to help you with each one.

Plus we offer face to face (over Skype) career counseling where we use all of these tools to help you find the perfect career.



Hello Dick Knowdell,

I just wanted to thank you for inventing the skills and values card sorts, and for making the online versions available to us career coaches. I just used both online card sorts with a remote career coaching client who was sending me all sorts of mixed signals.

My client is capable of doing many different types of jobs, and with her multiple degrees and linguistic abilities is also capable of living in any number of countries, which she had done previously. She was torn between the extremes of working for a large corporation in a foreign country, or staying closer to home, opening a coffee shop and taking care of her aging parents.

The Motivated Skills deck showed both of us exactly which skills she preferred using. The values card deck showed that the most important things in her life were family, and work life balance. Achieving a high level position, career success and being a big shot in a corporation were not her values. So, after using the online card sorts, the answer became clear to my client. I didn't have to say anything. Her new career direction was that obvious.

These are amazing tools. Thanks for creating them.

A.G. a career coach in New York


Available to both Individuals and Career Coaches

The Online Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort is available to both individuals and Career Coaches.

Coaches and those wishing to offer card sorts to their clients or students should set up a "Test Admin" account before making a purchase.

This allows you to administer those card sorts remotely.

Click here to set up your test admin account

Career Coaches can purchase the Motivated Skills Card Sort with volume discounts. Career Coaches will have access to our Test Admin back office where you can administer skills card sorts, value card sorts, career tests, personality tests etc.

Individuals can purchase the Motivated Skills Card Sort for their own personal career exploration and for identifying the skills they should put on their résumé and CV.



Dear Mr. Knowdell,

I purchased the online Motivated Skills Card Deck from to help me identify my transferable skills for a new resume I was writing. But then something else happened.

While using the skills deck, I realized that the source of my recent job dissatisfaction was that for the last few years I was not using one of my favorite skills. It was a skill I had always taken for granted because it came so naturally to me. It was a skill I had always been praised for. But now I was not using it and it left a big hole in my career, leaving me feeling empty. Now that I know how important that skill is, I'll make sure the next job I get allows me to use it.

Thanks for helping,

M.R. Los Angeles, searching for a more satisfying job


Pricing for the Online Motivated Skills Card Sort

Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort Deck (online version - not the physical decks) - 1 Pak
$ 12.00
Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort Deck (online version - not the physical decks) - 3 Pak
$ 27.00
Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort Deck (online version - not the physical decks) - 10 Pak
$ 85.00
Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort Deck (online version - not the physical decks) - 50 Pak
$ 382.00


These are the online "virtual" card decks - No Shipping Is Needed

For the physical card decks click here.

Each online card sort can be used only once.

If you plan to offer these card sorts to your clients or students,
please set up a Test Admin Account before making your purchase. That will give you access to the tools needed to send out links, and run reports.

For larger volumes with discounts, click here


About Richard Knowdell

Richard Knowdell has trained thousands of career coaches around the world. Most recently he has been training in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, San Jose CA, and Atlanta GA.

Dick also trains career coaches at US Military bases, where they help returning veterans transition to civilian careers.


He offers two certificates:

  • Job and Career Development Coach
  • Job and Career Transition Coach

For information about Dick Knowdell, or his career coach training and certification sessions, click here



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