How Prowess Works for Professionals

Flowchart for professionals

Prowess is designed with a belief that what people can do matters more than where they learned, how they learned, or who they know.  

We achieve our belief by enabling professionals to take charge of their career journey by setting career goals, demonstrating skills, receiving expert feedback, and building a skills portfolio, all in one place. 

We follow a rigorous process to select experts and curate a skills map for a professional’s career. Our skill progression system encourages professionals to level up, know where they stand and even become an expert. That’s right, anyone can become an expert on Prowess if they demonstrate the right level of expertise.

1. Set Career Goals

The first thing a professionals needs to do is tell us about their career goals – the target role, seniority level, industry, and size of the company. This information helps us curate a personalized skills map to meet a professional’s career goals. 

Target Role


Target Seniority

Senior Product Manager

Target Industry

Finance Tech

2. Review Personalized Skills Map

The personalized skills map consists of skills needed for a professional’s target role. It serves as a guiding system to help a professional select the right activities and monitor progress in her skills development journey.

Target Skills

Product vision
Business model design
Market analysis
Build vs buy vs partner
Feature prioritization
Metrics definition


Stakeholder alignment
Agile methodologies
Performance tracking
Funnel optimization
Growth experiments


3. Select Your Skill Building Activity

Prowess offers three types of activities that enable professionals to capture their skills development journey.

Demonstrate your skills

Share prior projects or create new ones

Validate your skills

Differentiate yourself with expert reviews

Share your skills

Contribute to the community and build your reputation

The activities provide a channel for different real-life scenarios. For instance, professionals can select new projects to get started, share prior work, substitute confidential projects with endorsements, and know where they stand, all in one place.

4. Highlight your Skills and Industry experience

A professional can tag every activity on the Prowess platform with skills and industries that help her demonstrate skills and get closer to her goal. The skill tags are then used to measure a professional’s progress on the skills map and create expert evaluation rubrics.

example of projects that professionals can share

5. Evaluate your progress

Expert reviews help professionals know where they stand relative to other professionals. Experts provide anonymous, personalized, and rigorous feedback that is used to calculate a professional’s skills score and expertise level. There are six levels and a professional can achieve expert status when she reaches a skill score at or above 300.

Expert Review For MOOC Learning Market Competitive and Stakeholder analysis

Reviewed by
Skills Rating
Market analysis
Metric definition
Product roadmap

6. Showcase Your Portfolio

A professional’s portfolio is created based on her activity on the platform. The portfolio contains her projects, endorsements, and contributions along with her top skills and skills progression rate. The portfolio serves as a longitudinal record of a professional’s career journey, showcasing progression along with her current skill level. This, we believe, separates outstanding professionals from the crowd and help them fast track their career.

Top Skills

Skill Progression by Category

7. Apply to Jobs

A professional can use her portfolio to apply to a job posting with one click. Every job posting has a role archetype and suggested skills score that professionals can use to benchmark their performance against job requirements. This allows professionals to 1) know which skills they need to develop, 2) save them time during job search by only focusing on relevant jobs and, 3) select a project suggested by employers to showcase their skills.


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