Before applying for a new job, you should determine which of your current skills can be transferred to a new employer and a new position. When searching for new employment, you will discover that many of your current skills, such as interpersonal skills, mentoring, and critical thinking, are transferable to new employers. Including a list of transferable skills on your resume will help you perform better and respond to the jobs you’re applying for, regardless of whether you’re re-entering the workforce, entering the workforce for the first time, or exploring a new career path. For example, if you are a former teacher applying for a position in customer service or office support, your resume should highlight transferable skills such as effective communication and leadership.
It is essential that you can identify transferable skills that you have developed and provide examples of those skills – this will go a long way toward convincing potential employers that you are a good fit for the position. It is also important to consider how you can demonstrate concrete examples of how you have utilized these transferable skills so that you can speak with prospective employers about them. When developing your resume and writing your cover letter to prospective employers, be sure to demonstrate how you have effectively utilized the skills you list. Illustrating your transferable skills throughout the job search will make employers aware that you are adaptable and passionate-two qualities that may even overpower experience in certain situations.
We have compiled a list of the most prevalent transferable skills; use this checklist to help you identify some of the most important transferable skills that you can highlight on your resume and online profiles. This is not a complete list of transferable skills; you may be able to think of others that apply to you. After identifying these skills, you can use them to distinguish yourself in your job search.
ORGANIZATIONAL AND EXECUTION SKILLS
Research and analytics
Administration and clerical
Sales and marketing
Technology and digital literacy
Attention to details
Prioritization and delegation
Critical thinking and problem solving
Coaching, mentoring and feedback
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