Are you Thinking of a Career Change? Discover Your Transferable Skills
If you are thinking of changing careers, you are not alone.
In the world we live in, it is common to make that transition several times throughout your working life.
You should know what transferable skills you have that can benefit you as you move on.
Examples of Transferable Skills
For those of you who aren’t aware of what transferable skills are they are skills that transfer easily from one job to another, and everyone has some of them.
(One can make use of these developed ‘core job skills’ in different job areas – when changing career for example. )
Let’s have a look at some of the most common.
- Repair equipment
- Keep records
- Motivate other
- Train others
- Managing finances
- Build things
- Coordinate activities/fundraising
- Work unsupervised
- Team player
- Public speaking
- Job Safety
- Manage time
This list of transferable skills comprises only a sampling of skills that can be transferable, and each person’s list is going to look different. It’s a good idea to sit down and make a transferable skills checklist.
After you’ve done this, it is much easier to transfer those skills into your resume.
Transferable Skills: Examples of Transferring to a Resume
Great, you’ve made your list of transferable skills.
You don’t want to just create a list in your resume so you’ll work it into your resume. These examples will give you ideas of how you can accomplish that.
Communication – Transferable Skills
- I am capable of expressing my ideas in an effective manner that is easily understood both in oral communication and in written communication.
- I listen attentively and clarify any direction I do not fully understand. I am able to take the information given to me and carry out the associated tasks.
- I write in a clear and concise manner with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. I have the skills to create high quality letters, reports, and proposals.
Teamwork – Transferable Skills
- I work well with others and am able to focus on the common goal that needs to be achieved.
- I help other to accomplish the work objective and I help to solve problems.
- I lead when appropriate and I can do so in a manner that makes my team want to accomplish the goals at hand.
Transferable Skill Benefits
When a person is changing jobs or careers it is easy to become worried and unsure about how they will compete with others who have already have direct experience in the job(s) you are applying for.
When a person takes the approach of using a transferable skills checklist to promote themselves on their resume, they increase the likelihood of being chosen to for the position because their resume reflects a great deal of necessary skills. In these instances, many times the missing experience in that field is dwarfed over the mounting skills you have. So once you have made a decision to change careers or jobs, the first place you should start building your resume from the skills you have not the skills you need.