Applying & Gaining Transferable Skills Resource
It is important to describe your experiences in terms of tasks and transferable skills so that employers fully understand how and what your accomplished.
Here are the Top 12 Transferable Skills employers look for on your application materials:
Articulate thoughts, ideas and messages in a calm and focused way to educate, influence, or persuade in person and through writing.
advise, advocate, convince, describe, draft, document, instruct, negotiate, reason, report, translate, write
Use knowledge, facts and data to effectively solve problems, analyze issues, or make decisions. Use logic.
adjust, conclude, convert, enhance, formulate, identify, improve, increase, mediate, resolve, restructure, solve
Teamwork & Collaboration
Work with others to reach an objective. Share knowledge, learn together, and build consensus. Complete groups tasks.
collaborate, consult, cooperate, contribute, encourage, engage, ensure, guide, help, interact, partner, relate, support
Get things done and take responsibility. Be prepared. Develop new ideas. Assess and start things independently.
conceptualize, create, design, develop, device, establish, found, implement, lead, motivate, originate, pioneer, set up, start
Analytical & Quantitative
Collect, organize, visualize, and analyze information and/or data to problem-solve and make decisions.
allocate, analyze, balance, compare, compute, evaluate, examine, forecast, inspect, interpret, quantify, research
Professionalism & Work Ethic
Accept and demonstrate that good results require hard work. Show responsibility, work for high-quality results. Be committed.
aim, aspire, attend, dedicate, endeavor, engage, ensure, follow, listen, perform, respect, strategize, strive
Leverage the strength of others towards the achievement of a common goal. Manage emotions and overcome adversity.
accomplish, achieve, chair, coach, coordinate, direct, influence, initiate, lead, oversee, manage, mentor, motivate, train
Pay attention to the details. Maintain thoroughness and accuracy in task completion.
arrange, compile, consolidate, coordinate, distribute, execute, implement, inspect, monitor, organize, plan, revise, schedule
Use the information you have learned in your field/major of choice to complete the requirements of a role or job.
apply, assemble, build, calculate, convert, demonstrate, design, implement, install, maintain, operate, utilize
Resourcefulness & Adaptability
Deal well with new or challenging situations. Learn new information quickly. Change directions or strategies as needed.
acclimate, adapt, adjust, anticipate, change, comply, evolve, learn, modify, revise, rework
Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with technology. Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish tasks.
build, compute, construct, develop, engineer, install, maintain, operate, print, repair, replace, restore, upgrade
Creativity & Innovation
Combine knowledge from different areas to produce unique solutions and ideas. Use imagination, social, and literary abilities.
brainstorm, conceptualize, create, design, develop, envision, generate, illustrate, invent, launch, market, produce, shape