Transferable Skills

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What are transferable skills? Simply put, they are skills you have acquired during any activity in your life—jobs, classes, projects, parenting, hobbies, sports, virtually anything—that are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your next job.

Communication: The skillful expression, transmission and interpretation of knowledge and ideas Speaking effectively __________________ Writing concisely __________________ Listening attentively __________________ Expressing ideas __________________ Facilitating group discussion __________________ Providing appropriate feedback __________________ Negotiating __________________ Perceiving nonverbal messages Persuading Reporting information Describing feelings Interviewing Editing Research and Planning: The search for specific knowledge and the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs Forecasting, predicting __________________ Creating ideas __________________ Identifying problems __________________ Imagining alternatives __________________ Identifying resources __________________ Gathering information __________________ Solving problems __________________ Setting goals __________________ Extracting important information __________________ Defining needs __________________ Analyzing __________________ Developing evaluation strategies __________________ Human Relations: The use of interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to and helping people Developing rapport __________________ Being Sensitive __________________ Listening __________________ Conveying feelings __________________ Providing support for others __________________ Motivating __________________ Sharing credit __________________ Counseling __________________ Cooperating __________________ Delegating with respect __________________ Representing others __________________ Perceiving feelings, situations __________________ Asserting __________________ Organization, Management and Leadership: The ability to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals Initiating new ideas __________________ Handling details __________________ Coordinating tasks __________________ Managing groups __________________ Delegating responsibility __________________ Teaching __________________ Coaching __________________ Counseling __________________ Promoting change __________________ Selling ideas or products __________________ Decision making with others __________________ Managing conflict __________________ Work Survival: The day-to-day skills that assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction Implementing decisions __________________ Cooperating __________________ Enforcing policies __________________ Being punctual __________________ Managing time __________________ Attending to detail __________________ Meeting goals __________________ Enlisting help __________________ Accepting responsibility __________________ Setting and meeting deadlines __________________ Organizing __________________ Making decisions __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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Updated 6-2014

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