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Identify transferable skills

Your transferable skills are a major selling point; make sure you know yours.

An important part of what makes you valuable to an employer is your skillset. Transferable skills are used in many different careers, and help make you an attractive job candidate. But identifying skills - especially the transferable ones - can be difficult.

To identify yours, take a Skills Assessment, or try listing the key tasks from your previous jobs and highlight the verbs - or action words - you wrote down. Some examples of transferable skills include: 

Transferable Skill Example
Communication Writing, speaking, listening, using communication tools like email appropriately
Critical thinking Analysis, problem-solving, strategic planning, decision-making
Self-management Good time manager, organized, motivated, responsible, reliable
Interpersonal Understanding, diplomatic, discreet, supportive, assertive

Highlight your transferable skills in your resume as well as during job interviews. Next, learn how to highlight your accomplishments.