The Importance of Transferable Skills in the Workplace

Landing a dream job is something we all wish to achieve. But how do you ensure you are marketing yourself in a way that shows employers who you are and what skills you can bring to the role? One good place to start is to tap into your transferable skills and previous relevant work experience(s).

Knowing your strengths- Skills get jobs

Transferable skills can include any number of things such as:
• Team work
• Leadership
• Group management
• Problem solving
• Communication

Brainstorm the skills that you’ve developed throughout your life experience and actively think about how these skills relate to the job you want to apply for.

Being confident about knowing what skills you possess and how this is of benefit for the employer and their business may just help you in securing the role you have always wanted.

Why are transferable skills so important in the workplace?

•Adaptability – Being versatile is the name of the game when searching for a new role. Employers are seeking ‘all-rounders’- those who are able to complete multiple things and fill different roles if and when needed.
•You already have Transferable Skills – You pick up transferable skills through the day-to-day tasks you carryout. The collection of these experiences is what will dictate what transferable skills you possess and can bring to a role. Everyone has a varied skillset, the imperative factor to ensuring this assists you in finding a job is knowing who to sell those skills.
•You can use Transferable Skills to land a job – Employers want job candidates to have experience and skills before they hire them. Transferable skills are a way for you to show that you can do the job, even if you aren’t the perfect match of the job description. Therefore, the more relevant skills that you have, the more likely you will be to land the job. Transferable skills can highlight your potential to be an asset to a company.

Say ‘yes’ to opportunities that come your way

Being open to new tasks and challenges is something you should welcome when in employment. We live in a world where everything around us in varied and it is no longer the norm to stay in employment where your tasks always remain the same.

Your career path will most likely take you in directions you never would have thought they would. Is it imperative to stay fresh and relevant. Most importantly, you need to be open to learn and grow as an employee. This means taking on opportunities as they arise.

By being open to opportunities and personal growth within employment, you never know where your career will take you. Always keep an open mind and don’t discount anything without trying it first.

The Importance of Transferable Skills in the Workplace

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