It is essential that you recognise the transferable skills that you possess so that you can tell recruiters and potential employers how able you are and how your skills match the profile of the job openings they have. To demonstrate fully your hard, technical and soft skills you will need many examples of where you have used them in the past and how you would use them in a new particular field. You need to show them you know how to do the job.
This worksheet will help you identify your skills and enable you to write examples of how and when you have used them.
Transferable skills are skills you develop throughout your life. They are not job-specific—they are abilities that mature over time and can be developed in one situation and transferred to another.
These portable skills help you in social, academic and professional situations. There are numerous ways of identifying your transferable skills: Self-analysis and self-assessment are important starting points.