You may have heard about the importance of transferable skills, at career info sessions in school or college, and maybe during workshops held at the office. While we’ve heard of transferable skills, how many of us would be able to explain what they are; or why they’re important? Keep scrolling to learn more…
What are Transferable Skills?
Transferable skills refer to skills you possess and are useful across a range of jobs and industries. These skills are often developed as we grow and mature, in social situations, school, or at entry-level jobs. Examples of transferable skills can include (but are not limited to):
So, now that we know what transferable skills are, and have some examples, the question remains: WHY are they so important?
In developing your transferable skills, it’s equally important to learn how and when they can be utilised. These skills can serve as your unique selling point, helping you learn new skills along the way. Identify how they translate into different industries, and watch as a world of opportunities open before you. Good luck!