Transferable Skills

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What are Transferable Skills?
We all have “learned” abilities and “natural” abilities. Learned abilities are our skills and natural abilities are our talents. So what are Transferable skills or job-related skills? Simply put, transferable skills are the skills and abilities you have acquired during any activity in your life – your jobs, classes, projects, volunteer work, parenting, hobbies, sports, virtually anything – that are applicable to what you want to do in your next job. Learned abilities are skills you develop throughout your life and can apply to a variety of situations. An example would be the ability to coordinate multiple tasks. Job-related skills are skills that you use while in a particular job. An example: dental hygienist
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1. From Secretary / Administrative Assistant to Account Representative (Administrative to Sales) DO o Emphasize sales, customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills o State: Interact with a wide variety of personalities and management levels to schedule meetings and make travel arrangements. 2. From Receptionist to Finance o Proven ability to deal with wide range of individuals, including investors and institutional money managers in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment o Gained knowledge of financial markets and instruments, specifically stocks, bonds and options DON’T o Emphasize administrative experience o Computer experience o State: Schedule meetings and appointments and coordinate travel arrangements.

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3. From Waitress to Entry-Level Marketing o Act as a “sales representative” for restaurant, selling ad-ons and extras to achieve one of the highest per-ticket and per-night sales averages o Able to prioritize and juggle dozens of simultaneous responsibilities o Built loyal clientele of regulars in
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