On average we have 500 transferable skills!
According to Andy Cain from REC Recruitment training, the average person does in fact have 500 transferable skills, BUT are we making the most of presenting these skills? Or are we only including the generic ones on our CV’s such as; team player, punctual and a good communicator?
Maybe we should all be digging a little deeper and identifying our own transferable skills and what can make us stand out from the crowd. It’s hard to find a job that doesn’t consist of having any contact with other people, be it customers / clients or work colleagues. Therefore, it’s important to include some interpersonal skills on your CV and to talk about them in your interview.
If you are applying for a management position, are you a caring and compassionate type of person? Are you motivational and optimistic?
Companies also like to see and hear about loyalty and proven longevity in past employment. If your day doesn’t always go as planned, are you persistent and resourceful? These are all key transferable skills that employers like to hear about.
It’s so important to voice our transferable skills and to let our managers know early on in our career where our strengths lie! As a result, your manager can use you to the best of your ability and gain a strong, solid team that are all playing to their strengths.