Many things you do at one job can also be used at a different job. These are called transferable skills.
Everyone has strengths and skills they are good at. Here is a list of transferable skills that workers in all types of careers can use.
|Basic skills||These are skills needed by almost all workers. These skills are very important to have. Writing, for example, is a basic skill that gets you into a good job. Not having it can keep you out of a good job.||Learn new things
|People skills||These are some of the most needed and wanted skills. They're sometimes called soft skills. These skills help people to work well with others.||Be aware of others
Coordinate with others
|Management skills||All workers need these skills, not just managers. Employers hire people who can keep track of projects, money, and their time.||Managing money
|Systems skills||Can you understand how parts and wholes work together? For example, could you see what would happen to your company if a certain employee left? Or how a new tax law might change prices at the grocery store? Then you have systems skills.||Evaluate a system
Evaluate an organization
Understand a system
Make good decisions
|Technical skills||Technology includes computers and equipment. Computers are common in most workplaces. People in all occupations should know how to work with technology.||Choose tools