Mar 17, 2021 - 03:31 PM
- Decide which industry you'd like to work in.
- Identify transferable skills in the job ads for that industry.
- See which ones match up with your skill set.
- Add transferable skills to your resume and cover letter.
- Tell stories about your transferable skills in the job interview.
Transferable skills are the key to starting a new career without necessarily going back to school or taking additional training. You first need to identify them by matching your current skill set to the skills desired in your new industry. Communication skills, for example, are important in a wide range of industries, and if highlighted correctly, can help you get a hiring manager's attention.
Once you've decided on your key transferable skills, you must promote them in your resume, cover letter and job interview. Add them to several sections of your resume, including professional summary, work experience and (of course) skills. In your cover letter, you should tell one or two defining stories about your skills. And, finally, you should have additional stories ready to share in the job interview.