Mar 22, 2021 - 02:23 PM
Transferable skills will be listed in four sections of the job description: job summary, job responsibilities, required qualifications and preferred qualifications. While you won't find the term "transferable skills" anywhere in a job description, every ad has them. Transferable skills are the talents, strengths and traits that a wide range of industries and occupations find valuable.
You may find some in the job summary, which is a brief overview of what the job entails. Look out for keywords that tie into your existing strengths and skills. Second, the job responsibilities section takes a deeper dive into what's needed for the position. Each responsibility requires at least one skill, some of which will be transferable.
Finally, the qualifications section is a list of training and skills the employer wants to see. The required qualifications are just that — required. Little-to-no wiggle room. Preferred qualifications are more flexible. In both cases, you may see certain software programs, coding languages and other skills you're already fluent in.