Apr 06, 2021 - 03:39 PM
Generally, hard skills are not as transferable as soft skills. Soft skills translate more easily because they help you work more effectively with other people — something you need in virtually every industry. In comparison, hard skills are firm and measurable and specific to your industry. Knowing how to work forklifts and pallet jacks, for example, will help you land a job in warehousing, but are completely useless in research or computer programming.
Nonetheless, many hard skills have some degree of transferability. Data management, for instance, is common in a variety of industries. While data analysts, scientists and engineers need these skills, so do marketing analysts, software developers and security engineers.