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Emphasizing Your Transferable and Marketable Skills:
You can hardly go wrong if you describe in your cover letter how your previous experience has provided you with one or more of these skills.
What are transferable skills? Simply put they are skills you have acquired during any activity in your life — jobs classes projects parenting hobbies sports virtually anything — that are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your next job.
Talking about the in-demand skills you possess in your cover letter can work even if your past work seems totally unrelated to the job you seek.
Follow this link to learn more about transferable skills — and for the most global and overarching skills and qualities mentioned by career experts.
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