Transferable Skills. UCC Careers Service. Content. What are Transferable Skills? Examples of Transferable Skills Why do employers look for them? Transferable Skill Cycle Highlighting your transferable skills Importance of analysing your Skills. What are Transferable Skills?
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Willingness to Learn
Desire to Achieve/
Problem Solving Ability
Why do employers look for them?
Acquired via sports, employment, projects, voluntary work, hobbies
Skills acquired in any situation applied to new situation
Employer looks for concrete evidence in CV and at Interview
Skills can be developed & improved in new situation
Highlighting your Transferable Skills
Importance of analysing your Skills
Ability to meet deadlinesWriting Skills (Reports)
Willingness to learn Team-work Skills
Analytical Ability Research Skills
Problem-solving Motivation to achieve
Situation:Secured my placement with X Company, working as a Junior…..
Task:Assigned to work on the start-up and maintenance of the …….and assist Department Manager to achievedepartmental targets and standards.
Action:Was responsible for…..from start through to finishCarried out tests and recorded results….
Implemented new system……
Results:Developed strong communication skills in liaising with key personnel at weekly progress meetings.
Improved my problem-solving skills through researching possible solutions, analysing options and identifying optimum solution.
Developed project managementskills by planning work, setting deadlines, managing workload, prioritising daily tasks and achieving goals.
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