Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More Complete Lists of Transferrable Skills

It is not easy to remember your transferrable skills. Maybe not even under intense, unremitting interrogation by a skilled career developer. But you can usually recall who you've worked for and what you did for them. You can also remember what your hobbies and extracurriculars are. Here's how you can work backwards to your transferrable skills in a systematic way from these items.

Go to O*NET Online page, once for each job, and use the "Occupation Quick Search". Yes, I know it's American but it provides an excellent collection of information for each occupation. For hobbies and other activities just pick an occupation or occupations that are similar. Not only will you get transferrable skills. You will also get hints about alternative occupations that you, or your client, might consider that involve similar skills or knowledge.

Again, since this is systematic you are less likely to leave good stuff out.