Rather than focusing on specific qualifications or technical experience, employers are placing increased emphasis on who the candidate is as a person and the transferable or soft skills they can bring to the role and organisation. Just take a look at a few job adverts and you will likely see that up to 90% of what the employer is looking for is related to the candidate’s personal qualities and attributes – communication skills, solving problems, time management and so on. All of these skills are person-centric, rather than job-centric which makes them transferable from one environment to another.
In the current buoyant jobs market this should give encouragement and confidence to those looking to return to work or make a career change.
Consider the following:
These are just some of the very common client scenarios we come across at Work Avenue. Identifying relevant transferable skills increases confidence and helps people market themselves effectively to a prospective employer.
Join us at the next transferable skills workshop to identify your obvious and less obvious transferable skills and take steps to finding your next role. There are probably more opportunities open to you than you think.