A transferable skill is a learned talent or ability that you’ve gained at a job or in your personal life that you can use to market yourself for a new role. Recognizing and capitalizing on transferable skills can be especially important if you’re considering a career change or trying to break into the industry. Sometimes transferable skills may come unexpectedly from past times or job responsibilities. For example, If you worked at a restaurant and you were responsible for keeping an inventory, confirming its accuracy, and reporting it up a chain of command. Transferable skills would be attention to detail, good record-keeping, and strong communication.

If in your free time you like to woodwork or build things, transferable skills could come from your working knowledge of power tools, being able to take accurate measurements and quick practical math.

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