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Examples of Transferable Skills

A Short List of Skills You Can Use in Multiple Jobs


Thinking About Your Transferable Skills

Take some time to think about the skills you can transfer to a new career.

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Here is a short list of transferable skills. Use it to help you complete the Transferable Skills Worksheet. Please note this list is not exhaustive—there are many more skills that can be transferred to a variety of jobs and occupations.


  • Plan and arrange events and activities
  • Delegate responsibility
  • Motivate others
  • Attend to visual detail
  • Assess and evaluate my own work
  • Assess and evaluate others' work
  • Deal with obstacles and crises
  • Multi-task
  • Present written material
  • Present material orally
  • Manage time
  • Repair equipment or machinery
  • Keep records
  • Handle complaints
  • Coordinate fundraising activities
  • Coach
  • Research
  • Build or construct
  • Design buildings, furniture, etc.
  • Manage finances
  • Speak a foreign language (specify language)
  • Use sign language
  • Utilize computer software (specify programs)
  • Train or teach others
  • Identify and manage ethical issues

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