Transferable Skills Sets for Job-Seekers

Marketable job skills can be broken down into five basic categories -- skills sets -- that job-seekers can use in showing applicable skills from one job/career to the next.

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Below is a list of six broad skill areas, which are divided into more specific job skills:

Computer/Technical: the use of modern office tools.

Communication: the skillful expression, transmission and interpretation of knowledge and ideas.

Research and Planning: the search for specific knowledge and the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs.

Human Relations: the use of interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to and helping people.

Organization, Management and Leadership: the ability to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals.

Work Survival: the day-to-day skills that assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction.