By John Liptak and Laurence Shatkin
#6004 Transferable skills are important to job seekers to qualify for a variety of positions and get an edge over the competition. Knowing your best transferable skills allows you to explore jobs based on what you can do, and not necessarily on just what you’ve done in the past. Transferable skills ar especially valuable to people looking to change careers, find new occupations, or return to work after a long absence.
The Transferable Skills Scale is a short assessment designed to identify an individual’s strongest transferable skills. Based on the “data, people, things, ideas” model used by career counselors and the Department of Labor, it asks individuals to rate their skill levels on 96 tasks.
The resulting score helps define their skills levels in eight categories: Analytical, Numerical, Interpersonal, Organizational, Physical, Informational, Communicative and Creative skills.
Each skill set is also specifically linked to O*NET job titles, and an occupational exploration worksheet helps individuals further research the jobs that match their transferable skills.
Since this assessment focuses on what people can do rather than what they want to do, it is an excellent companion to personality, interest, and values inventories. The assessment is broken into 5 easy steps and takes 20-25 minutes to complete and score.
This edition includes revised items, updated job titles, streamlined scoring, and an updated reference list.
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