Transferable Skills Assessment and Evaluation

toolsIn today's economic downturn and unpredictable economy, the idea of job security with any company seems a thing of the past. Cost cutting, layoffs, mergers, buyouts and similar business moves have left people of all ages out of the job. Even long term service is not a guarantee of retention.

Employees may be qualified for indemnities, pay offs or compensation, but this money won't last forever. Or, if eligible for unemployment benefits, this likewise has a finite period. Sooner than later, job hunting will be necessary.

Identify the skills you have, narrow down the type of work you like to do and gather information from prospects will help you land that job that will take you through your retirement years.

Transferable skill assessment need not have to be a long process. Identify your transferable skills and acquire helpful data. The secret is, knowing where to look, what to ask and how to trim down the type of job you'd not only enjoy, but good at, too. No one knows better to identify your strengths other than you. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will give you the power to change your life.

To identify the skills you are good at, sit down and list your skills and capabilities. Don’t think this is basic, it's not. Review your list to identify skills you might have missed important key points to help boost your career future.

To help you identify the skills to see if they're transferable to another industry, skill assessment and identification is necessary. Skills can be categorized as skills on people, things and information. Each category requires a skill or combination of several skills. You might not even realize the extent of your ability in an area. You probably know what you're not good at or what you don't like doing, but pinpointing exact skills is not necessarily easy.

About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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