The candidate that does the best job of translating their experience into the hands-on skills that the employer wants will most likely get the job offer. Take a look at your resume and make sure you are highlighting transferable skills:

  • People skills: collaboration, team building, motivating, listening, empathy
  • Management: decision-making, negotiating, time-management, resource allocation
  • Leadership: commitment, passion, empowerment, resilience, emotional intelligence
  • Research and Planning: project management, scheduling, risk management, prioritization
  • Hard Skills: Software, hardware, troubleshooting
  • Additional Skills: published articles, public speaking, volunteerism, foreign languages