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Monday, July 23, 2012

Transferable skills types

Transferable skills can be categorized as follows,


Communication Skills


Communication skill can define as skillful expression, transmission, and interpretation of knowledge and ideas.
Communication skills involve the use of auditory or sung words and sounds, body language or sign language, paralanguage and also eye contact. Meaning of the good communication skills can easily define as simple and to the point.


Good communication is all about conveying the messages to other people clearly and unambiguously. By successfully, getting the message thoughts and ideas effectively. But if not thoughts and ideas that send do not necessarily reflect what you actually mean. So because of that it causing a communications breakdown. That why communication skills are particularly important. Here are few examples for good communication skills,



  • Speaking effectively in public
  • Writing concisely
  • Listening attentively
  • Expressing ideas in an open forum
  • Facilitating group discussion
  • Providing appropriate feedback
  • Negotiating
  • Reporting technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Describing feelings
  • Interviewing for information
  • Present ideas in front of a group with confidence
  • Select the best communication medium for the audience
  • Encourage others to ask questions, provide suggestions and share opinions
  • Seek input an ideas from others to keep current
  • Respect confidential information
  • Inform others who need information
  • Take the attention
  • Language ability


Research and Planning Skills


Research and planning skills can define as the search for specific knowledge and the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs. These skills are essential when you gather information, analyze data, present ideas, and generate solutions. Normally analyzing, planning, and reasoning skills are used in the field of research. These skills are really helpful for specific knowledge, determine future needs, find answers, investigate, record findings and evaluate strategies. Here are few examples for Research and Planning Skills,



  • Analyzing
  • Assessing
  • Calculating
  • Generating ideas
  • Creating ideas
  • Creative
  • Identifying problems
  • Defining needs
  • Conceptualizing
  • Evaluating
  • Identifying resources
  • Setting goals
  • Developing alternative solutions
  • Solving problems
  • Gathering information
  • Goal setting and evaluation
  • Conducting needs analysis
  • Developing evaluation and feedback strategies
  • Extracting important information


Organization, management, and leadership Skills


It is the ability to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals. Not only that the ability to take responsibility for any situation is also include to Organization, management, and leadership Skills. Here are few examples for Organization, management, and leadership Skills,



  • Handling details or coordinating tasks
  • Managing groups
  • Manage conflict
  • Counseling for performance improvement
  • Providing direction, coaching and feedback
  • Promoting change
  • Decision making with others
  • Initiating new ideas
  • Coordinating tasks
  • Motivation
  • Delegating responsibility
  • Instruction
  • Make effective use of time in gathering information
  • Organize information in readily accessible formats
  •  Discourage competition and promote open communication
  • Establish standards and performance goals for others


Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills


Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills means use of interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to, and helping people while motivate and encourage others, empathy, teach or train others, work with diverse populations. Also it enables to work with others harmoniously and efficiently. We all know everyone in this world is unique. So working well with others involves understanding and appreciating individual differences. Below are few examples for Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills,



  • Developing rapport
  • Team work
  • Listening actively
  • Providing support for others
  • Motivating
  • Being sensitive
  • Cooperating
  • Representing others
  • Listening
  • Perceiving feelings, situations
  • Representing others
  • Developing rapport
  • Provide support for others
  • Co-operate with others
  • Counseling
  • Encouraging


Work survival


Simple we can define there are the skills to survive the workplace. They are the day to day skills that assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction. So these skills are needed to compete and get ahead in the workplace. Below are few examples for Work survival skill.



  • Being punctual
  • Setting and meeting deadlines
  • Enforcing policies
  • Enlisting help
  • Managing time
  • Implementing decisions
  • Encouraging and inspiriting
  • Making decisions
  • Cooperating
  • Budgeting
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Organizing
  • Meeting goals
  • Developing goals
  • Managing multiple tasks
  • Developing an accurate budget
  • Discerning appropriate behaviors
  • Attending to detail
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Managing ethical issues
  • solving problems/mediating
  • Attending to details


Financial managements


Financial management is the skill to provide direction, oversight and accountability in financial matters. As the examples for financial management skills we can present below examples,



  • Accounts
  • Balancing
  • Budgeting
  • Calculating
  • Developing an accurate budget
  • Fundraising
  • Investing
  • Making payments on time
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Allocating
  • Assessing
  • Auditing


Like these, there are number of transferable skills.

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