Transferable skills

How to develop new transferable skills

Try this:

Go back to the list of transferable skills and write down 1 or 2 that you would like to develop. 

Now write down how you might develop these skills.

Think about this

You can develop new skills in a variety of ways. You may want to consider:

  • Doing some voluntary work
  • Taking part in a hobby, committee or group
  • Doing some part-time work
  • Registering with a recruitment agency and doing some temporary work
  • Going on a training course

All of these activities can help you develop new skills and experience, and they’ll boost your self-confidence and social life too. Remember that developing your skills helps you to find work, stay in work and get further in your career. Many of the employers that Job Centre Plus works with, such as those involved in Local Employment Partnerships, also want to help you develop your skills for work. They may be able to offer you opportunities such as coaching from their employees and training before you start work.

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