What exactly are transferable skills? These are the skills that you have acquired through your education or work experience that you can use in more than one job. You can transfer them from one work setting to another.
Both hard and soft skills are transferable. Some of the hard transferable skills include computer programming and fluency in a foreign language. Soft transferable skills include communication skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, organizational and leadership skills. These are also among the most in-demand skills among employers.
So, whether you are already working in the insurance industry and looking to move into a new position, or working in another profession and looking to get into the insurance industry, you may already have many of the skills needed to move into a new job.
Here are a few of the most sought-after transferable skills.
1. Communication skills
This involves speaking and writing effectively and persuasively. It requires listening skills, focusing on what another person is saying, and probing for more information to make sure you fully understand what the person is saying.
These skills also encompass the ability to foster interaction among team members, to create an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration among people. A person with good communication skills can facilitate discussion, give useful feedback, negotiate effectively, explain coherently, and interview effectively.
This is the ability to see patterns and make connections that often elude others. Creative people can see things from different perspectives and use their imagination to solve problems. They can bring together disparate ideas and thoughts to help them. They find new ways of doing things. They are able to “think outside the box.”
3. Organization and management skills
These are leadership skills, coordinating activities, and moving people to work toward a common goal. People with good management skills make the appropriate decisions to complete projects and tasks, and they know how to manage conflict. They also have good time management skills.
This the ability, first of all, to identify precisely what the problem is, and then to gather the information needed to tackle the problem. A person with good problem-solving skills is then able to analyze the information gathered and apply it to the situation. He or she can identify alternatives and develop strategies.
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