As you begin your job or internship search, it is important to know your own qualifications. Over the years you have developed and improved many skills through coursework, extracurricular activities and life experiences. Some of these skills are called "transferable" skills because you use them in many occupations, regardless of the type of work and can "transfer" them from one type of work to another. Employers often call these "soft skills" and expect you to identify and demonstrate all the skills you learned in college and equate them to the work environment.
Below is a list of five broad skill areas which are divided into more specific skills.
The skillful expression, transmission and interpretation of knowledge and ideas.
Research & Planning
The search for specific knowledge and the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs.
The use of interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to and helping people.
Organization, Management & Leadership
The ability to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals.
The day-to-day skills which assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction.