Explore Louisiana Financial Assistance, including Scholarships & Grants!

Skill Building

Employers hire those who can demonstrate important transferable skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving and grasp specific industry skills and techniques such as the latest technologies, bedside manner, or welding techniques.

Transferrable or soft skills are easily transferred from job to job or profession to profession without much training. They are especially in demand today because it’s much more difficult to teach an employee a soft skill such as developing rapport with coworkers or managing conflict. Some transferable skills are Communication Skills, Problem-Solving, Teamwork, Leadership, Initiative, Creativity, Work Ethic, and Interpersonal Skills.

Technical or hard skills are concrete or objective abilities you learn and perhaps have mastered. As industries grow, the skills required today are constantly changing and evolving. It is important to keep abreast of trends, understand what skills certain job roles and industries demand, and master those skills to make you a more competitive candidate.

Find your industry’s the transferable and technical skills needed using our Labor Market Data tool below.

 

Sidebar

What Is Due Diligence?

Due diligence is the process of investigating, researching, and analyzing a potential decision before making a choice. Lawyers and investment bankers often perform due diligence on large-scale transactions to ensure their clients make informed decisions. However, everyone engages in due …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
Read more

What Is Lifelong Learning? (And How to Do it Yourself)

We often equate school with learning — so once we’ve graduated, we’re done, right? While we may not return to lectures and discussion groups, learning is far from over the second we leave high school or college. Embracing lifelong learning, …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
Read more

Why Email Writing Matters – And How You Can Master It!

Does writing matter?

Writing is dead. In this age of Instagram, Skype, and Snapchat, nothing could be less cool, less relevant to getting ahead. The written word is officially obsolete. Or is it?

Imagine that you’re the boss. And you’re …

By Break Into Tech
Get more tech tips at breakinto.tech
Read more

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Find Career Data with Job Market Insights
- Salary Data
- Emplpoyment trends
- Top Employers
- Skills & competencies
1. search keywords- search using keywords such as skills or job title
2. filter- filter by industry and occupation
Make informed career decisions with live employment data.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Resources

STEMM-Up

STEMM-Up is a job readiness program that offers training, coaching, job shadowing, and internships to improve your quality of life …

IBM SkillsBuild – Earn Free IBM Certificates

SkillsBuild is a free online learning site powered by IBM.

SkillsBuild provides training and earn IBM badges in these areas.

Study Help: Flash Cards by Subject

Chegg Flashcards!

Study with over 500 million flashcards to find the deck you need. Not seeing it? Create your own.

The National Center for Healthy Safe Children

The National Center for Healthy Safe Children offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to …

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to find meaningful employment, advance in your current role, or level up to the …

Louisiana Believes

Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana Believes is built on the premise that Louisiana students are just as capable as any …