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 that you learn and perhaps have mastered. As industries grow, the skills required today are constantly changing and evolving. TIt is important to keep abreast of trends, understanding what skills certain job roles and industries demand, and begin to master those skills to make you a more competitive candidate.

Find both the transferable and technical skills needed in your industry today using our Job Market Data tool below.

 

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They and How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job Search?

There’s no way around it. In your job hunt, your skills matter. They tell potential employers not only what you can do, but how you can do it and even who you are. All your skills can generally be divided …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
Read more »

How to End Any Professional Email (Plus a List of Sign-Offs for When You’re Tired of Saying “Best”)

Do you have that professional email mostly written, but you’re not quite sure how to wrap it up? Or do you feel like you’re defaulting to the same email closings every time and want some alternatives? Sure, if you’re emailing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
Read more »

No, Analytical Skills Aren’t Just for Analysts—Here’s How to Show Yours Off in a Job Search

You know that your skills are important when you’re looking for a job. You know you need some combination of hard skills and soft skills, and likely some technical skills as well. But when you hear the phrase “analytical skills,” …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
Read more »

Sidebar

Resources

Career Resources for Women in Business

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withEmsi logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

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.)

Community Feedback & Questions