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.

 

Why Learning is a Cornerstone of Innovative Leadership

The global Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for many businesses, but it has also provided the time and opportunity for companies and employees to reevaluate many long-held beliefs.

When business is going well, it’s easy for employees to fall into …

By Emory University, Goizueta Business School - Ivy Exec
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6 Strategies For Gaining Perspective

The ability to focus closely on a pressing issue is an invaluable skill, especially at work. But what happens when everything seems urgent?

If you find yourself barely able to come up for air during a busy week, some perspective …

By Caroline Contillo - Idealist Careers
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4 Ways Successful People Bounce Back from Failure

When one hears the word “failure,” the dictionary definition typically comes to mind: “an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: an effort ending in failure. … nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a subnormal …

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
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Resources

Open P-TECH: Free Online Skill Building

Interested in learning more about what it takes to work in a cutting-edge technology career? Begin your learning journey today …

CGF Free Skill Building Lessons

GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the …

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