Transferable Skills - Applying for Roles out with your Industry

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 by Ivan MackenzieNo comments



With certain industries already struggling to find skilled people, companies have no choice but to look beyond the ‘borders’ of their industry to find people. So rather than looking for relevant previous experience, Companies will increasingly focus on transferable skills and hence expand their potential talent pool.


Firstly make your CV and cover letter are more appealing to potential employers. You can learn to use the internet for a variety of purposes and you want to make sure that you are using your skills to get the job which is the best fit and then you'll be ready to move forward. It's also really useful to share your experiences with your friends and people in your network. If you can, get some feedback from your friends that might work within the sector, that you are applying for. 


Use the latest news and information that relates to the job sector to help with your application. You will also want to consider what are your main skills and how could these skills help a future employer become more effective. The more you can use your skills, the more likely you are to find success. 


You can check out what other people are doing with these skills, for example do a quick Google search to see what other job seekers are searching for. This can give you more search results as you try to find a job that is the right fit for you. You can ask people directly to fill out an online application. This will help you with making sure that you have exactly what the employers are looking for.


Some further hints and tips:

  • Receive feedback and recommendations from colleagues/friends that may work in the same industry sector as them
  • Learn the benefits of using your CV to demonstrate your transferable skills 
  • Receive feedback on your current role and evaluate your skill set
  • You should also try to learn about what employers are looking for


I'm sure that this article is already a lot of help to you. Keep on doing what you're doing, and you'll get better and better.


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