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Transferable Skills Career Guide

Did you know that you can include jobs on your resume even if they don't directly relate to your career or major?  That is because every job you have equips you with transferable skills!

Transferable skills are those specific abilities that can be applied in different situations, and they're a big deal when it comes to your resume. These skills demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate, problem-solve, work in teams, and adapt to new challenges.

Employers highly value transferable skills because they recognize the versatility and adaptability they bring to the workplace. Through internships, research, course projects, peer mentoring, student involvement, volunteering, and student employment you can build transferable skills as a UIC LAS student.

Like values and interests, skills are an important part of our professional identity.

Transferable skills demonstrate your achievements, talents, and abilities you bring to new opportunities. What are your transferable skills?

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Transferable Skills


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  • Written and verbal communication
  • Active listening
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Teamwork
  • Relationship building
  • Time management
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Computer

Identify the transferable skills gained through each of the positions below:

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