Employable Skills Assessment

Defining your transferable skills and specialized knowledge requires thoughtful reflection on your part. Begin by examining all the things you do well in the classroom, the workplace, or a campus organization. Talk with professors and other mentors who can offer candid feedback on your abilities. Your classes, research projects, work experience, community service, hobbies, travel, and other activities have all allowed you to develop skills that will assist you in being successful in your job search.

You may, however, take for granted some skills you possess or be unaware of their real value to an employer. In addition to identifying what skills you have developed you also need to be able to understand how the
skills transfer into positions of interest to you and articulate your skills to prospective employers. Defining your skills will allow you to create much more attractive resumes and persuasive cover letters as well as
communicate your abilities to employers in interviews.