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What job skills do you need to do a role well? It depends on what career path you choose. Maybe you’ll need coding skills to be a software engineer or attention to detail to be an editor. Or anything to avoid being disrupted by AI, the computers, the robots, the machines, the things in the Matrix! Whatever they are! AHHHHHH!

Every career path requires skills you need to succeed on the job β€” those skills are known as job skills.

My take:

Transferable Skills

Transferable skills follow their namesake in that they can be β€œtransferred” from one job to another. Also known as portable skills, these are skills that you’ve learned or applied in one experience that you can later use in another role. Transferable skills may beΒ hard or soft skills. Examples of transferable skills include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite:Β Matthew Warzel, certified professional resume writer and former Fortune 500 recruiter, calls this skill β€œthe most fundamental software that can be weaved into your resume.” Even if you’re using PowerPoint presentations or Word documents for entirely different topics, knowing how to use the program can help you in numerous jobs.
  • Quality assurance:Β You use this skill β€œeach day you monitor your task and project fulfillment quality to make sure you’re doing it accurately,” Warzel says. Being an efficient, precise, and accurate worker is highly important, no matter where you work.

What Job Skills Are Employers Looking For?

Outside of the company’s information, Warzel also recommends getting familiar with skills professionals in the career path might have.

β€œLook atΒ LinkedInΒ endorsements on profiles of people in the industry in roles that relate to what you want to do,” he says.

This way, you’ll have a well-rounded view of what the company is looking for in the specific role and what’s expected or standard in the industry.

How to Include Job Skills in a Job Application

  • Transferable skills: In addition to the guidelines above, discuss how you’ll β€œtransfer” the skills you used in one role to the role you’re applying for. β€œKnow how those skills reasonably transfer, and what sort of value they bring to the prospective employer,” Warzel says. β€œIt’s best to use actual methodologies, processes, skills, or technologies relating directly to the open job description and your experience.”

Job skills are skills for a job, whether they’re more technical, computer-based, or reflect how you communicate with others. To know what job skills employers are looking for, go directly to the job description and identify key competencies and requirements. Then, in your application, demonstrate that you have these skills and how you’ll use them to succeed in the role and add value to the company.

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