Now that you have listed your experiences, begin contemplating the TRANSFERABLE SKILLS you gained. Doing so will give you an idea of how the skills you obtained will make you competitive for future opportunities.  

Common TRANSFERABLE SKILLS employers are looking for include:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Organization
  • Decision making
  • Adaptability
  • Thinking ahead
  • Calculating numbers
  • Quick Learner
  • Confidence
  • Energetic
  • Helpfulness
  • Trustworthiness
  • Efficiency
  • Listening
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Time management
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Punctuality
  • Loyalty
  • Precision
  • Resourcefulness
  • Leadership
  • Analysis
  • Customer service
  • Motivating others


Take one of your experiences, list the TASKS you performed in that job and identify which TRANSFERABLE SKILLS might line up with those tasks. For example, if you were a barista, your task and transferable skills list might look something like this: 

Took money and gave change back to customers, deposited the day’s earnings in bank, closed out a day’s paperwork Calculate numbers, dependability
Wiped tables, cleaned up after customers at end of shift Efficiency
Opened store at 5:30 a.m., finished daily duties before end of shift Punctuality, time management
Worked well with co-workers, trained new employees Leadership, communication, helpfulness
Listened to customer orders and concerns, made quick decisions, got drinks out in a timely manner even though it was really busy, memorized multiple menu items Customer service, listening, decision making, precision

Now you have the ingredients to MAKE A STRONG BULLET POINT