The soft skills dictionary

The definition of key words related to coaching, personality tests, psychometrics or skills development.

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Transferable skills

Transferable skills are, as the name suggests, behaviors that are transferable to a variety of work situations. These skills involve how people respond to their thoughts and feelings, their work, and other people. These skills are often the key factor in being selected for a job, keeping and advancing in a job, and successfully moving into new roles. Sometimes these skills are called soft skills to distinguish them from “hard skills”, or technical, knowledge-based skills that are often specific to a position or field. Some examples of transferable skills include self-awareness, time management, and effective communication. Most of what we call leadership skills are also transferable skills.

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