The top seven transferable skills - Deepstash





Miserable At Work? How To Make A Career Change

The top seven transferable skills

  • Technical
  • Communication – verbal and written
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multitasking – Time management and Organizational skills
  • Teamwork – collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
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    Mind Mapping

    Mind maps are the best way to visually and textually organize your ideas, projects, thoughts, and tasks in a way that gives you a structure and sensibly links related concepts.

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    Pillars in the Career Master Plan
    • Current job or role: This is what you are doing right now.
    • Career Goals and Dreams: List your short-term (6-9 months) and longer-term (1-3 years) career goals and dreams.
    • Your Big Why: Know why you want to do the work. 
    • Core Values: What are your top 3-5 core values that you are not willing to compromise?
    • Limits and Boundaries: What is it that you are not willing to do? Whom do you not want to work with?
    • Top Strengths: A strength is a combination of your talents and skills.
    • Desired Strengths: These are the gaps you want to fill in your skills and talents. 
    • Education investment in Yourself: Are you going to conferences, joining a master-mind group, or hiring a coach?
    • Execution Strategies: For instance, you may start a business, a side-hustle, a website.
    • Role Models
    • Ideal Client or Company: It is critical to know whom you want to serve with your work.
    • Ideal Professional Self: A 25-word exercise where you describe your ideal professional self. 
    To switch careers effectively
    ... and achieve a positive outcome, you need 4 things: clarity, courage, confidence, and competence.

    Without these, you’ll most likely struggle hard and fail.  

    “The Pendulum Effect”

    Don't run from your career because you've broken down in it. Running away will not solve your problems – they’ll just be repeated in the next career.

    Make your situation better by repairing broken relationships, finding your voice, growing out skills, and becoming more competent. Then, when you do leave, you’ll be able to achieve the next level of success.

    Develop a financial plan

    ... that will support your transition.

    Do solid research and explore your desired change with your accountant and financial consultant and experts in that career, to understand clearly, without emotion, the financial requirements necessary to support you through what can be years of transition. If there’s no money available, wait until you can access some.

    How to tell if you’re in the wrong career

    Ask yourself these three questions:

    • Is your paycheck the only thing fueling your workday?
    • Are you a chronic complainer?
    • D...
    How to change careers
    • Do an assessment. Make a list of your strengths, weaknesses, what you like and hate to do. Look outside and ask what industry lines up with the things you wrote under strengths and likes.
    • Avoid dwelling on the past. Take what you’ve learned and move it to an industry that’s going to suit you better.
    • Jumping ship isn’t always the answer. Walking away from an unfulfilling career isn’t always an option, especially for those who can’t afford the financial consequences of making a switch.
    • Don’t react too quickly. Know the kind of person you are and the kind of job you would enjoy before you can look out at the universe of jobs that are out there and make the move.