If you have been in the Army, Navy or Air Force, you will no doubt have a variety of both career-specific and transferable skills. Depending on what kind of career you are looking for outside of the Armed Forces, your career-specific skills may not be appropriate and you may find yourself relying more on your transferable skills for X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness.
What Are Transferable Skills?
Transferable skills are skills that can be transferred from one job to another, and can be developed in all aspects of life. These are the kind of skills that are important to all employers, but aren’t directly obvious in a qualification. Examples of transferable skills include the following: communication skills, teamwork skills, time management skills, problem-solving skills, organisation skills, computer skills, listening skills, leadership skills.
How Will They Help Me?
Transferable skills can help you get X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness as they demonstrate numerous essential qualities. Ex-military personnel can be especially good candidates when looking for transferable skills, as they are all necessary in the Armed Forces. Ex-military personnel would have had to be hard-working, good team players and skilled in areas such as problem solving and organisation to serve in the Armed Forces, and these traits are valued in all work places.
What Skills Do I Have?
It can be difficult to see our own skills and appropriate traits, and we can often be reluctant to mention them from fear of over-selling ourselves. However, if you want the best X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, you need to think carefully about what skills you have and be honest.
Try brainstorming ideas based on all of your life experiences – education, work, time spent in the Armed Forces. Think of your training and any experiences that taught you useful skills such as leadership and time management, especially if these were in the face of adversity.
Once you have brainstormed all of the situations in which you gained your transferable skills, make sure you can translate these easily. Think about how you would explain these situations to a civilian so that you can do so on your CV, or when asked in an interview. Often it is not enough to simply state you have certain skills, and employers may appreciate some sort of ‘proof’.
If you would like any more help or advice regarding X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, talk to someone at Engineering Jobs Cumbria to find out more.