Wanted: Transferable Skills

I talked to two friends about their résumés this past week, and while I was discussing résumé options with each of these friends I notice they both had an interesting take on where they felt their skill sets would be valuable. They were attaching their value to the industry in which they were currently working. For example:

A tennis instructor comparing her value to the sport
An HR coordinator comparing his value to the staffing industry
An event planner comparing his value to the event industry
A sales person comparing her value to selling
A teacher comparing her value to the education system

The way they framed their skills was a good reminder to me that the talents we are blessed with are not owned by the industry or the position in which they were exposed. Most of our skills are transferable into many different industries. (more…)