(9/17/2016 – These posts have been expanded in a book, Skill Portability: A Guide To Moving Skills Between Jobs)
Looking at those huge amounts of skills you’ve gained over the years and wonder how they apply to a new job or a new career? Here’s a quick and handy guide for you!
Exploring Skill Portability – Why you want to do it, and the DARE system.
Direct Skills – Those directly applicable.
Advantageous Skills – Those that give you advantages.
Representative Skills – Those that tell a story.
Enhancing Skills – Those that enhance other skills.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached