Transferable skills are skills that you can take from one situation to another and from one job to another. There are two types of transferable skill sets that must be demonstrated on your resume: hard skills and soft skills.
Soft skills demonstrate that you know how to work well with other people. This skill set includes interpersonal skills, leadership, social graces, personal habits, communication, and personality traits. Soft skills show that you know how to speak to group, that you work well under pressure, or that you are a good leader. Good examples of soft skills to put on your resume include:
- Participating in a campus or civic organization
- Belonging to an honor society
- Playing on a team sport or coaching a sport
- Volunteering for causes you believe in, participating in community outreach programs,
or being involved with a charity or religious organization
Sometimes students must work to support themselves and do not have the time to be involved with volunteering/leadership. If this describes your situation, then the Work Experience section on your resume must demonstrate your soft skills in action.