Sunday, September 04, 2005
Looking at transferable skills.
Horizontal transfer consists of moving your general skills and personal qualities to a somewhat similar position in a new industry. This is most valuable when the industry in which you worked is dying: steel manufacturing, aerospace, textiles.
Vertical transferable skills means using your knowledge of a particular industry by looking for a totally different position within it. This applies, for example, when the position you have held has been eliminated due to regulatory changes, cost concerns, or automation.
In either case, it is your task to show a potential employer the link between what you have done before, and what you are applying for, and why, despite your lack of specific experience, you are the person for the job and will rapidly adapt to your new environment.
More information available at: http://www.Unemployment Blues.com