Functional Transferable Skills Inventory

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List six accomplishments for analysis by skills used.








 Verbal Communication

 1  2  3  4 5  6
 Perform and entertain before groups
 Speak well in public appearances
 Confront and express opinions without offending
 Interview people to obtain information
 Handle complaints ___in person ___over phone
 Present ideas effectively in speeches or lecture
 Persuade/influence others to a certain point of view
 Sell ideas, products or services
 Debate ideas with others
 Participate in group discussions and teams


 Nonverbal Communication

 Listen carefully and attentively
 Convey a positive self image
 Use body language that makes others comfortable
 Develop rapport easily with groups of people
 Establish culture to support learning
 Express feelings through body language
 Promote concepts through a variety of media
 Believe in self worth
 Respond to non-verbal cues
 Model behavior or concepts for others


 Written Communication

 Write technical language, reports, manuals
 Write poetry, fiction plays
 Write grant proposals
 Prepare and write logically written reports
 Write copy for sales and advertising
 Edit and proofread written material
 Prepare revisions of written material
 Utilize all forms of technology for writing
 Write case studies and treatment plans
 Demonstrate expertise in grammar and style



 Teach, advise, coach, empower
 Conduct needs assessments
 Use a variety of media for presentation
 Develop educational curriculum and materials
 Create and administer evaluation plan
 Facilitate a group
 Explain difficult ideas, complex topics
 Assess learning styles and respond accordingly
 Consult and recommend solutions
 Write well organized and documented reports



 Study data or behavior for meaning and solutions
 Analyze quantitative, physical and/or scientific data
 Write analysis of study and research
 Compare and evaluate information
 Systematize information and results
 Apply curiosity
 Investigate clues
 Formulate insightful and relevant questions
 Use technology for statistical analysis



 Identify appropriate information sources
 Search written, oral and technological information
 Interview primary sources
 Hypothesize and test for results
 Compile numerical and statistical data
 Classify and sort information into categories
 Gather information from a number of sources
 Patiently search for hard-to-find information
 Utilize electronic search methods


 Plan and Organize

 Identify and organize tasks or information
Coordinate people, activities and details
 Develop a plan and set objectives
 Set up and keep time schedules
 Anticipate problems and respond with solutions
 Develop realistic goals and action to attain them
 Arrange correct sequence of information and actions
 Create guidelines for implementing an action
 Create efficient systems
 Follow through, insure completion of a task


 Counsel and Serve

 Counsel, advise, consult, guide others
 Care for and serve people; rehabilitate, heal
 Demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and patience
 Help people make their own decisions
 Help others improve health and welfare
 Listen empathically and with objectivity
 Coach, guide, encourage individuals to achieve goals
 Mediate peace between conflicting parties
 Knowledge of self-help theories and programs
 Facilitate self-awareness in others


 Interpersonal Relations

 Convey a sense of humor
 Anticipate people’s needs and reactions
 Express feelings appropriately
 Process human interactions, understand others
 Encourage, empower, advocate for people
 Create positive, hospitable environment
 Adjust plans for the unexpected
 Facilitate conflict management
 Communicate well with diverse groups
 Listen carefully to communication



 Envision the future and lead change
 Establish policy
 Set goals and determine courses of action
 Motivate/inspire others to achieve common goals
 Create innovative solutions to complex problems
 Communicate well with all levels of the organization
 Develop and mentor talent
 Negotiate terms and conditions
 Take risks, make hard decisions, be decisive
 Encourage the use of technology at all levels



 Manage personnel, projects and time
 Foster a sense of ownership in employees
 Delegate responsibility and review performance
 Increase productivity and efficiency to achieve goals
 Develop and facilitate Work Teams
 Provide training for development of staff
 Adjust plans/procedures for the unexpected
 Facilitate conflict management
 Communicate well with diverse groups
 Utilize technology to facilitate management



 Calculate, perform mathematical computations
 Work with precision with numerical data
 Keep accurate and complete financial records
 Perform accounting functions and procedures
 Compile data and apply statistical analysis
 Create computer generated charts for presentation
 Use computer software for records and analysis
 Forecast, estimate expenses and income
 Appraise and analyze costs
 Create and justify organization’s budget to others



 Communicate well with key people in organization
 Identify and purchase necessary resource materials
 Utilize computer software and equipment
 Organize, improve, adapt office systems
 Track progress of projects and troubleshoot
 Achieve goals within budget and time schedule
 Assign tasks and sets standards for support staff
 Hire and supervise temporary personnel as needed
 Demonstrate flexibility during crisis
 Oversee communication, email and telephones


 Create and Innovate

 Visualize concepts and results
 Intuit strategies and solutions
 Execute color, shape and form
 Brainstorm and make use of group synergy
 Communicate with metaphors
 Invent products through experimentation
 Express ideas through art form
 Remember faces, accurate spatial memory
 Create images through, sketches, sculpture, etc.
 Utilize computer software for artistic creations


 Construct and Operate

 Assemble and install technical equipment
 Build a structure, follow proper sequence
 Understand blueprints and architectural specs
 Repair machines
 Analyze and correct plumbing or electrical problems
 Use tools and machines
 Master athletic skills
 Landscape and farm
 Drive and operate vehicles
 Use scientific or medical equipment

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Laxma Reddy July 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

Superb. Great service by sharing valuable inputs for interview preperation.

Kind regards


Deborah Knox July 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

I’m glad you’re able to take advantage of them! Do you have a success you’d like to share?
have a beautiful day


Liz Kapelus April 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

I’d like to pin this but it won’t let me. It says there are no pinnable images.


Deborah Knox April 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi liz – I’m going to talk with my web person about Pinterest. I’ll let you know if I get it up! Thanks for the tip.


Shane Egbert July 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

I like the list. However, I do not see a key or legend as to let someone know what 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 means?


Deborah Knox September 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

The numbers related to six different experiences or accomplishments that you inventory for the skills.
Check the box if you used the skill in that experience according to the terms “I can do because I did do.” We’re not worried or concerned about whether you’re any good at it, or whether you enjoyed it, just that you did it. The sorting comes in the next steps. Hope this was helpful.


shalonda morgan September 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

i like this because preparing for your future is really important


Deborah Knox September 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

It is important at any age! Good luck with how you use it!


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