Beyond the Job Title: The Value of Transferable Skills

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Jun 8, 2012

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Barbara Kessler
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Barbara Kessler

We work so hard to achieve the job title we have (or at least some of us do). In the big scheme of things a job title is just that- a title. What does it really mean? Does it convey all we can do? In order to avoid the trap of assuming your job title tells prospective employers what you know how to do, Barbara Kessler will discuss the value of transferable skills. What are they? How do you convey their relevance in your resume? Why are they important to your work, now and in the future?

 

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Barbara Kessler is Director of Human Resources and Workforce Development programs at the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She currently serves as co-chair of the boards of the Piedmont Workforce Network and is a board member of the African-American Teaching Fellows. Barbara is a past-chair of local SHRM chapter. Her previous professional experience includes private sector, community college and secondary education. She received her B.S. in Secondary Education, M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Virginia and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources and Workforce Development.