Engaging your transferable skills and talents
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: CMTB13
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Transferable skills are said to be the new currency in the world of work for the new decade. The volatile post covid economic landscape, together with continuing quick shifts in technology and markets, mean that organisations have to respond quickly to survive. Employers seek flexible individuals with transferable skills both from within their organisation, and from outside the organisation in the form of contract, freelance or self-employed workers. They seek people who can be taken on quickly to do a piece of work, or who can move easily across job roles and departments and take on multiple roles simultaneously. So, as an employed or self-employed individual, recognising your own unique transferable skills and talents will give you the confidence to promote your skills to others, and will help you spot opportunities, which are a good fit, thereby increasing your employability in this new career landscape.
What will we cover?
• Why recognising your transferable skills and natural talents is so important to maintain your employability in the current economic climate.
• How transferable skills and talents can help your career flourish
• Identifying natural transferable skills and talents.
• Communicating your skills and talents to others effectively.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Gain insight into why recognising your own transferable skills and talents is so important in assuring your employability in the new careers landscape.
• Recognise how gaining insight into your natural transferable skills and talents can help your career flourish.
• Identify some of your key transferable skills and talents.
• Communicate your skills and talents effectively to others.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior training, experience or skills are necessary, just the ability to follow simple written and verbal instructions, and a willingness to participate in the activities which range from pair work and group work to individual exercises.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be a mix of tutor input, individual paper and pen exercises and interactive pair and group work, all inside the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No there are no additional costs. You will be given exercises and handouts on the course. You may want to bring a pen and a notebook to record any learning you'd like to capture.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please click here to view our business skills courses.
Lila is a Career Counsellor and Educator with over 20 years' experience supporting people with career, employability, and personal development issues. These include career happiness, identifying natural skills and talents, self-employment, networking and career choice. Lila started her career in the retail business as a Merchandiser and Buyer. After 10 years Lila realised she needed her own career happiness, which meant the freedom to manage her own career, as well as working in a profession where she could help people in a meaningful way. She retrained as a Career Counsellor, gaining an MSc from Birkbeck College, London. This led her to create her own portfolio career, working within many interesting public and private sector organisations and also running her own business supporting individual clients. Lila has developed, written and delivered bespoke workshops and courses to learners of all ages within FE colleges, charities and businesses. She especially enjoys the diversity of City Lit students' backgrounds.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.