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About Skills

You can get many of the skills you need through education and training programs. Some skills, such as communication or teamwork skills, are transferable. You can use them in many different types of work. Others, such as programming a database or operating a forklift, are work-specific. Examples of such skills include

  • using a specific software program
  • repairing engines
  • designing educational materials
  • reading blueprints
  • organizing people and resources

For more information about transferable skills, check out the Do You Have the Skills Employers Want? article.

For help identifying work-specific skills, see the Recognize Your Accomplishments article.

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