Articulating Your Transferable Skills

I will be facilitating an online workshop called Articulating Your Transferable Skills later this month.  Here is the description:

In this interactive online workshop, participants will reflect on and learn how to articulate the transferable skills and knowledge they have to offer an employer.

This workshop idea came out of a face-to-face workshop that I facilitated last year with my colleague Mike Randolph. We used a nifty tool called a “Chronolog,” which helps you identify what you have done and what you can do or know as a result of what you have done. From that, it guides you to generate specific examples (stories, if you will) from past experiences to demonstrate those skills.

The whole point? To generate language in order to best communicate and articulate your skills and knowledge, especially if you are transitioning from one career field to another. In other words, it can help you with resume-building, interviewing, or just informal cocktail-party or elevator-ride networking.

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I have since replicated this workshop in face-to-face settings twice: once to a group of AmeriCorps volunteers and once to a group of colleagues at a conference. The feedback on the workshop and the tool has been quite positive, so if you’d like to take this workshop, please let me know. It’s free and open to all Marylhurst students and friends (in other words, it’s open to the public). It will take place on the social networking site called Ning.

Dates: July 28 – 31, 2009 (Tuesday through Friday) — Login times flexible.

To RSVP and obtain login instructions to the site, send your name and email address to me at: mbooth@marylhurst.edu

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