Here are some examples of skills that I list in Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Personal Value Proposition Workbook. Feel free to use these as a reference as you are creating your own list of skills. Please see Unit 4 of the book for more about skills.
High-Level (and Highly Transferable) Skills
Strategic Thinking and Planning
Other High-Level Skills
Grasp of P&L/Financial Analysis
Comfort with Risk-Taking
Risk Management Skills
Sense of Humor
Motivation of Others
There are also substantive skills that are specific to an individual role, some of which are transferrable among roles. When we think of high-level and role-specific skills that relate to a certain job, remember that larger skill sets can be expressed as more specific skills. For example, sales can be broken down into:
- Passion for/Knowledge of Product or Service
- Client-Service Orientation
- Negotiation Skills
- Persistence (Follow-Up)
For more about role-specific skills, including an example for a specific profession, please refer to pages 65-68 of Know Yourself, Grow Your Career.