Survive and Thrive: Using Transferable Skills to Give Your Career New Life


Job Action Day: November 6th, 2017

The world of work is changing faster than ever. There are any number of reasons for recent economic shifts, but the bottom line is this: a number of industries that have thrived in the past—such as mining, retail, and transportation, for instance—now face an uncertain future.

We believe that it’s better to be prepared for change than to be caught off guard. And for this year’s Job Action Day, we want to empower workers from industries that are losing jobs to use their transferable skills to find exciting new opportunities in related fields.

We need your help—and your stories!—to make Job Action Day a success. Whether you’re someone who has made a successful career pivot, or a blogger or career expert with actionable insight to share about how workers can upgrade their skills, or reframe the skills they already have, we definitely want to hear from you.

Join us and help make this year’s Job Action Day the best one yet!

Job Action Day 2017 Expert Articles

Re-frame "Transferable Skills" as a Strong Value Proposition by Georgia Adamson, A Successful Career

Never Underestimate the Power of Your Transferable Skills by Jeri Hird Dutcher

Is My Job Going To Be Automated? by Jacob Share

The Importance of Transferable Skills by Kristin Ray, Females in Athletic Business

How to Showcase Your Achievements When You (Think You) Don’t Have Any by Cheryl Lynch Simpson,

Transferable Skills: The Key Ingredient To Changing Careers by Lorraine Rise,

Top 10 Tips to Writing Resumes that Work by Jennifer Way, Way Solutions

Your Genius is Always Transferable by Maggie Mistal

Relevant Skills Outrank Transferable Skills by Tamara Dowling

Job Action Day-Using Transferable Skills to Give Your Career New Life by Deborah Brown-Volkman

For *Real* Job Security, Hone Your Transferable Skills! by Paul Raworth Bennett, NOVA Career Strategies