Transferable Skills
Transferable skills are skills that you can take with you from one situation to another, from one job to another
  • http://www.ceswoodstock.org/job_search/resumeskillstransf.shtml
  • http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/transferable-skills.html
  • https://www.workbc.ca/blog/April-2014/Learn-how-to-determine-your-Transferable-Skills.aspx
  • http://talentegg.ca/incubator/2012/06/07/identify-transferable-skills/
  • http://careerplanning.about.com/od/careerchoicechan/a/trans_skills_ex.htm


How to bridge gaps with other cultures and colleagues.

GlobeSmart ® web tool on how to do business effectively in countries around the world.

        Do you want to know:
  1. How your performance compare to Workers from India, China, Canada, United States?!
  2. How is similar; different
  • The way we are accustomed to working in our countries, most of the time is not the most optimal.
the_lewis_model- Multicultural EnvironmentThis tool will show us how to be a better professional on a Multicultural Environment.

R. Lewis: http://www.crossculture.com/services/cross-culture/; see also: R. Lewis: “When teams collide – Managing the international team successfully”, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London 2012, p. 13.


As the website explainsThe GlobeSmart Profile provides specific advice to bridge gaps with other cultures and colleagues. 
  • The Aperian Global Learning Portal is your one-stop-shop to enhance your cultural intelligence
  • Quick access to knowledge on how to conduct business effectively with people from over 80 countries around the globe,
  • Learn your preferred work style and see how you compare with the average profile from any country in GlobeSmart.

  Building your Professional Portfolio
I have received several emails of Professionals asking questions regarding the difficult task related to Job Searching, Job Hunting..., and I have decided to create at least one page about this topic. 

According to Lou Adler, The Original Headhunter and Author: Hire With Your Head and The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired, the answer is simple and by statistics is pictured on the Graph at the left below:

 How Companies Fill Jobs  
Achievement vs accomplishment

There are two job markets, one that’s hidden, the other public. You can read the whole article here:
In his book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired linked above, he suggests that recruiters should employ a 20/20/60 recruiting strategy. The idea is to only spend 20% of their time posting jobs, 20% looking for resumes and 60% networking. This allows companies to find the best people available, not just the best people who are applying to their job postings.

A similar 20/20/60 job hunting strategy should be used by job-seekers!!. In this case 20% of the time responding to job postings by going through the back door rather than applying through the front, another 20% ensuring your resume and LinkedIn profile are easy to find and worth reading, and the remaining 60% networking to find jobs in the hidden market. In another post he describes in detail what job-seekers need to do to improve their networking skills. Rather than repeat the techniques, I’ll just repeat the theme: being referred to a hiring manager by a trusted person is 50-100X more likely to result in being interviewed and hired compared to submitting a resume to a posted job.

A professional Portfolio: Words to Begin Summary Bullets

In your summary, you must provide the reader with an understanding of the level of experience or expertise you possess in each skill.

 Let’s suppose that you are a graphic designer. Just by saying:

·         "Photoshop", it will mean nothing to your reader.

·         ISO 9001:2008, The same as above…

You need to tell your reader if you are an:

  • "expert-level" Photoshop user or someone who can only do the very basics?
  • "expert-level" Applying ISO 9001 on the Manufacturing Industry.



As you can see, there is a big difference and by stating adding those extra words "Expert-level Photoshop user" can speak volumes on your level of skill. 
Below some descriptive words to begin your summary bullets with which will help to provide your reader a better understanding of your background and level of expertise: 

Descriptive words to begin your summary bullets

  • Highly skilled in 
  • Possess a strong understanding in 
  • 5 years of experience in … (5 or 10… depends on your CV…)
  • Expert-level knowledge of 
  • Possess a detailed understanding of 
  • Possess a strong understanding of
  • Solid background in 
  • Solid understanding of 
  • Very familiar with
  • Possess an extensive background in 
  • Extensive experience in 
  • Highly knowledgeable in 
  • Highly proficient in 
  • Experienced in 
  • Highly experienced in 
  • Possess a strong technical competency in 
  • Well-versed in 


These words below can be used as well, however, be careful in using them because are not as strong. Often these phrases are best reserved and used to address specifics of the job description in which you have some familiarity with the requirement, but not necessarily "an expert-level" background of this requirement:

  • Possess an understanding of...
  • Working knowledge of ...
  • Familiar with ...

Also, please take a look at the videos below, 

Find a job in canada - how to make it happen. Dr. Lionel Laroche

YouTube Video

Prof. Lionel Laroche describing about cultural interaction....

YouTube Video


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