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Did you realize that you can gain analytical and critical thinking skills from campus jobs?

Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus: Analytical/Critical Thinking

Did you realize that you can gain analytical and critical thinking skills from campus jobs?

Employers want candidates that can think critically. You’ve gained analytical skills in the classroom, but did you realize that you’ve also gained them through on-campus employment? Here are some examples of resumes phrases describing analytical skills gained through common campus jobs.

ANALYTICAL/CRITICAL THINKING

Library worker

  • Offered suggestion for creating Facebook group for library workers, helping to encourage community-building
  • Helped problem solve solution for scheduling conflicts among student staff

Food service/catering worker

  • Determined most efficient and effective procedures for setting up large-scale events, such as eliminating redundant steps to improve speed of room setup
  • Identified error in equipment calibration; communicated problem with supervisor immediately, resulting in savings of over $200 in wasted product
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What skills do you want to use in the workplace?

Got Skills? – Identify skills you want to use at work?

What skills do you want to use in the workplace?

Just like it’s important to identify which special interests you may want to incorporate into your work, it’s equally important to consider which skills you might want to use.

There are numerous skill assessments that exist, some of which may be available for you to take, (sometimes at no cost), at your campus career center. You can also assess your skills informally by asking yourself questions like, “What do I know?” and “What can I do?” Answers to “What do I know?” are sometimes called Knowledge Skills or Hard Skills. These are skills that you learn from a particular context, such as classes for your major, and apply within the same or very similar contexts. (more…)

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Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus: Diversity/Cultural Awareness


Many valuable transferable skills can be gained through common on-campus jobs and activities. This series of articles, “Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus” highlights some common positions found on many university campuses (not an exhaustive list of campus positions). Each article will feature a different transferable skill and provide examples of resume phrases that coincide with the campus positions. (Image source)

SKILLS RELATED TO DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL AWARENESS

Library worker

  • Acted as first point of contact for community members, including toddlers, teens, business people and retirees

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Woman Pulling Files from File Cabinet

Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus: Organizational

Woman Pulling Files from File CabinetMany valuable transferable skills can be gained through common on-campus jobs and activities. This series of articles, “Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus” highlights some common positions found on many university campuses (not an exhaustive list of campus positions). Each article will feature a different transferable skill and provide examples of resume phrases that coincide with the campus positions.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

Library worker

  • Sorted and reshelved books and media
  • Processed faculty and graduate student requests for interlibrary loans
  • Labeled, stamped and sorted hundreds of books with 100% accuracy

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