To be successful in the workplace, employees have to possess transferable skills sets. Knowing about these skills will help teens and adults prepare to be successful in the workplace. Soft (TS) skills are a product of our talents, traits and knowledge. These skills determine how you respond to new activities, work situations or jobs.
Soft (TS) skills are non-job specific skills that you have acquired during any activity or life experiences. Student activities and experiences include campus and community activities, class projects, and assignments, hobbies, athletic activities, internships and summer part-time jobs.
Transferable (TS) Skills Survey
The TS Survey is a researched and validated assessment. The TS Survey is a short assessment that identifies an individual’s strongest soft (TS) skills skills. The eight (8) soft (TS) skills Skills are:
The benefits of the TS Survey are -
Complete in 20-25 minutes
Is easy to use
Has color-coded design
Is Self-scoring and self-interpreting
Can be used as both a career exploration guide and a job search strategy tool
Includes suggested resources for career exploration as well as a worksheet for comparing possible careers
Includes job titles from the most recent O*NET database
Can be given to groups or individuals
The TS Survey has 5 sections -
Mark Your Answers
Add Your Scores
Interpret Your Scores
Identify Occupations that Match Your Skills
Explore Occupations that Match Your Skills
Reference material for the The TS Survey lists the relationship between Soft Skills and Holland Codes
Holland Career Model Areas
Holland Code Letters
Ideas and things
People and ideas
3. Interpersonal 7. Communicative
People and data
Things and data
2. Numerical 6. Informational
Order the Transferable Skills Scale
Top Soft(TS)Skills Web Sites
Soft(TS)skills skills fall into three (3) groups: Working with people, working with things, and working with data/information. These terms are defined below:
Working with people skills happen when people sell, train, advise, and negotiate.
Working with things skills occur when people repair, operate machinery, sketch, survey, or troubleshoot.
Working with data/information skills involve budgeting, researching, and analyzing.
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) is a model for skills resources and web sites. In 1990, a commission of schools, government, unions, and corporations developed five SCAN competencies and three SCAN foundation skills. The five (5) Competencies are: Resources, information, interpersonal, systems, and technology.