Importance Of Transferable Communication Skills

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An extensive definition of what constitutes transferable skills was given by the former Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) in which transferable skills were defined as “those skills that are central to occupational competence in all sectors and at all levels” (DfEE, 1997), and include leadership, communication, working in teams, project management, and problem solving.
The SENEX class has the objective of preparing the student for a career or for further education by helping the student take stock of, and explore different uses of the transferable skills obtained for their own benefit and for the benefit of society at large.
Throughout my time at USIU I am pleased to say I have gained a lot of hard and soft skills that will be beneficial
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Communication skills are vital in the modern workplace; it can be said that it is the skill employers value the most. The SENEX class hones your communication skills by facilitating and encouraging discussion, and through listening to presenters one must listen attentively and provide appropriate feedback. In the working world employers are often concerned about a new employee’s ability to think on ones feet and communicate to speak effectively, listen attentively, express ideas, describe feelings and perceive non verbal messages; these are all skills that the SENEX class has readily equipped me with.
Communication skills are one of the most important transferable skills because they are beneficial in every life situation and help you perform day to day activities in society with less resistance, furthermore most jobs list communication skills as one of the top
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