Tag Archive | transferable skills

Bestlibrary.org – Business Resources

Bestlibrary.org is an “online library.”  It contains many different resources for teaching, blogging, writting persuasive arguments, and how to make citations. Here is a PDF that is called “What are transferable skills?” from this website that could be useful in a business classroom.

What is it?

This is a PDF document that discusses what transferable skills are, why they’re important, how to translate these skills to a resume, and how to “sell” your transferable skills.

What do I like about it?

  • Provides detailed explanations.
  • Includes pictures (visually pleasing).
  • Engaging.
  • Provides examples of transferable skills.
  • Provides a worksheet for viewers to fill out.
  • Provides examples of transferable skills.
  • Words and language used are easily understandable.
  • Not a huge document (let’s face it, no one likes a bunch of reading).

What do I dislike about it?

  • If I were to make this document, I probably wouldn’t have done the worksheet as the author did.

Where does this fit into the curriculum and how would I use it?

This fits into the Career and Work Exploration 10/20/30 curriculum in module 15.  Learning objective 15.1 states: “To explore transferable skills.”  This resource not only defines transferable skills but explores and provides examples of transferable skills and then asks students to explore their own transferable skills.

For this module, you are only supposed to do this for 1-2 hours so I might just base the module off this resource.  I would begin by reading the material with the class and then when we get to the worksheet portion of the document, I would provide my own worksheet that will test the students understanding a little bit more in depth (the worksheet provided by the document could just be for students if they want to do it outside of class).

Evaluation of bestlibrary.org

Bestlibrary.org is a user friendly website that provides many resources and help for teachers and students.  It is difficult trying to search for a topic and get a useful resource, but once found, there are a few that are useful (such as the one I discussed).  The resource that I found was very informative and I would definitely use it in my classroom although I would like to make a few changes to it.

If I had to give this site a numerical value, I would give it a 5/10 and the actual resource an 8/10.