Job Changers: Let’s Talk About Transferable Skills in STEM

2022 was a tough year for tech. Amid the spike in Big Tech layoffs, companies will be looking to do more with less talent while still consistently providing value through their product and services.

Individual contributors can’t keep their employer from shifting priorities or cutting their team. But they can aim to keep themselves essential by honing their skills, or developing new ones — which will also benefit them if they’re looking for a new role.

Transferable skills are industry or role agnostic. These skills are be generalized as how effectively can you problem solve, communicate or influence those around you. Before we get into details of some of the top transferable skills in STEM in 2023, I want to make one thing clear: We all have transferable skills. These are skills that we use to navigate through life.