Early on in my career, when I was looking to change jobs – and, more often than socially-accepted, change careers – I never thought about things like transferable skills in job interviews or as part if my job search. In fact, it never occurred to me that skills weren’t transferable.I mean I was bringing me with me wherever I went, and I was the one with the skills, so ipso facto, my previous skills were transferable. Why wouldn’t they be? Employers could figure that out without my help. (At least that’s what I told myself.)But many careers later as I type this, I have learned that we do indeed need to help employers recognize that many of our skills are easily transferable from one job type to another. Somehow we’ve become so labeled and categorized – mere data in a database – and life has become so hectic and multi-tasked, that we should no longer expect anyone to look beyond what we clearly spell out for them – and most definitely not potential employers.They need our help to know how great we are! And so it is our job to make it clear in resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and of course job interviews just how well we match the new job description – even if the role we previously had seems far different from the one we’re interviewing for now.