Transferable Skills

Strategic Thinking as a Science Program Officer in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Strategic thinking is important for being able to see 'the bigger picture' and more readily identify opportunities and possibilities, and make better decision in complicated and complex systems. I like this article talking about 1 framework for strategic thinking and decision-making.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals

How else do you use this transferable skill?
ability to prioritize wisely, identify future opportunities

Strategic Thinking as a Executive Director in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.


Strategic Thinking as a Senior Project Manager in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Strategic Thinking as a Senior Project Manager in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Strategic Thinking as a Consultant in Consulting

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

As part of consulting you conduct primary and/or secondary research. It is crucial to take that information and frame findings around the key strategic questions the client is hoping to address.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Strategic Thinking as a Market Assessment Consultant in Consulting

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The difference between a solid consulting job and a superior one is the ability to think strategically and frame the project in the context of the client's programs and priorities. For example, when I cover data at a congress, a mediocre report just lists out a bunch of data - long and hard to read! An excellent report organizes the data along the lines of the company's priorities (i.e., start with the most important data, frame descriptions to answer commonly asked questions, etc) and also includes some context that explains the impact of that data to the client's programs. A strategic report is easier for the client read and, more importantly, will be *used* when they make decisions. A mediocre report gets "filed in the email files" and may never even be read.


How else do you use this transferable skill?
Understanding how data fits into the big picture; making sure all work answers the question "so what?"

Strategic Thinking as a Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?
Regulatory is all about strategy.
What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Strategic Thinking as a Sr Scientist/CRO Coordinator in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

You need to keep in mind the longer term goals and purpose of the work you're doing to align the shorter term goals. This is key in determining program content, establishing partnerships - anything that your group is doing. You want to first determine what the strategic plan is, then communicate it with the team so we are all moving towards the same vision together. It helps with decision making and team motivation.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

How else do you use this transferable skill?
Determining stakeholders

Strategic Thinking as an Associate Director of Precision Medicine in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Strategic Thinking as a Director of Industry Partnerships in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

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