FREE Reflection Guide: Transferable Skills in Teaching



Here is a free reflection guide to help you reflect on the top 10 transferable skills in teaching. If you are a graduate student, postdoc, or faculty member looking for positions outside of academia, this guide might be helpful as you consider your next career move.

(Note: This guide was designed to complement the Beyond the Professoriate webinar. You can join the community to access the on-demand webinar, but you do not have to view the webinar to use the reflection guide.)

Why Use this Guide:

Teaching experience can be your greatest competitive advantage. When you teach, you gain skills and experiences that can be valuable to any position in any profession.

Positions in industry, government, nonprofits, and entrepreneurial ventures all require the knowledge and skills you learn when you teach. But, you have to know how to identify, analyze, and describe those skills so they are valuable to your prospective employer.

How to Use this Guide:

When you use this guide, you will reflect on your current and past teaching experiences. This will help you see the "big picture" as you compare and contrast the different types of teaching experiences you have and the skills you gained through those experiences. Then you will map your teaching skills to the job description or position you are interested in.

Finally, you will brainstorm different ways to describe your teaching skills so your language and terminology aligns with the position and the needs of the employer.


What's Included:

  • A list of the 10 transferable skills in teaching
  • Reflection questions
  • Mapping template
  • Tips and advice
  • Resources and recommended readings

(If the pop-up box doesn't work for you, contact me to get the guide.)