Introduction to Professional Skill Building

What you’ll learn to do:┬áDiscuss how to gain skills necessary for professional life

There is no doubt that a huge percent of life is spent at work. If you were to work forty hours a week and live to seventy years old, thirty-five percent of total waking hours of your life would be spent at work.[1] Considering how much time is spent in a work environment, you want to be sure you have the right skills and mindset to make the difference between “going to work” and “having a career.” This module discusses ways to develop and demonstrate skills for an enjoyable career. To start the discussion, the module examines career skills, transferable skills, and new skills to be acquired.


  1. ReviseSociology. "What Percentage of Your Life Will You Spend at Work?" ReviseSociology.com. 16 Aug 2016. Web. 10 July 2018.