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What is a Transferable Skills Analysis?
Why would I want one?

A Transferable Skills Analysis is basically a written report or collection of reports which determines occupations which have similar skills to those occupations you have held in the past.  This type of analysis is widely used by Vocational Counselors worldwide to help their clients transition from one occupation or career to another.

VocRehab.com has taken the Transferable Skills Analysis offered on our Rehabilitation Professional site and modified it to be used by everyone.  The result is an easy-to-use and understand report to assist you in determining alternate employment or a career change.

The report does not limit you to only those jobs listed, nor does it mean that you can only do the jobs listed. Rather, the analysis provides you with likely areas to explore based on your previous skills.  It is not an absolute.  The Transferable Skills Analysis is a great tool designed to help you explore the world of work. 

Sample Analysis  * You must have Adobe Acrobat to View this Sample and use this site.  (This sample has been reduced from it's actual size)

What Doesn't a Transferable Skills Analysis Show?

  • A Transferable Skills Analysis CANNOT give you current job openings or listings. 
  • A Transferable Skills Analysis CANNOT guarantee that you are qualified for an occupation because it appeared in your Transferable Skills Analysis. 
  • A Transferable Skills Analysis cannot determine your future, nor does it mean that you are only limited to the results that are shown.  It is simply a tool to help you explore other occupations that have the same or similar skills as jobs you have held in the past.

How Are My Transferable Skills Determined?

The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) (one of the data sources we use) was designed to include certain "descriptors" which identified not only the "work done" or "Purpose of the Job" but the "tools used" or "Materials, Products, Subject Matter, and Services" for each job defined.  These descriptors were applied to each of the 12741 job titles contained in the dictionary.  We use these descriptors to match your Employment History with all other jobs that have similar skills. (work done and tools used).  We also take into consideration another descriptor called: Specific Vocational Preparation (training required) to determine the highest level of training based on your Employment History. The result is an analysis which gives you a listing of all occupations contained within the dictionary that match your Employment History on 5 skill levels and is within the maximum amount of training you had previously, based on your employment history.  This is a standard and accepted method of determining transferable skills in vocational rehabilitation.

These levels can be interpreted as follows:

  • Highly Transferable
    A very close skills match.  This type of occupation can usually be entered with little or no training.
  • Closely Transferable
    A very close match, but dependant on specifically defined occupations in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
    This type of occupation can usually be entered with little or no training.
  • Moderately Transferable
    A close match on both "work done" and "tools used" but not as close as the levels mentioned above.
    Some training would be indicated
  • Work Related (work done)
    These occupations are matched only on the "work done" descriptor.  "Tools used" is ignored.
    Some training to significant training would be expected.
  • Materials, Products, Subject Matter, and Services Related (tools used)
    These occupations are matched only on the "tools used" descriptor.  "Work done" used is ignored.
    Some training to significant training would be expected.

In addition to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles we use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to provide current and detailed information about the occupations in your results.  This information includes: Nature of the Work, Working Conditions, Earnings, Job Outlook, Current Employment stats, Related occupations and Sources of Additional Information.  We have combined these two data sources to give you an accurate Transferable Skills Analysis with up-to-date employment information.

We also provide you with a (Metropolitan) Occupational Employment Wage Statistics Report for your highest level of transferability.  This report includes major metropolitan areas in your State as entered on the web site.  This does not include all major metropolitan areas, only those surveyed are represented.

How long will it take to receive my Analysis?
Analyses are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.  Typically, it takes 10 minutes to receive and process your analysis.  This can vary widely, however.  Please allow 24 hours to receive your report before contacting technical support.

How is the Public analysis different from the Professional Section?
The public site does NOT allow entering any limitation factors, such as physical limitations or other characteristics.
You cannot re-do your public Transferable Skills Analysis.
You do not have a choice of reports or analysis types.
The public analysis is less expensive.
The public analysis is easier to use and the results are easier to understand.
The professional Transferable Skills Analysis is designed to be understood by professionals in the Rehabilitation field.  Their expertise is necessary in understanding the professional Transferable Skills Analysis results and in entering the limitations and conditions which produce those results.

Do I have to use PayPal?
Yes, preferably. You must use PayPal to use our public site.
PayPal is secure and can accept most major credit cards.

You may send a check to pre-pay for your TSA, however you will have to wait until the check clears before we will allow you to continue.

Where can I get Adobe Reader?
Adobe Reader can be obtained from the Adobe website at no charge:  www.Adobe.com

Why is my Transferable Skills Analysis so large / small?
Every Transferable Skills Analysis is different.  It is based on your Employment history.
If you have had a lot of previous jobs, chances are your Transferable Skills Analysis is going to be larger than someone who had 1 job or very few jobs.

It also depends on the skill level of your previous employment history.  Higher levels of skill usually will produce large analyses.

If I don't like my results, can I re-do my Analysis for free?
Sorry, no.  The results will not change no matter how many times you do your analysis.
We have created Step 2 to insure that you can locate your occupations PRIOR to purchasing the Transferable Skills Analysis.

What if I make a mistake?
If you make a mistake while entering your Employment History, you can easily remove it by first selecting it, then clicking the Remove button.
Do not submit your analysis until you are certain your Employment History is correct or as close as possible.

Can I call someone to help me pick my jobs?
Sorry, no. We cannot help anyone choose their Employment History by telephone or e-mail.  It is the customers responsibility to enter their own Employment History and make sure it is accurate.
We have provided an easy way to locate and view job descriptions to allow you to locate the correct occupations.

What if I'm having a problem with the web site?
Should you ever encounter an error message or problem with the web site, please e-mail technical support.  We will try to resolve it as quickly as possible.
You can reach tech support at: Tech Support