Transferable Skills Scale (2nd Edition)

Paradigm Education Solutions

The Transferable Skills Scale (TSS) is a self-scored employability assessment that helps people identify their transferable skills to assist in career exploration and job search.


What This Includes

Skills addressed: Analytical, Numerical, Interpersonal, Organizational, Physical, Informational, Communicative, Creative


  • Ninety-six items grouped into eight scales that represent the most common transferable employability skills
  • The eight skill scales on the Transferable Skills Scale are also linked to the four dimensions defined by Prediger (1976) for mapping the world of work: data, people, things, and ideas
  • Includes scoring directions, interpretation guide, occupations identification guide, and career exploration worksheet
  • Each skill set is specifically linked to O*NET job titles
  • A post-assessment occupational exploration worksheet helps individuals further research the jobs that match their transferable skills

Key Takeaways

  • The assessment is designed to identify transferable skills in order to facilitate career exploration, resumé writing, and effective interviewing.
  • The online version creates a digital score report, while hand scoring is necessary for the print version. The print version is intended to be written on and used once.
  • Administration takes approximately 20–25 minutes to complete.
  • The assessment is best utilized with learners at or above 8th-grade reading level.
  • The tool is easily incorporated in a career center as the assessment is already aligned with O*NET.

Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. is a Canadian company providing assessments and resources in the fields of career and self-understanding/personal growth. Founded more than 40 years ago, the company has an extensive list of clients in businesses and organizations of all sizes, federal and provincial governments, school boards, and colleges and universities, including psychologists, career and employment specialists, human resource consultants, and organizational consultants.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Navigating & Using Information

Teamwork & Collaboration

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