How Your Transferable Skills Could Get You a Role in Digital
The world is becoming more digitalised as technology continues to rapidly advance. So it makes sense that there are unprecedented digital opportunities to fill. The digital world has a powerful influence on our behaviour, changing the way we live, think and look at the future. Being digital empowers us to collaborate and constantly achieve innovative breakthroughs. But it doesn’t mean you need to know about programming and web development or how to code, there are other transferable skills that we are looking for to fill our digital roles.
We’re looking for creative minds that are passionate about technology to help us to find the best possible experience for our customers. The transferable skills that you’ve developed over time could make you the perfect candidate for one of our digital roles. These skills are incredibly valuable to us; they demonstrate how much you’ve learnt from previous experiences and what you can bring to a role.
#1 – Project managing and planning
Project management involves planning, delegating, tracking and reviewing to achieve a goal. There are soft skills that fit together to make you good at project managing such as communication, organising, analysing and problem solving, leadership and team work skills.
You could have learned these skills from working on a team project at school, college and university, or as part of your personal interests and hobbies. When have you multi-tasked to achieve a goal?
Working in digital environment may require you to work on projects like web applications or advertising campaigns, and it will involve day-to-day management and collaboration to deliver them on time, within budget and to a high quality.
#2 – Relationship building
Building a relationship is based on trust, mutual respect, being mindful and communication. Relationships support us to achieve goals, expand our knowledge and help us grow as individuals. Stakeholders and customers are all essential to our success, so it's important to build and maintain good relationships.
You’ve been meeting new people and building friendships and relationships from a young age, from school, college, university, work, social events and online. The endless situations you’ve been in have taught you how to interact and why it’s vital to connect with people.
This is important for working in digital because it’s a collaborative environment. You’ll build a capable and engaged network as you meet a variety of people with diverse skills. These positive relationships make your job more productive and enjoyable.
#3 – Adaptability
Being willing to change will make sure you always stay relevant. Digital is changing at an increasing pace so you need to demonstrate that you can adapt to change. Adaptability is a skill that has no limits.
You’ve learnt to adapt throughout changing circumstances and environments. Think about a time where you’ve kept calm with facing something difficult, dealt with an unanticipated problem or a change in situation. By keeping an open mind and seeing the bigger picture, show us that you’re not afraid to improvise.
You’ll anticipate and respond positively to the increasing changes and challenges that the digital world demands. In a digital environment you’ll need to find solutions to problems, embrace challenges and enjoy working through them. Learning from mistakes can give you a renewed optimism. You can achieve the best outcomes if you’re willing to trial different techniques, tools and strategies.
#4 – Collaboration
Working in digital is a collaborative environment, as we work together to transform new ideas into reality. So you’ll need to demonstrate your teamwork skills. It’s necessary in nearly all aspects of life. It’s about thinking outside your own role and being aware of the bigger picture, and considering how others work and how their roles can contribute.
You could have gained collaborative skills from being part of a group discussion, joining a committee or even if you’ve asked for help.
You’ll be sharing information and ideas and working with colleagues across different teams to reach our goals. Collaborating across different areas of expertise contributes to the success of our business, and enables you to be more effective in your work.
#5 – Creative thinking & imagination
Creative thinking is thinking outside the box. You need to be open-minded and a risk-taker, someone who learns from mistakes and successes, and explores new ideas and solutions. Creative thinking allows you to grow and develop. The digital world is developing at such a remarkable pace because of our ability to face new challenges and adapt with innovative thinking.
We all have to overcome obstacles and deal with problems on a daily basis, and you have to think of or find a solution. Creative thinking doesn’t just mean being artistic, you can even practise your creative thinking by solving riddles.
You’ll help us stay competitive and successful in the digital market. We need you to look at things from a different perspective that will separate us from the market. We need people who have the determination and passion to identify issues, explore new possibilities and deliver innovative solutions.
So are you interested in the digital world and the roles that surround it, but don’t have specific technical skills or qualifications?
We’re determined to make sure you are equipped with the tools and skills you need to provide our customers with an outstanding and market-leading digital service. Help us transform and improve technology across the bank, and join our focus on the future and where technology and fresh forward-thinking ideas can take us.
Are you ticking boxes for owning these transferable skills? Think about scenarios or previous experiences where you’ve picked up and used these skills and how you can apply them to our digital roles.
Take a look at our digital opportunities and see where your transferable skills can take you!View digital roles