When dealing with a variety of customers coming from all different industries, it is hard to have a complete understanding of what each IT position a new client is seeking would require. In order to provide guidance to that customer, it is important to understand what they did in their previous job versus what an IT employer is looking for them to do in that new role. By understanding these two factors you can help that customer pinpoint their transferrable skills and what areas they would need to improve in order to secure that new position. Additionally, Burning Glass’s Focus Suite tools and Opportunities for Chicago’s IT Landscape slide deck will help immeasurably in identifying transferrable skills. These resources can be found here.