Canadian Jobseekers – Know Yourself – Your Values
Do you know what it takes to get a job?
If you think all those things are important you’re getting warm. These days Canadian employers are asking for more, much more from the people they hire – they want to know if you are the type of person who will fit into the organization and will grow with the job. In other words, they are looking for employability skills.
Employability skills are basic work skills that you have used and will use in almost every work situation.
They are needed to help you get work, keep work and progress in your work.
A recent survey in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta asked small and medium sized business leaders what skills they looked for in employees. Here is what they said:
Canada has identified and made a list of the basic employability skills necessary for today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. employability skills generally fit into three categories:
Transferable Skills are learned and developed through our life experiences…for example, through schooling, volunteer work, paid employment, leisure activities. These skills can be used in and “transferred” to a variety of situations, such as work, family, or social setting.
Identify your transferable workplac skills getting your own employability report :