7 Job Skills for the Future

7 Job Skills for the Future

Job skills for the future ChartIn an effort to track students’ development and application of the 7 Job Skills for the Future, we are requesting students to assess the demonstration of these skills at both the beginning of the work term, and then again at the completion of the work term. Using the chart below, please rate your demonstration of each skill (1 being weak to 5 being strong).

For a detailed description of each of the 7 skills refer to  Jobs Skills for the Future – Research Guides Home at Fanshawe College (libguides.com)


Follow these tips to help develop your 7 Job Skills for the Future!

  • Novel and Adaptive Thinking – NT
  • Social Intelligence – SI
  • Complex Problem Solving – CS
  • Resilience – R
  • Self Directed Learning – SL
  • Implementation Skills – IS
  • Global Citizenship – GC
  • Prepare ahead: Know where you are going, who you are checking in with –SI, SL
  • Take important documents: Social Insurance (SIN) card, Health card, void cheque, identification and work permit (if applicable) – IS
  • Learn and follow Health & Safety protocols: wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) as required – IS
  • Dress appropriately: with clean uniform, name tag or other employer requirements for dress code – IS
  • Ask questions and take notes: so you can refer back to process and procedures at a later date – SL, CS, IS
  • Develop your ability to take initiative: think before asking questions and try to present a solution with a request for confirmation of your solution – NT, SL, CS, IS
  • Mind your behaviour: Your behaviour is a reflection of you, your employer and Fanshawe – at all times, even when you are not working – SI
  • Be social: but act appropriately and don’t be so social it affects your work – SI
  • Put your phone away: check messages when on breaks or after hours – SI, IS
  • Offer to help: Offer to assist co-workers on other projects – R, SL, CS, IS
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude: and willingness to learn – R, SI, CS, IS
  • Understand: the reporting structure and your role in the team – NA, SI, SL, IS
  • Manage: your time to complete your duties and ask for direction if you are unsure of priorities – IS, CS
  • Contribute: to the organization’s mission, vision and values – SI, NT, GC, CS, IS
  • Ask for feedback: on your performance and progress – SD, R, CS, IS
  • Connect with your Co-op Consultant: if you have concerns – SI
  • Enjoy: the experience! – NT, SI, GC, R, SL, CS, IS


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