- Define the 7 Job Skills for the Future and use them accurately in reflective writing, citing the source of these definitions through in-text citation and full references where appropriate.
- Identify personal strengths and areas that require further development
- Identify opportunities to develop these skills through active participation in college activities
- Collect specific stories, creating a bank of experiences to provide evidence of skills acquisition to employers during job interviews
Competence in these job skills is regarded as required for those seeking to build successful careers.
All of the 7 Job Skills for the Future are woven into the curriculum of Fanshawe College. In this chapter you will take time to learn what each skills means and evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses in each area.
It is important that students can identify these skills in themselves and share how they have demonstrated competence in these skills when meeting with potential employers.
Common job interview questions may go something like this:
- Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new. What was the situation, what did you do and how did it turn out?
- Tell me about a time when you were working with someone as part of a team and they were not doing their share of the work. What was the situation, what did you do, and how did it turn out?
- Tell me about a time when you had a complex problem to solve that meant you were going to have to miss a deadline. What was the situation, what did you do and how did it turn out?
The stories you collect while working through this course become the examples you use when talking to potential employers.
“4.2 Seven Job Skills” from Working in Play: Planning for a Career in the Recreation and Leisure Industry in Canada by Linda Whitehead, BA, M Ed, MBA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.