Employability Skills

  • Ability to manage and organize information
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Analytical ability
  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Computer savvy
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Decision making skills
  • Goal orientation
  • Honesty
  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
  • Leadership and management
  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Participation in projects and tasks
  • Positive attitude and behaviour
  • Reliability
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to keep learning
  • Work safety

*Sources: The Conference Board of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, workopolisCampus.com, and Nace's Job Outlook 2002

You can also use the Jobs, Workers, Training and Careers Online Employability Skills Checklist (external site). It will allow you to complete an online checklist as a self assessment of your employability skills.

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