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Do Your Skills Measure Up? Here’s What Canadian Employers Are Looking For…

27 AUG 2015
Career Path : Education News

Global News recently reported that Canadian employers might not be focusing as heavily on their prospects’ education as you might think. In fact, a recent study conducted by Workopolis shows that many companies say a lack of education is rarely an issue with most candidates.

So what exactly are these Canadian companies looking for in prospective employees?

The three main competencies that employers seek are on-the-job experience, communication skills and technical abilities—skills that recent graduates often lack.

Workopolis found that these 10 skills were among the most requested by potential employers on its website:

  • Communication skills
  • Writing
  • Customer relations
  • Sales
  • Organizational skills
  • Microsoft office
  • Policy analysis
  • Supervisory skills/leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork

While a good educational background is always an important part of landing a great job, recent graduates would definitely benefit by adding a few soft skills to their resumes as well.

Most career colleges offer the hands-on learning and skills training that employers are looking for. And, many of these skills can also be gained through volunteer work, internships and of course, part-time jobs that have no relation to a candidate’s desired career path.


Source: Global News