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Soft Skills - Preparation for the Canadian Workplace

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English language learners, this is a short presentation on some of the soft skills paramount to a productive, effective, fulfilling life in the Canadian workplace.

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Soft Skills - Preparation for the Canadian Workplace

  1. 1. Source: “Soft Skills” - retrieved April 05. 2014 http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/soft-skills.asp Source: About.com Job Searching - List of Soft Skills – retrieved April 05, 2014 http://jobsearch.about.com/od/skills/fl/soft-skills.htm What are they? What is their purpose? How do we develop them? Why do we need to learn about them? 1 Photos and images courtesy of ClipArt
  2. 2. Soft Skills Source: “Soft Skills” - retrieved April 05. 2014 http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/soft-skills.asp Attributes of every person Required for effective interaction Based on what we are Complement hard skills 2 Photos and images courtesy of ClipArt Being attentive Communicating appropriately Collaborating
  3. 3. 3 Source:About.comJobSearching-ListofSoftSkills–retrievedApril05,2014 http://jobsearch.about.com/od/skills/fl/soft-skills.htm Soft Skills Attentive listening Appropriate communication Adaptability Assertiveness Collaboration, cooperation Collegiality, courteous behaviour Critical thinking, observing Cultural competence Following instructions, elaborating Reliability, work ethics Motivation, interest Self-directed, self- supervising Sense of humour
  4. 4. Source: “Soft Skills” - retrieved April 05. 2014 http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/soft-skills.asp Source: About.com Job Searching - List of Soft Skills – retrieved April 05, 2014 http://jobsearch.about.com/od/skills/fl/soft-skills.htm 4 Photos and images courtesy of ClipArt

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