Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

Employers not only look for job-specific skills or knowledge learned through education, hands-on experience, or training (eg. bench work or accounting), they are also expecting applicants to have knowledge and/or skills that are transferable across job positions, employers and industries.

The University of Guelph has identified the following transferable knowledge, skills and attitudes that are in demand in today's ever changing workplace. Although not an exhaustive list, the knowledge, skills and attitudes defined are mentioned frequently across sources researched.