To get the most out of the conference, we recommend that you to speak with your Employment Counselor and register for a free GSC Preparation Session at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre.

The GSC Preparation Sessions focus on:

  • Overview of GSC: What to expect

  • Getting ready for the conference (e.g. how to dress, what to bring, research before-hand)

  • Tips so that you get the most out of the day 

  • Small Talk

  • 30 second commercial

  • Networking

  • Social media and LinkedIn 

You can select a Preparation Session when you register for the conference



Transferable skills and related professions from the four sectors represented at the Global Skills Conference include:


Human Services

RELATED PROFESSIONS

Social worker

Counselor

Human resources

Therapist

Nutritionist

Pharmacist

Probation officer

Childcare worker

Customer service representative

Support worker

Volunteer coordinator

Manager

Executive assistant

Sales associate

Nurse

Teacher

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Critical thinking

Problem-solving

Effective oral and written communication

Interpersonal skills

Professionalism

Work well under pressure

Organizational skills

Detail-oriented

Work well independently and as part of a team

Ability to meet deadlines

Interact well with diverse cultures

Quick learner

Energetic

Trustworthy

Efficient

Time management skills

Adaptability

Ability to delegate


Engineering & Tech Professions

RELATED PROFESSIONS

Technical Consultant

Logistician

Technical Sales

Operations Manager

Technical Trainer

Procurement Specialist

Purchasing Manager

Project Manager

Technical Writer

Construction Manager

Urban Planner

Cost Estimator

Health and Safety Inspector

Application Developer

Manufacturing Operator

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Project Planning and Management

Attention to Detail

Written and Verbal Communication

Numeracy

Computer Skills

Data Analysis

Logical Thinking

Time Management

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Teamwork

Interpersonal Skills

Analytical and Investigative Skills

Research Skills

Leadership and Initiative

Negotiation

Active Listening Skills

Presentation Skills

Decision-Making Skills


Finance & Accounting

RELATED PROFESSIONS

Project Analyst

Event Planner

Estate Planner

Realtor

Business Analyst

Payroll Manager

Urban Planner

Insurance Agent/Broker

Market Research Analyst

Credit Analyst

Merchandiser

Researcher

Trainer

Retail Banker

Tax Advisor

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Creativity and Innovation

Team-Oriented

Information Gathering

Management Skills

Written and Verbal Communication

Oral Presentation Skills

Problem-Solving

Interpersonal Communication

Organizational Skills

Numeracy

Analytical Skills

Attention to Detail

Leadership

Time management Skills

Adaptability


Information Technology

RELATED PROFESSIONS

Network engineer

System administrator

Analyst

Security specialist

Project manager

Consultant

Manager

Help Desk

Technician

Professor

Technical support

Controller

Manager

Operator

Digital copywriter

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Customer service

Working well under pressure

Problem-solving skills

Multi-tasking

Effective oral and written communication

Leadership skills

Interpersonal skills

Computer literacy

Data entry

Detail-oriented

Coding

Time management skills

Networking

Effective listening

Numeracy