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The Career Key By Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC
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The Foundation Skills, Job Skills All Workers Need

The 17 Foundation Skills are those required of all workers in the high-performance workplace of the 21st century.  They were developed from several high-level government commission reports.  A corporate vice president and director at Motorola, Jim Burge, wrote this,

"At my company, Motorola, the only constant is change. Jobs that were once relatively simple now require high-performance work processes and enhanced skills. Today's job skills, identified by Professor Lawrence Jones in Job Skills for the 21st Century, reflect these changing workplace realities and help students, job applicants, and employees anticipate change."

There are four groups of Foundation Skills:

Basic Skills
Thinking Skills
People Skills
Personal Qualities

Download a copy of "The Foundation Job Skills" for non-commercial use. (PDF file, 2 pages - 324 KB)

Visit The Career Key Blog and its posts on Foundation Job Skills that include activities for strengthening them.

 

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Work is basically an exchange -- labour for pay. You are hired to perform skills to provide a service or produce a product. Having marketable skills that you enjoy using is the key. More...

 

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