Job sectors

Public sector

The public sector comprises the large field of government careers, which includes a wide array of disciplines. This sector has a unique professional environment that offers diverse challenges such as technological expansion and the developing global economic and social community.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are:

  1. Communication (giving presentations and bilingualism);
  2. Networking (business etiquette and serving groups);  
  3. Leadership (team-building, conflict management).

If the public sector is right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

Private sector

The private sector essentially comprises business and industry. It is highly competitive and requires strong skills and consolidated knowledge. This sector’s professional environment is challenging from both an intellectual and operational standpoint, and the ability to handle pressure and solve-problems effectively is essential.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are:

  1. Networking (giving presentations and bilingualism)
  2. Leadership (team-building, conflict management) and
  3. Research (grant-writing, ethics).

If the private sector is right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

Health and biomed sector

The fields of health and biotechnology create the foundation for innovative research and pave the way for a wide array of careers, from agriculture to pharmacology. This field continues to grow and emerge, as technology connects people and places to create a truly unique network of information exchange. The professional atmosphere is challenging and fluid, and requires creative thinking to keep up with the changing landscape of research and design.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are :

  1. Leadership (team-building, conflict management)
  2. Research (grant-writing, ethics) and
  3. Ethics (social consciousness, consumer responsibility).

If the health and biomed sectors are right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

Non-Governmental Organisations

NGOs make up unique job sector. They function under different mandates and thus present different challenges. The sector is heavily task-oriented and requires a cooperative attitude and goal-oriented teams. It offers a diverse professional environment in which transferable skills and a passion for the cause are essential.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are :

  1. Ethics (social consciousness, consumer responsibility)
  2. Communication (giving presentations and bilingualism) and
  3. Research (grant-writing, ethics).

If the NGO sector is right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

Creativity and Fine Arts

The creative milieu encompasses a wide scope of careers, including the performing arts, radio, architecture and more. For success in this field, creativity is a requirement. Individuals must possess a variety of transferable skills. The professional atmosphere is highly demanding and very competitive. Experience and training beyond the academic setting are desirable.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are

  1. Media awareness (social media use, advertisement)
  2. Leadership (team-building, conflict management, autonomy)
  3. Communication (giving presentations and bilingualism).

If the creative milieu is right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

Research and Academia

Academia is becoming an increasingly challenging and competitive field to break into. This field requires in-depth research skills and the ability to lead a team and to communicate results and findings effectively. It also requires one to publish, understand professional etiquette and manage projects, and have other skills outside the academic realm. The professional atmosphere is demanding and fluid and requires ongoing education to keep up with the changing knowledge in each field.

The main skills identified as important for this sector are :

If academia is right for you, explore our Workshops to see how you can improve these skills!

* These links between employment sectors and skills have been established by the program GradProSkills Concordia University.

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