Bio-economy Skills Profiles
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Building a solid HR plan from a foundation of recognized skills information makes implementation quick and efficient. Bio-economy Skills Profiles help make this happen.
- Develop job descriptions
- Performance evaluations
- Write interview questions
- Create recruitment plans
- Identify areas for professional development
- Create succession plans
Job seeker and employee benefits:
- Effectively tailor a resumé
- Prepare for interviews
- Identify your additional professional development needs
- Choose education and training based on industry’s current needs
- Comprehensive skills information
- Diverse set of occupations
- Quick reference summary checklists
The Bio-economy Skills Profiles, developed in partnership with industry, summarize the high-level skills required for each occupational profile and itemize in detail the common tasks associated with the functions. Each Bio-economy Skills Profiles includes:
- Occupational Description,
- Situation Analysis,
- Essential skills,
- Language Benchmarks,
- As well as specific skills that may be required to work within that occupation,which is then broken down into tasks and sub-tasks.
Because the profiles are comprehensive, not every skill may be required for a single position: instead, the profiles present the full sets of skills that could be expected of a person in a given role within companies of various stages of development.
Complete Bio-economy Skills Profiles
- Animal Care Attendant (PDF, 327 KB)
- Animal Care Manager (PDF, 740 KB)
- Animal Care Technician (PDF, 346 KB)
- BioFuels Plant Manager (PDF, 640 KB)
- Bioinformatician (PDF, 493 KB)
- Biostatistician (PDF, 338 KB)
- Laboratory Worker (PDF, 818 KB)
- Pharmacologist (PDF, 473 KB)
- Scientific/Medical Writer (PDF, 305 KB)
- Vice-President of Manufacturing (PDF, 831 KB)
Bio-economy Skills Profiles Summaries
These include a quick-reference checklist that summarizes the core skills required for the position and the common tasks associated with each function.
- Animal Care Attendant – Summary (PDF, 204 KB)
- Animal Care Manager – Summary (PDF, 264 KB)
- Animal Care Technician – Summary (PDF, 205 KB)
- BioFuels Plant Manager – Summary (PDF, 288 KB)
- Bioinformatician – Summary (PDF, 252 KB)
- Biostatistician – Summary (PDF, 208 KB)
- Laboratory Worker – Summary (PDF, 287 KB)
- Pharmacologist – Summary (PDF, 308 KB)
- Scientific/Medical Writer – Summary (PDF, 324 KB)
- Vice-President of Manufacturing – Summary (PDF, 188 KB)
Bio-economy Skills At-a-Glance
Get a glimpse of key skills required in many popular bio-economy occupations.
Planning a job search means understanding occupational skills that employers demand. Start off on the right foot by checking out the Bio-economy Skills At-a-Glance first.
- Quick reference list of skills
- Professional and educational experience requirements
- Occupational descriptions
- Diverse set of occupations
The Bio-economy Skills At-a-Glance are built around Key Competencies. They capture the key hard and soft skills required to successfully function in a position. Those key competencies require specific tasks be accomplished in order to attain the desired outcome. More often than not, those key activities are functional in nature and require the application of specific knowledge acquired by education, training or practical experience. In bio-economy companies, those functional competencies may be very broad and diversified, encompassing both scientific and business expertise. Some may refer to functional competencies as hard skills of the position. The Bio-economy Skills At-a-Glance have been developed through exhaustive secondary research.