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Common Functional Areas

There are 3 key common functions that are shared between the tourism and hospitality and electricity industries.

Outreach and Client Relations

Including direct networking, collaborating and communication with stakeholders, customers, and clients. Common Tourism and Hospitality occupations in outreach and communications include:

  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Manager
  • Tour Director/Guide
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Reservation Sales Agent
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Sales and Marketing Representative
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Sales and Business Development

Including developing their business strategies, forming partnerships, and working to educate and engage potential clientele. Common Tourism and Hospitality occupations in sales and business development include:

  • (Reservation) Sales Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Travel Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Group Sales Representative
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Marketing and Communications

Including developing engaging digital and print media marketing and communications campaigns, public relations initiatives and engagement campaigns to support buy-in. Common Tourism and Hospitality occupations in marketing and communications include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Director of Marketing
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The Power of Transferable Skills

Experience in the roles listed above, and the tourism and hospitality industry, means that you possess many competencies (i.e., Skills and Knowledge) that are transferable and desirable in other sectors, particularly the electricity industry.

There are 3 main types of competencies:

  1. Technical: these competencies are specific to a role and are often learned through specific training and on the job learning. Examples include: Human Resources Management; Sales and Marketing; inventory Management; Front Desk Services
  2. Non-Technical: these competencies are important workplace skills that are used to complete our day to day tasks. Examples include: Excellence in Service Delivery; Professionalism; Health and Safety; Security; Cleanliness; Digital Competence; Organizational P&P; ICT Foundations
  3. Foundational: these competencies are important for all aspects of our lives and allow us to interact with family, friends and colleagues. Examples include: Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Creativity, Problem Solving, Adaptability, Working with Others, Communication, Judgement and Reasoning.

We all have a unique blend of competencies that we take with us to every new work assignment. Throughout our careers, our competencies change. Many of us, however, fail to recognize the skills and knowledge that we possess; we tend to underestimate our abilities, or we don’t make the connection between the skills that we have, the experiences that we have lived and worked, and how these skills and experiences transfer into new roles and opportunities. This resource will help job seekers to make these connections.

Exploring your Potential - Step-by-Step

Step 1: Identify Your Transferable Skills
Uncover your transferable skills by completing this skills assessment tool.

Step 2: Reflect on What Motivates You
Complete this self reflection exercise to discover what factors motivate you and impact your career decisions

Step 3: Tourism and Hospitality Industry Career Profiles
Think about what you consider to be your strongest skillset or area of interest, including:

  1. Outreach and Client Relations
  2. Sales and Business Development
  3. Marketing and Communications

Based on your self-reflection, explore tourism and hospitality careers from a transferable-skills lens. Check out the Tourism and Hospitality Career Profiles for roles that you have performed and recognize the skills that you have gained from your experience.

Step 4: Consider Your  Potential in the Electricity Industry
Discover a range of Electricity Industry Careers based on:

Next Steps for Your PowerShift

Follow these steps to get started.

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Explore Job Opportunities

Peruse the websites of electrical utilities and renewable energy contractors to explore job opportunities or to upload your resume. Check out Magnet for current opportunities offered by our industry members and partners.

Browse the Job Board

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Get a Mentor

Sign up for EHRC’s Mentor Junction to be matched with an experienced professional in the electricity industry.

Join Mentor Junction

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Enroll in the Professional Skills Training Program

Complete the EHRC Professional Skills Training Program to develop more skills and knowledge that our employers value most.

Professional Skills Training Program