How do I complete FAST checklists?

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Why should I complete a FAST checklist?

  • After completing a checklist, you will be given a list of tourism occupations that match your skills. You will also be given a list of all other tourism occupations. Many of these will also match some of your skills.
  • While working through the checklists, you will discover tourism skills you might not have thought you had, and tourism occupations you might not have thought of.
  • The information you write on the checklist will help you prepare to write your résumé and to attend an interview. By thinking about skills you have, you will be better prepared to talk and write about them.
  • The FAST report identifies occupations that match the transferable skills you identify. However, FAST is not a diagnostic tool. FAST allows you to explore your skills, to think about them, and to see how they relate to tourism occupations.

The FAST report identifies occupations that match the transferable skills you identify. However, FAST is not a diagnostic tool. FAST allows you to explore your skills, to think about them, and to see how they relate to tourism occupations.

How do I complete a FAST checklist?

  1. For each skill, check off each behaviour statement that supports how you have demonstrated the skill. Note that the four statements are possible ways of demonstrating the skill.  It is possible for you to not check any of these four statements, but to still feel that you have demonstrated the skill.  If you can think of a relevant example that shows demonstration of the skill, but is different from the information in the check boxes, this is fine.  What is most important is thinking about the skill and how you might have demonstrated it in the past.
  2. For all skills for which you have demonstrated one or more behaviours (or if you feel that you have demonstrated the skill but that the checkboxes do not reflect how you have demonstrated it, check the box, I have demonstrated this skill.
    If you cannot think of how you have used or demonstrated the skill in the past, check the box, I have not demonstrated this skill and go on to the next skill.
  3. If you checked I have demonstrated this skill, you will be prompted to write an example of how you have demonstrated the skill.  You can use any example where you might have demonstrated it, including at work, in your community activities, at home or at school.  (You must provide an example of how you have demonstrated the skill. Without your example, the skill will not be reflected in your tourism occupation summary.)

    Giving examples will:

    • help you focus on the skill and its meaning
    • allow you to personalize the skill, explaining how you have demonstrated it in one or more contexts
    • allow you an opportunity to prepare and practice answers that might be useful in interview situations about the skill

    Your examples and how your write them is up to you.  Whether in point form or paragraphs, your main task is to summarize how you are able to demonstrate the skill.  Your examples are only for your use.  They are to help you think about the skill, its transferability, and then to help you with résumé-writing and interview skills.
  4. Once you have completed your example, go on to the next skill. Once you have completed a checklist, you will receive a summary report showing the choices you have made. This report will also provide you with a selection of tourism occupations that use the skills you stated you had demonstrated. The first ten occupations have a strong correlation with the skills for which you provided examples.  Other tourism occupations will be listed below the top-ten list, as many of these could also require your skills. This report can assist you in developing your résumé, in preparing for a job interview, and for many other aspects of finding and applying your skills.

Note that in the checklists, the term customer is used to identify what industries might also refer to as a guest or client.  Please consider these terms to be interchangeable.  Similarly, co-workers and team members can be considered interchangeable.