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Employability skills

  1. 1. An Introduction to Employability Skills
  2. 2. Employability Skills...• ...enable you to apply your technical skills to a variety of jobs.They -• Help you perform better in the workplace• Can be used in any future job• Help your organisation achieve more goals
  3. 3. If you were the boss, what sort of skillswould you want your employees to haveif they were a:• Plumber• Librarian• Teacher• Secretary• Shop attendant• Telemarketer• Hairdresser
  4. 4. Employers have identified 8 employability skills as important.1. Communication2. Teamwork3. Self management4. Learning skills5. Problem solving6. Technology7. Planning and organisation8. Initiative & enterprise
  5. 5. COMMUNICATIONCommunication skills -contribute to productive andharmonious relations betweenemployees and customers.
  6. 6. Examples of communication skills?
  7. 7. EXAMPLE:• I phoned my lecturer to let her know I was going to be late for class today.
  8. 8. “TEAMWORK: a group of people workingtogether towards a common goal."
  9. 9. TEAMWORK skills - contribute to productive working relationships and outcomes.
  10. 10. Examples of teamwork?
  11. 11. EXAMPLE:• I assisted a classmate with a problem they were having.
  12. 12. SELF MANAGEMENTSelf managementskills - contribute toemployeesatisfaction andgrowth
  13. 13. Selfmanagement skills – examples?
  14. 14. SELF MANAGEMENT EXAMPLE:• I put aside one hour each morning to revise the previous days notes.
  15. 15. Learning Skills
  16. 16. Learning skills - contribute toongoing improvement andexpansion in employee andcompany operations andoutcomes. Examples of learning skills ?
  17. 17. LEARNING EXAMPLE:• I asked my teacher for extra work to help me improve my skills.
  18. 18. Problem solving skills
  19. 19. Problem solving skills - contribute to innovativeoutcomes. Examples of problem solving skills?
  20. 20. PROBLEM SOLVING EXAMPLE:• At work, we spend a lot of time sending emails between staff members. I devised an internet blog page to help staff members keep up with news and make contributions themselves.
  21. 21. Technology skills
  22. 22. Technology skills - contribute to effective execution of tasks Examples of skills in technology?
  23. 23. TECHNOLOGY EXAMPLE:• I created a newsletter for my soccer club using Word, Publisher, and Irfanview. I then converted it into a PDF files and emailed it to all the members.
  24. 24. Planning and organising skills
  25. 25. Planning and organising skills - contribute to long-term and short-term strategic planningExamples?
  26. 26. PLANNING & ORGANISING EXAMPLE:• I was part of a group that organised a weekend camping trip. I was in charge of organising suitable accommodation & making sure everyone paid for it on time. We had a great time – no accommodation problems.
  27. 27. Initiative & Enterprise Skills
  28. 28. Initiative and enterprise skills - contribute to innovative projects• Examples?
  29. 29. INITIATIVE EXAMPLE:• At work, we spend a lot of time sending emails between staff members. I devised an internet blog page to help staff members keep up with news and make contributions themselves.• NOTE; this is the same example as problem solving. Sometimes these skills overlap).
  30. 30. Employers want their workers to have these basic skills. Which ones do you have? Which ones can you improve on?1. Communication2. Teamwork3. Self management4. Learning skills5. Problem solving6. Technology7. Planning and organisation8. Initiative & enterprise
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