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An Introduction to Employability Skills
Employability Skills...
• ...enable you to apply your technical skills to a
  variety of jobs.

They -
• Help you perform ...
If you were the boss, what sort of skills
would you want your employees to have
if they were a:

•   Plumber
•   Librarian...
Employers have identified 8 employability skills as
  important.

1.   Communication
2.   Teamwork
3.   Self management
4....
COMMUNICATION




Communication skills -
contribute to productive and
harmonious relations between
employees and customers.
Examples of communication skills?
EXAMPLE:
• I phoned my lecturer to let her know I was
  going to be late for class today.
“TEAMWORK:
 a group of people working
together towards a common
           goal."
TEAMWORK skills - contribute to productive
   working relationships and outcomes.
Examples of teamwork?
EXAMPLE:
• I assisted a classmate with a problem they
  were having.
SELF MANAGEMENT



Self management
skills - contribute to
employee
satisfaction and
growth
Self
management
   skills –
 examples?
SELF MANAGEMENT EXAMPLE:
• I put aside one hour each morning to revise
  the previous days notes.
Learning Skills
Learning skills - contribute to
ongoing improvement and
expansion in employee and
company operations and
outcomes.




   ...
LEARNING EXAMPLE:
• I asked my teacher for extra work to help me
  improve my skills.
Problem solving skills
Problem solving skills - contribute to innovative
outcomes.




                                         Examples of
     ...
PROBLEM SOLVING EXAMPLE:
• At work, we spend a lot of time sending emails
  between staff members. I devised an internet
 ...
Technology skills
Technology skills - contribute to effective execution of tasks




  Examples of skills in technology?
TECHNOLOGY EXAMPLE:
• I created a newsletter for my soccer club using
  Word, Publisher, and Irfanview. I then
  converted...
Planning and organising skills
Planning and organising skills -
       contribute to long-term and
       short-term strategic planning




Examples?
PLANNING & ORGANISING EXAMPLE:
• I was part of a group that organised a
  weekend camping trip. I was in charge of
  organ...
Initiative & Enterprise Skills
Initiative and enterprise skills -
   contribute to innovative
   projects




• Examples?
INITIATIVE EXAMPLE:
• At work, we spend a lot of time sending emails
  between staff members. I devised an internet
  blog...
Employers want their workers to have these basic
  skills. Which ones do you have? Which ones can
  you improve on?

1.   ...
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  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 skills would you want your employees to have if they were a: • Plumber • Librarian • Teacher • Secretary • Shop attendant • Telemarketer • Hairdresser
  4. 4. Employers have identified 8 employability skills as important. 1. Communication 2. Teamwork 3. Self management 4. Learning skills 5. Problem solving 6. Technology 7. Planning and organisation 8. Initiative & enterprise
  5. 5. COMMUNICATION Communication skills - contribute to productive and harmonious relations between employees 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 working together 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 MANAGEMENT Self management skills - contribute to employee satisfaction and growth
  13. 13. Self management 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 to ongoing improvement and expansion in employee and company operations and outcomes. 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 innovative outcomes. 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 planning Examples?
  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. Communication 2. Teamwork 3. Self management 4. Learning skills 5. Problem solving 6. Technology 7. Planning and organisation 8. Initiative & enterprise
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