How Will This Help Me Get a Job? Making Every Skill Count (Enhanced DVD)
Young people who are looking for a job often do not have very much experience. They often, however, have built up a wide range of “soft skills” that they have developed throughout their academic careers and extracurricular activities. This program helps young people understand that the skills they acquired at school and in their lives can be transferable to jobs and help them land their first opportunity. Playing video games, fundraising for charity, planning social events with friends, and other activities can help teens become proficient in communication, using technology, problem solving and other skills that can help them in the workplace. These skills can enhance their resumes and help open up job opportunities. (22 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Communication (04:14) – Communication skills require being able to listen, having good verbal abilities, using body language, interpreting instructions properly, and following instructions as required.
Teamwork and Problem-Solving Skills (04:44) – Two young men assemble something without reading the instructions, and it is put together poorly. Problem solving skills include thinking clearly, coming up with strategies, brainstorming ideas, and working through the issue step by step.
Initiative & Enterprise (03:46) – Fundraising for a charity is a skill that can be transferred to a workplace. Enterprise and imitative skills can involve creativity.
Self Management (02:10) – Setting life goals, and balancing study and work, play and rest, are involved in self-management.
Learning (02:42) – Being able to cope with a new task is one of the skills involved in learning.
Technology (02:28) – Employers want workers who are proficient with the latest technology.
How Will This Help Me Get a Job? Making Every Skill Count