Module 2: What you can offer

Employability Skills

There are many different employability skills that employers are looking for. The most common are teamwork, organization, communication, problem solving and leadership.

When you're looking for work you're working across an information gap. The employer or recruiter, knows what skills they're looking for, and you know what you have to offer.

In order to bridge this information gap between yourself and the employer,  you need to communicate to them in the language that they use in terms of skills. You need to translate what you have to offer into what they will understand. So how can you do this? When trying to understand what the skills mean, it can help to break each skill down into a set of behaviours, so you can recognize when yourself or others are displaying this skill. For example, communication skills could include, actively listening to colleagues or clients. Checking the details of what they're saying. Selecting appropriate content to convey to other people. And understanding the audience that you're communicating with. When employers say that they're looking for communication skills, they might really be looking for any, all, or some of those behaviors that we are going to find in the documents below.

 

Process

  • Download the "skills definitions" Week 2.2.1. Skills definition.pdf" from the File Archive below and do the matching exercise.
  • Download the "skills audit questionnaire" Week 2.2.4. Skills Audit Questionnaire.pdf from the file archive below and fill it in.
  • Post your results, using the links for the padlet walls below.
     Teachers use the blog and create links for padlets (There is a tutorial "How to create links with padlet) in the TEACHERS' ROOM.)

    You can view a youtube tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvojfi6YMXA&feature=youtu.be

  • Provide feedback to a classmate from the partner school to help him/her refine their ideas. For example, if your classmate has a low score in a skill, offer ideas to help him/her develop the particular skill.
  • STUDENTS  WRITE THEIR COMMENTS ON THE PARTNERS' WALL, WRITING THEIR NAME AND SCHOOL.

DEADLINE:25/11/2014

 

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Click on the "edit" icon on the image below (go to the right hand corner). Write comments, add videos, music or photos (use the sites recommended in the Introductory Module to search for photos).

 

 Think about how employability skills (Teamwork, Communication,  Organisation, Problem solving, Leadership) can lead you to success.

 

Don’t forget to add your name and your school!

Enjoy creating!

 

 

 

 

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Dear Georgia,
I am not a very organised person myself! However, I admire you for being so good at problem solving!
Marianna, Special Senior High School of Ilioupolis

Posted on 19/11/14 11:26.

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Dear Marina,
maybe you want to correct your rate at teamwork-2 is very low for someone who collaborates with classmates! I have also noticed that you prefer to be a follower than a leader. Sometimes this is what I do too, but I would like once to produce an idea that others would follow!!
Marianna, Special Senior High school of Ilioupolis

Posted on 19/11/14 11:33.

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Dear Marianna,
It was a misprint.I corrected my rate.Thank you very much for noticing it.Yeah that is true for me.I think that it would be a good idea because you will gain a new experience.

Best regards, Marina.

Posted on 21/11/14 11:23 in reply to Marianna Special Senior High Ilioupolis.

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Dear Luis Salazar-INS- Ronsa SPAIN

I agree with you! Organisation is very important skill, because if you are an organized person, you can clearly see your results of your work.

Posted on 22/11/14 09:59.

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Dear Marianna ,
i'm really glad that you admire my choice about problem solving, and i would like to thank you about what you think about my skills! Even though we don't have the same skills i really admire your choice about your skills!!

Posted on 25/11/14 21:41 in reply to Marianna Special Senior High Ilioupolis.

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3rd High of Ilioupolis, Athens(Ms Anna Drakotou)

 

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Liceul Teoretic "Bogdan Voda"Halaucesti,Romania (Miss Tudorache)

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SKILLS AUDIT

 In my opinion ,I havent familiarised with organisation yet,because i dont participate in many group as i prefer to achieve my goal myself.On the other hand ,i am a sociable person who like to communicate with other people ,because it is one of the effective way to coorporate with other people.Moreover the organisation is the most important for me to achieve a goal ,because it is requiered in order to be able to organise your time and deadlines.Finally, i am not a leader to my team because i hanent leader abillities like balance interests of all members and stakeholders.

4th B " R. Luxemburg" - Turin (Italy)

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2nd Senior High School of Kaisariani (Ms Kappou)

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3rd Lyceum of Ilioupolis, Athens.

 

 

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Special Senior High School of Athens (Ms Pitaraki)

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MODEL EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Ms Tzakosta)

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50th Senior High School of Athens ( Mr. Stoupakis Konstantinos)

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padlet.com/stoupakis_konst/xrdywf4kriaj

4th Senior High Schoolof Galatsi (Ms Angelopoulou)

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21st Senior High School of Athens (Ms Diamanti)

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1st Senior High School Of Vironas, Ms Nistikaki

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INSTITUTO PÚBLICO RONDA-SPAIN (Ms Vila)

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1st Senior High of Kesariani (Ms Polemi)

1st Senior High of Kesariani (Ms Polemi). Click here to share your ideas about employability skills.

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