Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32Employability Skills Employability skills are the“ready for work”skills vital to do the tasks required in your job. Employability skills are those skills which can be applied to most workplace situations and are general in nature. Simply stated: No matter what career you choose, everyone needs these skills. Employability skills include: • Critical thinking/problem solving: Exercise sound reasoning and analytical thinking; use knowledge, facts and data to solve workplace problems; apply math and science concepts to problem solving. • Oral communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively; have public speaking skills. Learn to look people in the eye when speaking to them. • Written communications: Write memos, letters and complex technical reports clearly and effectively. •  Teamwork/collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers; be able to work with diverse teams, negotiate and manage conflicts. • Diversity: Learn from and work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, gender, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints. • Information technology application: Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task, apply computing skills to problem-solving. •  Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals; use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. • Creativity/innovation: Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work; communicate new ideas to others; integrate knowledge across different disciplines. • Lifelong learning/self-direction: Be able to continuously acquire new knowledge and skills; monitor your own learning needs; be able to learn from your mistakes. • Professionalism/work ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability, effective work habits.  For example, punctuality, working productively with others, and time and workload management. • Ethics/social responsibility: Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior; act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind. • Respect: Respect for your colleagues earns you respect in return and creates an atmosphere where collaboration, trust and teamwork are valued. 31 No matter what career you choose, everyone needs these skills