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Skills and Values Employers Want

By Barbara Bray
When you do a search for “What Employers Want” you do not see high test scores anywhere on any job descriptions. We are training our kids for the types of jobs that are not there anymore. If you look at the world now, everything is changing: business, government, banking, and education. We are in a transitional period with many of us kicking and screaming afraid to go where we have to go. The author shares tips and ideas from different sources for students and job seekers.

Published by Barbarabray.net in 2011

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Professional Development
Themes/Keywords: Employees
Employers
Skills
Values


Vocabulary
Communications, Analytical/Research Skills, Computer/Technical Literacy, Flexibility, Adaptability, Managing, Multiple Priorities, Interpersonal Abilities, Leadership/Management Skills, Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness, Planning, Organizing, Problem-Solving, Reasoning, Creativity, Teamwork


Essential Question(s)
1. What are the skills and values I need to get the job I want?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is the value of high test scores?
2. Why do I need different skills than what I am learning in school?
3. How can schools change to teach the skills I need?

Extension and Activities
1. Create a blog or website to showcase your skills.
2. Be on top of all the latest technology in your field.
3. Take on more responsibility to show how you can be a leader.
4. Find your passion and go with it!


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pictureSheridan Barker, Ed.D.
Director, Leadership Services
San Diego COE, CA






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