The world that we live in is changing fast! This is down to developments in technology, changes in society and a global economy. The jobs you do in the future will be affected by these developments, so it is essential that you are prepared for the changes that will happen to job roles during your lifetime. To make yourself more employable, you need to make sure you can transfer the skills you have to the different jobs you apply for.
Employers look for people who are adaptable, can handle change and who have a good mix of skills. You have developed lots of these skills already by going to school, helping out at home and even doing the things you enjoy! Some of these include:
- Team Work – working with others to achieve a common goal
- Creative Thinking – thinking of new ways to do things
- Self Management – organising yourself to get things done
- Independent Enquirer – finding out any information you need
- Reflective learner – reflecting on what you have learned or how you have performed so you can improve in the future
- Problem Solving – thinking of different ways to overcome challenges
- Communication & Literacy – listening to others and getting your point across in a clear way
- Numeracy – using your maths skills in business, including working with money, dealing with invoices and receipts, collecting or recording figures onto charts
There are lots of things that you can do to develop these skills and make you more employable! Part time work, work experience and volunteering will all help you, but getting involved in local community and school projects will be just as useful. And these kinds of things will also look great on your CV too.....bonus!