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    www.careersolutionspublishing.comLauren Dymkowski

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    What does Being Job Ready mean to YOU?

  • Being Job ReadyStates beginning to define what it means to be work-ready after graduation

    Californias Strategic Two-Year Workforce Plan (2007-2009)SCANS Workplace Know-HowConference Board Survey of Results for recent graduates entering the workforce

  • Being Job Ready 70% of human-resource officials cited deficiencies among graduates in applied skills, such as professionalism and work ethic, including punctuality, working productively with others, and time and workload management.

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    Parent and Student Perceptionsvs.What the Employer Thinks

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    What does Being Job Ready mean to EMPLOYERS?

  • Being Job ReadyCharacteristics of a good employee:

    PositiveReliable and

  • Being Job ReadyCharacteristics of a good employee:

    PrioritizesTeam-orientedListensSpeaks wellCreative

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    Take Common Sense to Work

    Learn how to problem solveLook for practical answersDisagree without being disagreeableKeep emotions in checkBe polite to people you dont like

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    Prepare to be a Leader

    Keep the big picture in mindCurb your personal interestsBe ready to lead

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    Keep Customers Happy

    Remember that they pay your salaryUse good communication skillsUnder-promise and over-deliver

  • Being Job ReadyThe Occupational Information NetworkDeveloped for the U.S. Department of LaborO*Net lists the most important types of knowledge, skills, and abilities for hundreds of occupations.

    How important are soft skills to every occupation?

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    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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    Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Being Job ReadyEmployers we interviewed said they were able to redesign jobs around academic-skills deficiencies, but not soft-skill deficiencies.James E. Rosenbaum Sociologist, Northwestern University

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    Employers say that new employees should hit the road running.

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    The Y Generation

    CharacteristicsThe disconnect with employers

  • Being Job ReadyLife is not divided into semesters. You dontget summers off and very few employers areinterested in helping you find yourself.Bill Gates, Microsoft

  • Being Job Ready60 Minutes special on the Millennials entering the work force are about 80 million of them - born between 1980 and 1995 - and they approach business in revolutionary new ways. They need pampering, and if you don't tell them what they want to hear, they're gone!

  • How to Help Gen Y Students Develop Work Readiness SkillsCalifornia Applications

    Napa New Technology School The Iraq war and English/GeographyTeam project creating a timeline for withdrawalResponsible for assigning each member a taskPresented their case to Congress

  • How to Help Gen Y Students Develop Work Readiness SkillsCalifornia Applications

    Sacramento New Technology High SchoolHybrid vs. gas cars and Algebra 2Team project calculating the cost for each per mileUsed computers to graph results and create formal presentationAnalyzed the results and presented it to a panel of undecided shoppers

  • How to Help Gen Y Students Develop Work Readiness SkillsStudents were assessed on the following skills:AcademicCritical thinkingProblem solvingOral and written communicationTeamworkCitizenship and ethics

  • Start right - *show a good attitude*Think like an entrepreneur - *Prioritize - *fit personal priorities into company needs, showing adaptability*Accept criticism with grace - *Use team skills - *Today some team skills are more important than individual skills*

    Mention Certificate of Completion can be printed out.

    Discuss web product also student tracking system with online assessments. Or if need paper Top 10 Tips for Work Readiness.

    Today we didnt have time to look at Job Ready on screen. However, I do have it set up at the booth if youd like to stop by.