Work Readiness Skills – a set of skills and behaviors that are necessary for any job such as, social competence, job seeking and interview skills, workplace norms, conflict resolution, and communication skills.
Work Readiness Workshops Examples:
Professional Behavior and Attire
Students learn understand appropriate workplace behavior and dress.
- Describe professional behavior.
- Discuss and assess communication skills appropriate/not appropriate for the workplace.
- Identify appropriate times and uses of technology.
- Compare and contrast different occupations and professional attire related to the occupations.
- Define time management in relation to the work setting.
Cover Letter, Resume, and Thank You Letter Writing
Students develop understanding the importance of well composed cover letters, resumes, and thank you letters relevant to specific occupations.
- Identify exemplary letters and resumes.
- Discuss and prepare different letters and resumes.
- Evaluate and provide feedback on letters and resumes composed by classmates.
- Explain formats, effective wording, length, and time of completion.
Students learn to understand types of interviews, how to prepare their interview skills, be critiqued, and provide constructive feedback to classmates.
- Identify different types of interviews.
- Explain different interviews, appropriate behavior and attire.
- Prepare for and practice different styles of interviews.
- Critique classmates via live observation and videotaped interviews.
- Evaluate self through watching taped interviews.
Panel Presentation and Discussion
Listen to a panel of experts on the dos/don’ts of presenting self through letters, resumes, and the interview process. There will be time for questions and one-on-one work with panelists to provide feedback on letters and videotapes.
- Review job search process with experts in the field.
- Incorporate panelists’ input into draft letters and resumes.
- Break down practice interviews and continue to refine skills.