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Core employability skills are vital for teens and adult learners wanting to move into a workplace. Most employers nowadays are looking for employees who are able to demonstrate they can meet many employability skills, which apply to various work areas. Building these skills in high school can help prepare young people for the world of work and set them up for success.
The core employability skills identified by employers include:
What to do:
Students can use this printable quiz to help them begin thinking about their own current employability skills and what they can do to build their skills as they move towards becoming a worker. Teachers can also use the quiz as an assessment tool to help them understand the level of student understanding of core employability skills.
This quiz works extremely well when it is completed in sections over a number of lessons. Students can complete each section of the quiz as they learn about core employability skills and how they can build on their skills to help increase their job prospects and write more effective resumes. There is a reflection and goal setting page where students can evaluate their own performance and think about what they can do to plan for the future.
Once students have completed the checklist, show them how to apply their employability skills knowledge to a resume, by using the resource 'Are you job ready? Including employability skills in resumes'