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How can you develop employability skills?

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 You can build your employability skills by:

Showing that you are planning a career – show employers your interest and self-motivation by working out the qualifications you need for the job and which skills are most important to achieve success. Do some

research and talk to people who can help, like your parents or carers and your careers adviser.

 

Making the most of work experience – turning up to work regularly, working in a team, dealing with customers and sticking at tasks are all good skills to get in a reference from your experience placement.

Work experience is a good opportunity if you use it well and can include voluntary, part-time or holiday jobs as well as opportunities as part of your course at school or college.

 

Getting the most out of your course – build your qualifications and show off your skills such as communication, literacy, IT and problem solving, as well as demonstrating your keenness to learn, self-motivation and ability to stick with tasks. Take any chance to do extras to your course – help to run a club or society, get involved in fundraising, play sport, become a mentor, get into an arts project or drama production... the list is endless! Make sure you make the most of the opportunities on offer to practise and show off your personal skills.

 

 

Need help with career planning? 

Ask your local Connexions for help - you can find details of your local Connexions centre here:

www.connexionssandwell.co.uk

www.connexionswalsall.co.uk

www.connexionswolverhampton.co.uk

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