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Communication and digital skills at work

This lesson is designed to help students develop an effective and professional digital communication style, adaptable across the workplace, including in emails and presentations.

Technology is changing the world of work, and it’s likely that more and more jobs will demand digital skills. Alongside these are a set of core transferable skills that are increasingly important to employers such as problem solving, communication and creativity, and young people may need to apply these in a digital way. It’s essential that we are all able to adapt our tone of language and how we communicate with people, often across the globe, with different attitudes and competing opinions, when using digital technology.

By the end of the lesson students will be able to:

  • Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of communicating at work
  • Understand how to write a cover email as part of a job application
  • Identify how and why presentations are used in work and when looking for a job
  • Recognise a selection of digital tools that can be used to collaborate, build and share presentations

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This tutorial will lead your students through how to create a LinkedIn profile that best represents them, with tips on choosing a profile photo, creating a custom headline, writing a personal summary, how to highlight work experience and more. You will need to sign into LinkedIn to access this free resource. 


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