Recognising skills for success in the workplace lesson

This lesson is designed to help students identify a range of transferable skills, describe why they’re important and explore the importance of demonstrating these in the workplace. The lesson activities focus on helping students research skills that employers are looking for, assessing their own skillsets and building the confidence to present evidence when applying for jobs.

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

  • Identify a range of core transferable skills and why they are important
  • Reflect on the skills they have and the best way to develop these
  • Identify ways to demonstrate skills to employers in an interview scenario

How can I get the most out of this lesson?

Where possible enable students to try the Wheel of Strengths interactive tool in the lesson, when they are identifying their skills, interests and personality traits. Alternatively, students could do this after the lesson to discover how their personal strengths and attributes can be used to match them with jobs. The tool also enables students to see how more opportunities may become available to them if they increase their skill set, helping them to focus on their development areas.


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