Home Learning: Employability skills
Economic, societal and technological forces are changing the world of work, and skills like problem solving and communication are becoming increasingly valuable to employers. These resources can help equip your young person with the skills and confidence to help them shape their CV’s and prepare for interviews so they can succeed in the workplace.
You don’t need to be an expert on the subject as guidance and example answers are provided for you, and the worksheets can be printed, or viewed and completed online, young people can watch our online lessons too.
Top tips for communication
This activity uses short films to help young people understand how to master communication skills whether that’s face to face or virtual.
The enterprising ingredient of creativity
Support your young person improve their creativity to help with enterprising thinking.
Problem solving in practice
Using an animation and scenarios, this activity offers young people a practical approach to solving problems which can be useful for learning and when in employment.
Encourage your young person to spin the wheel of strengths
Whether it’s becoming top problem solvers or identifying strengths, try these resources to equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workplace.
What makes a winning CV?
Using an interactive tool, this activity helps young people to understand the types of information to include on an impactful CV.
How to create a stand out CV
Support your young person to create a great CV
Adapting CVs and writing impressive cover letters
Support your young person in adapting CV’s and cover letters to match different jobs
Adapting to different types of interview
Help your young person to recognise how and why employers hold different types of interviews, and how to prepare answers for common questions.
Virtual interview skills practice
This handy tool is packed with interview questions to give your young person the confidence to succeed
LifeSkills has partnered with education charities The Talent Foundry and Business in the Community to deliver lessons that can be watched at home. The following online lessons help young people to understand enterprise skills, which skills are most sought after by employers and how they may need to adapt these in different situations and showcase them on their CV.
Recognising and building personal skills online lesson:
Your CV Part 1 online lesson:
Your CV Part 2 online lesson:
Enterprise skills online lesson:
More tips and tools for parents
Build their skills for the future
Start their journey to the workplace by encouraging them to think about the skills they can develop on the way.
Arm them with crucial money skills
Use LifeSkills to help your child understand how to budget and keep their money safe online.
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