One of the ways I try to help students motivate themselves in our life skills lessons and when we push as much as possible into higher-order thinking skill activities is to share information about what employers are looking for in job-seekers. And they’re looking for those Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and those higher-order thinking skills.
I thought it would be useful to readers and to me to begin creating a more extensive collection of this kind of information, and I hope that you will consider contributing to it.
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Here’s a beginning list of The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers:
Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy? is a previous post of mine that includes a Read Aloud I use with students.
The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013 is from Forbes.
The ’3Gs’: Mindset Over Skill Set Critical to Landing a Job, Harvard’s Stoltz Says is from Yahoo Finance.
Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most is from Forbes.
Dancing with Robots: The Skills Humans Need is by Justin Reich.
Stop The Presses! Tom Friedman Writes Second Column In Four Months Related To Ed That Makes Sense…
Statistic Of The Day: Students Need More Skills in Critical Thinking, Communication & Problem-Solving
The Skills You Really Need to Get a Job is from The World Post.
Enhancing the non-cognitive skills of disconnected youth is from the international group OECD. It seems a little weird, but it also seems to have some intriguing info about what kind of non-cognitive skills employers are looking for in potential employees.
A new report from Gallup, Skills Learned in School Differ From Those Demanded at Work, again reinforces those priorities.
Here’s an excerpt:
Here’s an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article about the study, The ‘Soft Skills’ Employers Are Looking For:
Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market looks very interesting. It’s from The Hamilton Project.
The Value of Soft Skills in the Labor Market is by David Deming.
Feedback, including suggestions of additional resources, is welcome.
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