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.
Feedback, including suggestions of additional resources, is welcome.
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