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1 Employability Skills

2 What are Employers now a days, really looking for?

3 Objectives : To know about various skills, the employers look for in their prospective employees in age of Globalization. To learn the ways of or strategies for the acquisition of employment skills.

4 What are employers looking for?
Loyalty Commitment Honesty and Integrity Enthusiasm Reliability Common Sense Self-esteem Sense of humour Balanced attitude to professional & family life Ability to deal with pressure Motivation Adaptability Personal Attributes

5 Hard Skills & Soft Skills
The core technical competence of an individual is called Hard Skills. Skills specific to an industry or discipline e.g. accounting, law, civil engineering

6 Soft Skills : The skills that help an individual improve his performance and success rate and the range of his contribution at the work place are generally known or popularly called Soft Skills / Transferable Skills / Employability Skills.

7 What are employability skills? …. Communication Teamwork
Problem Solving Initiative and Enterprise Planning and Organising Self Management Learning Technology Employability Skills Transferable Skills Soft Skills

8 Why are they important? Technology and globalisation → dynamic labour market more complex work environments: multi-skilled multi-disciplinary teams workforce restructuring increased productivity increased pace of change and innovation

9 How will this affect my career?
Typical career issues and situations: regular change in job / career new situations, environments, teams mix of full-time, part-time, casual, project work on-going learning

10 What do employers want? Global demand for graduates who can:
Be adaptable to change quickly fit into an organisation self-manage their own learning and development interact effectively within teams analyse & use information from various sources and so on.

11 How can I Acquire Employability Skills?
Academic studies Other activities on campus Employment (i.e. While working) Your own interests

12 List of employability skills
- Communication - Teamwork - Problem Solving - Planning and Organising - Self Management - Initiative and Enterprise - Learning - Technology

13 1. Communication includes:
Ability to write and present (speak) the content appropriate to needs of audience. Organise and express ideas concisely and clearly (oral & written) Taking care of Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation in written correspondence. Speaking and writing in languages other than English also, if necessary.

14 Communication : Some ways to improve ...
Written assignments and reports. Class room presentations, & discussions. Active participation in ‘Soft Skills Lab’ activities

15 2. Team work incorporates...
Working with others to achieve a common goal Working with people of different ages, backgrounds, gender, races, religions, skills Sharing information Supporting team members Resolving conflict

16 – some tips for achieving it.
Team work Skill – some tips for achieving it. Group project work on assignments at the university Involvement in student societies / sports team / any community organisation Working as part of a team at the work spot. Cope with different work styles. Ensure excellent communication among members and so on.

17 3. Problem solving involves ...
Analysis of problems for underlying causes, assessment of options & proposing solutions Research and collection of the required information for solving problems Ability to critique and synthesize information. Ability to develop creative, innovative solutions

18 How to attain Problem solving Skill:
Research projects, case studies and assignments as part of university course Industry based learning (IBL) - internship at any industrial organisation. or Working in a customer service environment

19 4. Planning and organising–What is it?
Priorities Time Management Coordinate tasks for oneself and others Collect, organise and analyse information Anticipate needs, foresee the problems and plan before hand. Stress management

20 How to Plan & Organise effectively?
Organise the commitments of work & study. Develop action plans that includes goal setting and scheduling of tasks Research, collect and organise data Establish contingency plans Involve in project planning or event management Organise networking, sporting or social activities

21 5. Self- Management includes ...
Articulating own ideas and vision Self awareness of own strengths and challenges Taking on responsibility for one’s own actions To be able to operate independently

22 Self Management – A few ways to earn this skill
Your own career development activities (attending seminars & career- fairs) Learn skills outside your degree Obtain work experience through placement, internships or vacation work Act on feedback and address gaps in the final assessment of your skills and knowledge

23 6. Initiative and Enterprise involves...
Adapting to new situations /environs Translating ideas into action Generating a range of options or innovative solutions Initiating change

24 Initiative and enterprise -How to absorb this skill?
Travel or study abroad Initiate improvement in procedures at work place Attend conferences or events to aid own learning Volunteer involvement Obtain part time job or vacation employment or internship Operate own business Crave innovation even in the activities of student associations, or teams

25 7. Learning – what does it mean for an employer?
Passion for continuous learning for self improvement Open to new ideas and change Invest personal time and effort in acquiring new skills Contribute to learning community at the workplace Adaptable to learning environments: in class, on line, on the job

26 Learning – How to get this skill? Mentoring or coaching activities
Participate in an interesting group activity or student society Participate in on line learning Subscribe to newsletters and updates from professional associations Furthermore Learning should be made a HOBBY!

27 8. Skilful usage of Technology & Increase in Productivity.
Proficiency in using computers and telecommunications systems Using I.T. as a research tool Using I.T. as a management tool

28 – How to attain this skill?
Technology – How to attain this skill? Try to obtain information by using electronic databases Specialised software packages for course/occupation Use suitable software to plan and manage project timelines

29 List of employability skills

30 Summary – employability skills
Current Global Scenario – New Changes Personal Attributes Employability Skills : 1.Communication, 2. Teamwork, 3. Problem Solving, 4. Initiative and Enterprise 5. Planning and Organising, 6. Self Management 7. Learning, 8. Technology Various methods for the acquisition of the above skills and so on.

31 Thank You

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