By MyEdge

Career readiness skills

Both college and career readiness is of high priority for most today. In the competitive global economy today, it has become imperative that students enter fields which enable them to earn high wages and offer great potential for growth. However, most of the higher education institutions strongly feel that the students require training for post-secondary education. Additionally, the students require adequate training to succeed in their respective careers. In spite of the need of the career readiness skills, most high schools and colleges face the challenge of ensuring that their children are ready for their careers.

Kick start your career

Career readiness can be of different types. Once you are work ready, you can meet the basic expectations of the workplace. You will gather an insight into the behaviour and the readiness which is expected of you at the workplace. After specific training, you will be equipped with the skills which you require for an entry-level position. The skills will equip you with sufficient content knowledge, learning skills, techniques which are sufficient to kick-start your career.

Attaining the right skills

It is important to note that all students do not require the same set of skills and knowledge to get high grades in college and attain success in their career. The career and college readiness can be defined either as narrow or broad. At a state level, a narrow definition is always useful, but at the individual student level it may not be very useful. Additionally, as college and career readiness differ, still there are some commonalities owing to which simultaneous measures can be developed for both. To capture the college and career readiness, a broad range of measures are available today.

It has been felt by experts that by creating profiles of student strengths and weaknesses which are in relation to the postgraduate programs of study, the student success rate would increase.

Building soft skills

At work, people skills play an important role. People skills are also known as soft skills. The soft skills include attributes and competencies which help you to deal with others better. Accurate, effective and persuasive communication is important at workplace. At office, people prefer to connect at a humane level as a hostile environment can lower the level of productivity. Advancing in career is easy when you demonstrate high people skills. Most importantly, corporate productivity and success highly depend on relationships which are built on both respect and diplomacy.

Being successful at workplace

Additionally, confidence too plays a very important role. It can have a deep impact on the decisions which you take at your workplace. A good leader is capable of taking right decisions at the right time. As you aim at high accountability, it is necessary that you learn to evaluate your decisions from time to time. Career readiness will equip you with skills which will help you improve your performance and take the right measures to correct yourself.

This sums up the most important skills you need to acquire to succeed at workplace.

About MyEdge
MyEdge is an initiative by like minded people who want to change the world of education. With a strong feeling in our hearts that education and learning should not be a privilege of a select few, we want to be the converging point of students, parents and teachers from around the world.
College and career readiness skills