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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Generic Skills ~ advice from a major employer




When recruiting young people, employers are often most interested in personal qualities which are quite hard to define or pin down precisely.  So they will make judgements based on gut instinct – relying on their intuition to help them decide whether an applicant would fit in well, learn quickly and make a positive contribution.

All sorts of terms are used when discussing these qualities or characteristics:
  • soft skills
  • core skills
  • transferable skills
  • employability skills
  • generic skills

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Emotional Resilience ~ ten tips for teens




This advice from the American Psychological Association is aimed at young people facing a personal crisis. It's good advice and many adults should find it instructive too! Ten simple ideas on how to deal with emotional turmoil that have that all important ring of plain old common sense.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015