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Workplace Readiness

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Workplace readiness traits describe a number of commonly expected, skills that employers seek from most employees. Work readiness skills are a set of skills and behaviors that are necessary for any job. Work readiness skills are sometimes called soft skills, employability skills, or job readiness skills.

These abilities help employees learn how to interact with supervisors and co-workers. They help reinforce the importance of timeliness and build an understanding of how we are perceived by others. Employers value employees who can communicate effectively and act professionally. No matter what technical skills a job may require, every job requires good social skills/interpersonal skills.

Specific Social/Interpersonal Skills

Examples Include:

  • Communication

  • Positive Attitude

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Talking/Writing

  • Cooperation

  • Active Listening

  • Decision Making

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Body Language

  • Empathy

  • Professionalism

  • Good Manners

  • Supporting Others

  • Respectful

Independent Livings Skills

Examples Include:

  • Good Hygiene

  • Time Management

  • Healthy Lifestyle

  • Using A Cell Phone

  • Using Transportation

  • Money Management

  • Nutrition/Meal Preparation

  • Accessing Community

  • Services & Supports

  • Community Participation

  • Civic Responsibility

  • Community Safety

  • Developing Friendships

  • Appropriate Dress

  • Appropriate Behavior

Other Training Areas

Examples Include:

  • Financial literacy,

  • Orientation and mobility skills,

  • Job-seeking skills,

  • Understanding employer expectations for punctuality and performance,

  • Other "soft" skills necessary for employment.

These types of services may be provided through instruction, or other activities where the student can learn and apply knowledge.

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