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Skills To Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Title:
Skills To Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
Format:
Spiral-bound
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
029-000-00465-0
ISBN:
9780160937248
Description

The activities in this publication were created to provide an introduction to the “basics” of soft skills. Soft skills cannot be taught in a vacuum nor can they be acquired simply because the goal of a lesson plan indicates it shall be so. Rather, they must be introduced, developed, refined, practiced, and reinforced. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is committed to providing resources regarding soft skills in a way that is useful, creative, hands-on and fundamentally beneficial for all types of youth programs, and thus, all types of learners. The contents of this publication reflect that commitment.

Table of Contents

Introduction.................................................................................................... 7

Activity Layout................................................................................................ 8

Through the Lens of Universal Design for Learning................................................... 10

Tips for Improving Access for Youth with Disabilities................................................. 11

Communication................................................................................................ 17

1. What’s Your Point?......................................................................................... 19

2. Flipping the Switch........................................................................................ 23

3. Oh, Puh-leeeeeze!......................................................................................... 26

4. Listen Hear!!................................................................................................ 30

5. Quit Talkin’! I Know What To Do!........................................................................ 32

Enthusiasm & Attitude....................................................................................... 35

6. Never Underestimate the Power of a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)............................. 36

7. Life is Full of Hard Knocks................................................................................ 38

8. A Super Ball and a Raw Egg............................................................................... 44

9. Believe it or Not: Your Attitude and Enthusiasm Just Might Get You the Job.................... 46

10. Translating Features to Benefits........................................................................ 53

Teamwork....................................................................................................... 56

11. There is no “I” in Team.................................................................................. 58

12. I’ll Give you Some of Mine if You Give me Some of Yours.......................................... 61

13. The Good, the Bad, and the Reasonable.............................................................. 66

14. How Many Shapes Does it Take? ........................................................................ 68

15. Teamwork on the Job.................................................................................... 72

Networking..................................................................................................... 77

16. An Introduction to Networking......................................................................... 78

17. You Expect me to do WHAT? Talk to People?........................................................ 81

18. Using Social Media to Network........................................................................ 86

19. Text vs. Email: Does it Really Matter?............................................................... 89

20. It’s a Small World........................................................................................ 95

Problem Solving & Critical Thinking...................................................................... 98

21. Praise, Criticism, or Feedback? ....................................................................... 99

22. Workplace Ethics........................................................................................ 102

23. Problem Solving on a Team............................................................................. 106

24. Perception vs. Reality................................................................................... 108

25. Tell Me About a Time When............................................................................ 111

Professionalism............................................................................................... 114

26. Professionalism in Today’s Workforce................................................................ 116

27. Professional Work Attitudes............................................................................ 119

28. Teamwork: An Essential Element of Professionalism.............................................. 122

29. Is It Considered “Professional” to Have Friends in the Workplace?.............................. 126

30. Self Reflection: Professional Problem Solving at its Best......................................... 129

A Word about Social Networking.......................................................................... 134

Additional Resources for Youth with Disabilities...................................................... 137

In Their Own Words.......................................................................................... 139

Audience

These materials have been designed with youth service professionals in mind – specifically those working with in-school and out-of-school youth, ages 14 to 21, on career and workforce readiness skills.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$29.00
International Price:
$40.60
Publisher:
Labor Dept., Ofice of Disability Employment Policy
Year/Pages:
2017: 142 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Teaching Materials
Weight:
1.3125
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Cover:
Plastic Coated
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
02/08/2017
Last Status Update:
03/30/2017
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