Getting a high school diploma and continuing your education after high school is very important. In addition to having a good education, employers are looking for individuals with work skills such as:
- Honesty/Integrity: Being honest with others. Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.
- Teamwork: Being able to work well with others.
- Communication: Being able to talk with others to convey instructions and work orders.
- Listening: Listen carefully. If you do not understand the instructions, ask for clarification.
- Punctual: Arrive at your destination on time.
- Dependable: People can count on you to do your work and do it well.
- Technology skills: Understanding basic computer applications; learning various computer programs.
- Willing to Learn: Being willing to learn new skills and improve your current skills.
Information accessed through the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Reports located at www.scchamber.net
You can practice using these job skills at school and at home. Developing these skills now will help you become better prepared for transition to high school and entry into the competitive workforce and postsecondary education.