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Teach Teens the Competencies that Employers Want

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently put out a report in 2020 called Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want. A person’s qualifications for employment are generally defined by a combination of their education, their experience, and their competencies. Competencies are the knowledge, skills, and abilities that workers use in their jobs and are essential to an employee’s

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The Most Important Skills Teens Need for Future Employment

In several recent surveys, employers have complained that entry-level workers lack the necessary “soft” skills needed for success in the workforce. Just to explain, “hard” skills are job-specific knowledge an employee needs to perform a certain job. Unlike hard skills, soft skills are not about the knowledge you possess but rather the behaviors you display in different situations or the

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10 Tips for Teens to Have a Successful Job Interview

Work experience gives teens valuable benefits, including learning responsibility and professionalism, gaining material for their resume and college applications, and developing skills in conflict resolution and problem-solving. Helping your teen apply for their first job can feel both exciting and daunting. You can learn tips on that process in our previous blog, How Teens Can Get that First Job. Applying

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