employability skills and the future of work

 

Course: WRK100: Preparing for the Future of Work

Week 2 Assignment: Employability Skills and the Future of Work

Due: Week 2

Points: 75

What to submit/deliverables: Word document that contains a completed Week 2 Assignment Template.

What is the value of doing this assignment? In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to practice communicating the value and impact of three of the 10 Skills. You will build greater self and social awareness as you consider which skills reflect your existing strengths and the value of those skills in different contexts. Examining these skills can help you better see how to leverage skills you already have in your professional and personal pursuits. Additionally, clearly communicating why these skills are of value will increase your chances of success in showcasing your strengths in future interviews. You will be more likely to land new opportunities and set the stage for additional opportunities in the future as well as future-proof yourself against a changing landscape of work that will include automation, new ways of working, and new career fields.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Describe the importance and impact of key competencies and behaviors that are necessary for success in the future of work.

Steps to complete: In Week 2, complete and submit your assignment using the following steps:

STEP 1: Review the Skill Definition Table to help you select the two skills you will be writing about in addition to the self and social awareness skill. This table will also help you to accurately describe each of the three skills you will be writing about.

STEP 2: Using the Week 2 Assignment Template, complete the sections for the self and social awareness skill using your own words. Do not copy and paste from the Skill Definition Table or from any other source. Make sure you write at least three sentences in which you address the following from the template:

•Skill description
•Importance to the future of work
•Example of how this skill can make you valuable to a potential employer

STEP 3: Repeat Step 2 for each of the other two skills you have chosen. You should have written at least three sentences for each skill, for a total of nine sentences minimum. It is important to write in your own words and not copy and paste from the Skill Definition Table or from any other source.