The Importance of Employability

One major part of providing a good education for our children is so that they will grow up able to hold a steady, comfortable and enjoyable job that will allow them to live. As teachers, substitute teachers, teaching assistants and supply teachers, it is our job to provide them with that level of education. However in some instances, it seems as if more stress is placed on simply meeting criteria and passing exams than building an employable repertoire.

Employability Skills

tie-349439_960_720The Chambers of Commerce has suggested that more importance should be placed on teaching children about skills that make them employable from a younger age.

By instilling these kinds of skills in our pupils, we are helping them to set up good work ethics and a strong CV for when they apply for jobs in the future.

Careers Education

While some advice is given to secondary school children covering the type of career they might like to pursue, more should be done to assist children in getting eventual work. Suggestions have been made for children to visit local businesses as well as museums and art galleries in order to give pupils an idea of the working world.

It should serve to reason that teaching our kids how to maintain a good professional relationship along with a strong work ethic should be of a high priority.

Facebook Posts Affecting Employability?

In today’s world everyone loves to post a “selfie” picture online. Facebook and social media is a great way to document your life and share it with your friends. However it comes with a price of privacy.

The idea of sharing things on social media is pretty simple but people tend to forget that once you’ve posted something online it is there for everyone to see. If you’re full name is listed on Facebook potential employers can Google search you and access all the incriminating pictures of you!

fbEmployers are more frequently looking at their interviewees Facebook pages to get the inside scoop as to how suitable they will be to their company. It can be sneaky, but statistics have supported the idea that employers are less likely to employ someone because of things found on their Facebook Profile.

Of course that doesn’t mean you need to methodically remove any and all traces of fun or frolic from your Facebook page, just be careful about what you post or what you make available for public viewing. You can also slightly change your name as it appears on Facebook so that employers cannot search for it, or use a ‘business’ profile for employers such as LinkedIn.