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Rutiri-Employability

Employability Skills

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What does the statement, "what goes around, comes around", mean and how does it relate to work ethic? It means for an employee to have good work ethic (that may include being reliable, having initiative, or maintaining social skills)will help to create a productive work environment for a successful company.
What are the characteristics of an information age job in the workplace? People who work with information often must set their own schedule, usually work with less direct supervision, and frequently experience change and innovation in their work.
Is a truck driver considered an information age job? No
Is a teacher considered an information age job? Yes
Is a machine operator considered an information age job? No
Is a computer salesperson considered an information age job? Yes
Is a custodian worker considered an information age job? No
Is an engineer considered an information age job? Yes
Is a doctor considered an information age job? Yes
Is an accountant considered an information age job? Yes
What is the difference between the information age jobs and the industrial age jobs? Industrial age jobs are typically low-discretion, required little decision-making. Information age jobs are high-discretion and required considerable thinking and decision-making on the part of workers.
What is the advantage to an Information Age Job? Information age jobs provided opportunities for greater self-expression by workers, people began to find more self-fulfillment in their work.
What did you use to do a quick job search online? www.monster.com or www.careerbuilders.com
What is work ethic? The work ethic is a cultural norm that advocates being personally accountable and responsible for the work that one does and is based on a belief that work has intrinsic value.
How do you measure work ethic? The Occupational Work Ethic Inventory (OWEI) can measure work ethic according to interpersonal skills, initiative, and being dependable.
What is interpersonal skills? Interpersonal skills include the habits, attitudes, manners, appearance, and behaviors we use around other people which affect how we get along with other people.
What helps with the development of interpersonal skills? It begins early in life and is influenced by family, friends, and our observations of the world around us.
People who work with information often must set their own schedule, usually work with less direct supervision, and frequently experience change and innovation in their work. True
Information age jobs usually require technical skills and knowledge, but work ethic and work attitudes are also essential for success. Employers report that people with these characteristics are difficult to find. True
Industrial age jobs were typically low-discretion, required little decision-making, and were analyzed and broken into simple tasks which required very little thinking or judgement on the part of workers. True
The development of interpersonal skills begins early in life and is influenced by family, friends, and our observations of the world around us. However, television and movies do not make an influence. False (television and movies do play an influence).
Interpersonal skills include the habits, attitudes, manners, appearance, and behaviors we use around other people which affect how we get along with other people. True
Being dependable is one of the most highly sought after traits for workers in the modern workplace. True
People who are not dependable often are very expensive to keep around because of the wasted time and resources their behavior causes True
Many employers have been asked over the years to list the most important skills and characteristics they look for when hiring new employees. What are they? Good communication skills, positive attitude, and the ability to be dependable, punctual, and responsible.
Employers state the personal characteristics that are important when hiring: dressing properly, polite, and self-confidence. Personal characteristics which are important include dressing properly, being polite, and displaying self-confidence. True
Created by: eva_rutiri