First impressions can be deceiving:
Sharon sat shyly with her baby at a table kneading playdough.
Hair over her face, she hardly looked up as people buzzed around her at the early childhood centre.
“That new girl just isn’t contributing,” she overheard one of the parents hiss.
“Give her a chance,” said Maree. “She’s very young and she probably feels intimidated.”
Maree quietly sat down beside Sharon. “Hey, I need a hand with setting up the blocks – could you help me bring some boxes out of the storeroom?”. Sharon brought the boxes. At the end of the session, she put them away. The next session she put out the blocks and asked if she could do anything else to help.
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You hear it all the time if you’ve been job searching or even thinking about getting work. If you’ve been to Vic Careers you would have heard it from us as well. Interpersonal Skills – one of the key set of skills most actively sought by employers. In fact, strong interpersonal skills always appear in the top ten skills employers look for.
So what exactly are interpersonal skills and why are they so important? They are important because they demonstrate how you interact with others. Because of this, they are important not just in the workplace, but in your own personal and social lives. In today’s job market, having technical skills is just not enough. You must be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships, to work well in a team and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients. According to Wikipedia, interpersonal skills relate to…
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I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down – Chumbawumba
Resilience is becoming the single most important quality to survive the future of work. So much so, it is now being taught in high schools. So, just how career resilient are you? Take our fun quiz and answer yes if it sounds true, or partly true, to you.