What are business owners looking for in young employees?
Often a strong work ethic is important; being hard working, having a strong drive to achieve, persevering and sticking with the task, staying focused.
For others they are looking for someone who can ask good questions to help the business stay viable in an ever-changing world. Having an employee who engages in good discussion, embraces problem solving, is open to learning new things, knows when to seize an opportunity.
Tony Wagner, in The Global Achievement Gap (2014, pp. 14-42), identifies 7 survival skills for the new world of work.
How is your school providing opportunities for students to develop these new work order skills?
P.S. You might like to also read 17 habits of the most highly respected employees by Bill Murphy Jr.
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