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Featured resource: Building positive relationships in life and work

This week’s featured resource, ‘Building positive relationships in life and work’, tackles the elements of teamwork and how students can develop their teamwork abilities. People rarely work in isolation; rather, they operate as part of a team or multiple teams. Because of this, the success of any business or project depends to some extent on the teamwork of its people. If students want to develop their career opportunities, knowing how to work effectively in a team is essential. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.  

Featured resource: What’s your mission?

How you would like to be remembered? This week’s featured resource, What’s your mission?, challenges students to think about what is important to them. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What’s that image?

Do your students know why you are asking them to learn what’s in the curriculum? This week’s featured resource, What’s that image?, is a 10-minute activity that helps students establish the relevance of their learning to their future lives and careers. This resource was contributed by Lisa Tee (Curtin University). EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Turning on the career light

Use this week’s featured resource, Turning on the career light, to run a workshop with students or faculty. The workshop challenges participants to find the literal and metaphorical meanings in everyday objects and to relate these meanings to their experiences and future work. The workshop is very easy to run and everyday objects are literally just that, so very little preparation is needed. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What’s your persona?

In this week’s featured resource, What’s your persona?, students learn to articulate their work and personal personae, which they can “try on” for an oral presentation, industry visit or placement. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What are your employability strengths?

What are your employability strengths? asks students to reflect on their strengths and areas for development, including which strengths are most valued in their intended profession. The metacognitive aspects of this resource lie in students’ self-reflection and their research on the profession. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the resources. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What’s your career vision?

Students need to conceptualise “career” as a multi-faceted concept rather than a single, full-time job. This week’s featured resource, ‘What’s your career vision?‘ asks students to consider their career in terms of time, money, vision and identity. The resource works well as a brainstorming activity, independent learning task or blog topic. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the resources. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Career story – Using opportunities to grow

This week’s career story, ‘Using opportunities to grow’, features a musician who has been part of the music industry for a long time, working in many different contexts. The account is a great resource for helping students to explore different roles within the areas they are passionate about. The resource includes sample questions on how and why to learn from biographies and career stories. ‘Using opportunities to grow‘ is most effective if students have first created a personalised employABILITY profile as part of the 6-step Developing EmployABILITY process. EmployABILITY thinking resources are free to all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community. To become a member on our educator website, register here. To learn more about EmployABILITY thinking, join the conversation at ...

Featured resource: The art of the interview

This week’s featured resource looks at ‘The art of the interview’. This practical resource prompts learners to reflect on their personal experiences and prepare for interview questions which seek to identify critical thinkers, lifelong learners and reflexive practitioners. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to this resource.If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Speed Dating

How do students create three-minute pitches for capacity statements, elevator pitches or projects? This week’s featured resource shares a speed dating approach. The resource includes a sample invitation and event plan, questions, and links to associated resources. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to thes resources.If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Career story – Trying things out

EmployABILITY thinking involves exploration, risk and creativity. These characteristics are evident in the career story titled ‘Trying things out’, from Danish freelance trumpeter Jeppe Uggerhoej. When he was inyerviewed, Jeppe was a university graduate who had decided to create a portfolio career rather than pursue a full time role. His story demonstrates to students that lifestyle decisions can drive career decisions and that the flexibility of self-employment can for some people be a perfect fit. At the back of the resource you will find more information as well as sample questions on learning from biographies and career stories. ‘Trying things out’ is most effective if students have first created a personalised employABILITY profile as part of the 6-step Developing EmployABILITY proces...

Featured resource: Career story – Networking and microcommunities

This week, EmployABILITY thinking turns its attention to the importance of Networking and micro-communities, using a remarkable story from our Career Story series. In this story, renowned Australian artist Graham Hay talks about his career journey and his specialisation in paper clay. Graham brings to light the importance of creating and nurturing networks and he shares a candid account of building a successful career in the arts. The resource engages students in employABILITY thinking by asking them to reflect on what they have learned in their degrees and elsewhere and challenging them to leverage their experiences and connect with communities in their discipline. At the back of the resource is more information together with sample reflective questions. Networking and microcommunities is...

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