Led by #ThatYEPGuy his entertaining and educational videos talk about self-care, to preparing yourself for the workforce to building resilience.
The more we wrap support around our younger generation and encourage them to build self-resilience and more, the better chance they have to succeed, particularly during this uncertain time.
Resilience is a skill employers value. It's your ability to learn from mistakes, and to bounce back from the ups & downs in life. Employers want to know that if things get tough, you won’t quit. The COVID19 crisis has meant that our resilience is being tested more now than ever. Don't feel discouraged, use this experience to build your resilience and come out stronger and wiser than before!
It's all about showing employers that you're keen to know more. Asking questions does not make you dumb, it shows you're curious & want to do things better. Check out this new YEP resource for more useful information on learning and employability!
If you ask an employer what they are looking for in an employee, most will say "someone with a positive attitude". And if you ask any successful person the key to success, they will tell you it comes down to having a positive mindset. So, no matter which way you look at it, what you achieve in life depends on you!
Having good communication skills will help you in every part of your life. There are many tips, tricks, and techniques to improve communication skills. People can study and train for years on how to improve their skills. But we don’t want to overwhelm you with too much information. Let’s focus on what gives you the biggest return for your efforts.
TEAM stands for ‘together everyone achieves more’. We work in teams in many areas of our lives, and it is very likely you will need to be in a team at work. Being a good team player is something that future employers will want from you. Often in interviews you’ll get the question: ‘how well do you work with other people?’.
Are you prepared to work in a team?
We live in a world of fast change and challenge. Good thinking and problem-solving skills are essential to making your way in life. Our values and beliefs shape how we see, and deal with the problems we face. Some of us must work harder to succeed, but this builds courage, humility and resilience. These are all priceless skills for life and work.
To do well in any type of work environment, it’s important to have a good work ethic. A work ethic is your set of values, which control how you decide to work. If you value dedication and motivation at work, these are elements of your work ethic. People with strong work ethics are more likely to impress their boss and have a successful career.
Life is what you make it. Thing can be tough, but it’s not about what life has given to you, but what you choose to do with it.
We are in charge of our own lives. We have the power to make choices, take opportunities and create pathways for our future. Having this responsibility can be quite scary. It isn’t always obvious which choice to make. Or easy to see challenges as learning opportunities. But with a bit of effort and a positive mindset, you can take a hold of your life and create the future you desire.