Thursday, February 7, 2008

Useful Skills


Regarding English class, what skills are employers looking for?

15 comments:

Mr. Christensen said...

I think employers want us to be problem-solvers and careful thinkers. All these books make us solve problems and think carefully about topics that really, truly, deeply matter.

Michael H. said...

An employer looks for eye contact, honesty, not afraid to speak what they want to, who can be trusted and what you look want and did for his or her buisness.

South Side said...

Hard workers, peaple who will work on their days off.

Mr. Christensen said...

Employers will also hope that we can communicate with other employees, bosses, customers (current and potential), businesspeople, and our family members.

Mr. Christensen said...

I love when students in English classes demonstrate their work ethics! If they can work through exercises, books, short stories, poems, essays, quizzes, discussions, debates, blogging sessions, grammar practice, they can surely work hard/through what they love to do in the real world. Plus, while they're working, they will have improved communication skills, which help a lot toward getting promoted!

T-Barber said...

Most employers will look for an honest hard working individual. If you are qualified for the specified job and are hard working and honest, your basically GOLDEN to them.

adam said...

Employers look for promesing people who have some experince in that type of field. People who have customer experince. People that solves problems, Dedicated worker, and can do the job right. People that can talk clearly to customers. People that dont need to be hoverd around 24/7 for help.(fast learners)

Mr. Christensen said...

Eye contact IS so important. I work on it constantly myself. And I hope students will return eye contact. Eye contact shows confidence, motivation, and focus.

GREGD said...

An employer looks for determination and how hard you work. They look for people that will work almost anytime they would need you.

JazmineW said...

An employer looks for alot in their employees. they look for good attitude and Dependability and how hard of a worker you are and if your smart and catch on to things quickly

Mr. Christensen said...

Adam is exactly right: bosses do not want to "hover" over employees; they want employees to be self-efficient and self-motivated. In school, you are working on self-efficiency and self-motivation all the time. Those are the two main skills BVHS promotes.

Mr. Christensen said...

Work on being dependable, independent, honest, trustworthy, positive students. I work on these skills all the time in my own life.

Mr. Christensen said...

Employers want us to try our absolute best, at all times, I would think. I try to satisfy Dr. Talcott with my effort and concern for students' learning. Constantly and unendingly, I try to think of new ways to help students think and care more--the two most important standards of education.

Mr. Christensen said...

I think employers want us to think for ourselves, because doing so will increase our productivity, work ethic, ability, and success in the workplace. Without thinking well, you cannot get promoted, can you?

Jessi said...

Employers are looking for someone with a positive attitude and who are confident enough in themselves and the quality of their work that they can work independently and get the job done without having constant supervision.