JOB READINESS

To become a successful employee, it is necessary to have a wide range of employable skills.
Job readiness focus on developing skills in job searching, skills development, and job retention.

Purpose

Being job ready empowers individuals with the tools necessary to take care of themselves and their families by utilizing the skills needed to find and maintain a job.

Satisfaction of Basic Human Needs

Jobseekers must ensure that they have good health and grooming habits established, get a good amount of sleep daily, have a healthy emotional balance, and an ability to consistently get back and forth to work on time each workday.

Career Assessment and Planning and Job Search

Career assessment helps individuals figure out what job path they are interested in taking, decide on an educational path to reach their career  goals, and identify specific employers or job training to assist in reaching their goals.

Basic Education

Jobseekers must have or acquire basic education skills such as literacy and numeracy as a requirement for most jobs. Basic reading skills and elementary math is an expectation for employment and job retention.

In addition, one must possess a high school diploma or GED, and additional advance level training, certifications, or degrees depending on their expected career path.

Soft Skills

Two of the most important soft skills (non-technical) necessary to be successful in finding and keeping a job is reliability and a good attitude. Other areas of soft skills focus on oral communication, problem-solving, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and personal qualities.

Job Retention

Job readiness includes the ability to keep a job once a job seeker is hired. Long-term employment with the same company assists job seekers in developing a good work ethic.

The employee must show up to work on time, limit absentees, be a good team member, have a positive attitude and be helpful on the job are crucial to retaining one’s job.


RESUME TEMPLATE

Chronological

Gives a clear profile of your recent work history and capabilities. Great for job seekers that have consistent work tenure with 3 or fewer employers within the last ten years. In addition, it may be the better option if your experience is within the same industry.  Only include the last 10 years of experience.

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Functional

Focus on the collective of your skills and abilities. Great for entry level, job seekers with multiple employers, or those job seekers seeking to change careers.

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For both formats, the resume should only be a maximum of 2 pages or less. In this case, Less is always better!

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