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Ready for Work: Qualities That Count With (#105)

What does an employer look for in a job applicant? A recent survey reveals that attitude and communication skills are the most important qualities sought by today's employers. Going behind the scenes at various job sites, this program offers an opportunity for students to hear candid interviews with real employers looking for real workers. It reminds students that even part-time, summer, and volunteer work experiences can provide them with valuable people skills. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Central to the Iowa Core Curriculum are 21st century learning skills including those skills that will enhance the employability of future workers. This new series provides comprehensive guidelines and strategies to help teenagers grasp the importance of communication, reliability, adaptability and other employability skills essential for career qualification and advancement. Programs also connect school work with the world of work and help students match their skills to their dream jobs.

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