Workplace Essential Skills

Are you ready for a good job? Workplace Essential Skills covers the skills you'll need to find a job and strategies that will help you get ahead. Interviews with experts who use communication, reading, writing, and math in their jobs every day will help you see how - and why - certain things are done the way they are.
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1. Planning To Work

Emphasizes career planning and the role of work in people's lives.

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2. Matching Skills and Jobs

Tools to help you assess your own skills and then find a job that fits.

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3. Applying for Jobs

Understanding and using application forms and processes.

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4. Résumés, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective résumés and preparing for employment tests.

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5. Interviewing

How to prepare for the job interview.

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6. Ready for Work

Understanding and demonstrating work-readiness skills.

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7. Workplace Safety

Developing safety-conscious attitudes and skills.

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8. Learning at Work

Orientation and training phase strategies.

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9. The Language of Work

Effective workplace speaking/listening strategies and skills.

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10. Communicating with Co-Workers and Supervisors

Strategies for conflict resolution.

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11. Working Together

Stresses the key personal skills and strategies needed for collaborating with colleagues and working in teams.

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12. Communicating with Customers

How to develop excellent customer-service skills.

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13. A Process for Writing

The importance of the writing process in the workplace.

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14. Supplying Information: Directions, Forms, and Charts

Advice and practice exercises for developing accuracy and completeness.

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15. Writing Memos and Letters

The importance of knowing the audience and purpose for your memos and letters and the appropriate formats to use in various circumstances.

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16. Reading for a Purpose

Purposes and strategies for workplace reading.

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17. Finding What You Need: Forms and Charts

The role and importance of accuracy; locating specifics.

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18. Following Directions

The role and importance of following directions on the job.

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19. Reading Reports and Manuals

Usage, organization, and comprehension skills for reports and manuals.

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20. Number Sense

A variety of workplace uses for mathematics; developing number sense.

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21. Solving Problems

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mathematical reasoning skills are vital to employment.

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22. Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Workplace uses of ratio, rate, and proportion.

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23. Measurements and Formulas

Different units of measurement and how and when to apply them.

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24. Trends and Predictions: Graphs and Data

The role and importance of evaluation and the effective presentation of data.

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25. Orientation

An introduction to the series and its accompanying workbooks.

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