LifeSkills created with Barclays is a programme focussed on raising the confidence, aspirations and motivations of young people across the country making the move from education into work. Furthermore, it has been granted the PSHE Association Quality Mark for PSHE education resources to their latest lessons, which focus on helping students to recognise that online reputation, presence and digital communication are important to job prospects and thriving in the workplace.
How can social media be used positively to engage with potential employers? How can young people build a positive online presence? What does effective digital communication in the workplace look like? The following new LifeSkills lessons explore these questions and more:
- Online reputation in the workplace (for ages 16-19) — designed to help students understand how social media can be used to promote themselves to employers.
- Building a positive online reputation (for ages 14-19) — exploring the importance of good online etiquette and building a positive reputation.
- Communicating digitally in the world of work (for ages 11-16) — an overview of digital communications in the workplace and how to adapt according to the situation.
- Communication and digital skills at work (for ages 16-19) — understanding how to use different digital communication styles
Once registered with LifeSkills, the materials are free to download and include lesson plans, lesson slides, classroom videos and interactive tools. There are a range of resources that focus on key skills such as CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, adaptability, and communication.