Term 2

Building adaptability

You’ve probably heard a fair bit by now about how the world of work is changing rapidly… It’s true, but

Building organisational skills

Out of all the transferrable skills you will develop, your ability to organise, plan, and solve problems is possibly the

Transferable Skills

We’ve all got two types of skills that we use in our careers: ‘Hard’ or technical skills These are the

Self-motivation

Building good habits Staying motivated is not easy, especially when there’s so much going on. There’s this theory that the

Self-advocacy

Do you feel confident speaking up for yourself? Self-advocacy is a skill, just like communication or problem solving, and being

Where to find feedback

It’s one thing to know that you need feedback, but another thing entirely to know how to get it. The

Seeking Feedback

Feedback is pretty important for all of us, and without it, you’re essentially living in an echo chamber where you

Don’t limit yourself

You’ve probably heard about bias before, but do you know how it works? Bias can cause problems because it means

Making Decisions

How do you make decisions right now? Chances are that you do what the vast majority of us do, and

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Yourself in context

Making decisions about career choices requires more than just an understanding of self; we need to be able to see

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Are you adaptable?

Adaptability is the ability to adjust quickly to new environments with minimum disruption, and after the past few years there’s

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Building organisational skills

Your organisational skills help you keep on top of everything you need to get done, which makes them pretty important.

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Communication and collaboration

Your communication and collaboration skills will help you work effectively with other people. This video can be viewed by students

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Transferrable skills

Your transferrable skills will help you solve problems, communicate, work with others, come up with new ideas, and adapt to

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How to keep yourself motivated

If you struggle to stay motivated then you’re not alone. It’s hard to stay on track, especially when there is

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Become a self-advocate

Strong self-advocates are able to speak up and say something when it’s important, and they don’t wait for others to

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Seeking out feedback

We all benefit from honest, clear, and caring feedback, even when we don’t like what we’re hearing, but finding feedback

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Finding feedback

If we want to know how we’re really going, then we’re going to need some feedback. This video can be

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Don’t limit yourself

We all have our own biases, and sometimes they can hold us back, which is less than ideal. This video

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Making smart decisions

When it comes to the important stuff, you’d be better off going through a more thorough decision making process. This

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Career Conversation – Teamwork

Communication and collaboration skills are highly sought after by employers because so much of what we do at work is

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Career Conversation – Speaking up

Learning to become a self-advocate helps young people find their voice and take ownership over their future. Use this conversation

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Career Conversation – Networks

Networks help us find new opportunities and make connections, and young people can begin to build their network long before

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Resume Example Template

Use this template to explain to students the types of things that can go on a student resume.

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Practice Interview Template

You can use this template as part of a lesson on interview skills, and ask students to interview each other

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Interview Feedback Template

You can use this template as part of a lesson on interview skills, and ask students to interview each other

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Reflections on Adaptability

This activity asks students to think about their adaptability, and reflect on times when they have reacted well to change.

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Reflections on Organisation

This activity asks students to think about their organisational skills, and reflect on times when they have used them positively.

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Flexible Jobs

Both of these jobs require lots of adaptability. What do you think it would be like to work in these

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Organised Jobs

These jobs require a high level of organisation. What do you think it would be like to work in these

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Reflections on working with others

This activity asks students to think about their skills as a collaborator and communicator, and reflect on times when they

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Skills and Jobs

Students are asked to match popular jobs with the skills the require in this short exercise. The activity is designed

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Skill Strength Exercise

Research shows that we’re actually pretty good at estimating our abilities. This exercise asks students to think about their strengths

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The grownup reward chart

If you’re talking about self-motivation with students, you could use this reward chart to demonstrate that the same techniques they

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How to stay motivated

Use this simple info sheet to give students ideas of ways to stay motivated.

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Study Planner Template

This student-friendly study planner can be used by students on a regular basis, or used in class as part of

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Weekly Planner

This student-friendly weekly planner can be used by students on a regular basis, or used in class as part of

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The Stress Bucket

This useful tool can help students visualise the amount of things they have on their plate. Students may find that

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Competition Planner

Students can use this planner to store the details about competitions they want to enter, and track the application process.

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Positive Body Language

Your body language says a lot about how you feel, so follow these tips to look confident and back yourself

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Questions for your allies

This planner has space for students to brainstorm some questions they’d like answered, so they can cover them when they

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Reflections on Allies

Use this activity to think about the role that allies have played in your life, and how you have also

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Choosing Allies

Finding the right person to talk to is half the battle. Use this activity to think about the people you

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Positive vs. Negative Feedback

Positive feedback leaves the recipient feeling empowered and supported, but negative feedback can break people down. This info sheet contains

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Radical Candor

Radical Candor is a framework that we can use to assess the quality of feedback we receive, and it can

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Seeking feedback

This template can be used to structure any kind of feedback session with student involvement. It can be used as

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Subject Selection Bias

This exercise asks students to think about the impact of their subconscious bias and stereotypical beliefs on their subject selection

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Following the Crowd

Humans like to be part of a group, and people in groups often feel the same way about things like

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Check your bias

This short activity asks students to colour in some characters doing a variety of jobs, and to think about the

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Making Decisions Worksheet

Sometimes it’s ok to take a shortcut, but there are times when you should probably choose a more in-depth decision

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Possible Futures List

You have lots of possible future pathways, so use this sheet to brainstorm some of them. The process of writing

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Decision Making Template

Got a big decision to make? This template can walk you through the process. You can share this template as