Dressing appropriately (highly subjective these days) is also considered a critical part of communication.
It can and should be cultivated constantly, with young people maximizing every opportunity to read, learn, volunteer, train, practice or work.
Terminology Every industry relies on its own lexicon of terminology to operate and communicate.
Young people who are hungry, interested and engaged are infinitely more employable, and when they have a passion for achievement, there are no limits to what they can do.
Rather than just hire warm bodies, companies would much rather choose people who show promise and a solid foundation.
The more inspired and motivated they are, and the more space they are given to explore, create and innovate, the more their potential becomes unlimited.
This is an important consideration given that school curriculum often focus on a core set of skills, and other programs such as art, music or other non-academics are eliminated.
In a corporate world that is looking more than ever before at operating lean, it's no longer possible to hide and not contribute to a company's financial well-being.
Articulation The vast majority of young people struggle with explaining what they want to do, what work-related activities interest them, what transferable skills they have, and which industries or positions might best suit them.
With the world changing as fast as it is - industries rising, evolving and crashing; technology leading to more efficient, effective ways of doing everything; globalization interconnecting us all; and a whole new generation emerging and entering the workforce - how do we best ensure young people are prepared for the world of work from here forward?
Keep in mind that along with the jobs being phased out, countless more jobs don't even exist yet.
Skills The basis of any solid employment marketing campaign (job search) is the actual skill base a worker presents to potential employers.