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Ch 20: Employment & Employability Skills

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll review essential employability skills and methods that can help individuals find careers. Access the chapter's lessons to improve your workplace skills or review these topics for an upcoming exam.

Employment & Employability Skills - Chapter Summary

This chapter outlines basic employment concepts, as well as skills that are necessary for employability. Work through these lessons at your own pace to discover the basics of career assessments, the U.S. Department of Labor's role, job interview strategies, business ethics, online career research tools and much more. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between careers and jobs
  • Compare types of career assessments
  • Evaluate a career's benefits and cost
  • Identify effective online tools for career research
  • Avoid common job application and interview mistakes
  • Prepare for job interviews effectively
  • Build strong client relationships in business settings
  • Assess the impact of ethics, communication and stress in the workplace

When you finish a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to helpo retain the information you've studied. The chapter also comes with printable transcripts that you can review offline. The Ask the Expert feature allows you to submit any questions you may have, and you can revisit these study resources as many times as needed.

13 Lessons in Chapter 20: Employment & Employability Skills
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Career vs. Job: What's the Difference?

1. Career vs. Job: What's the Difference?

Though people often use the terms 'career' and 'job' interchangeably, they aren't the same. In this lesson, we'll look at the difference between a career and a job, and how people should approach them differently.

Career Assessments: Types & Benefits

2. Career Assessments: Types & Benefits

There are many career choices out there. How do you decide which one is right for you? In this lesson, we'll examine the different types of career assessments and how they can help you choose the best career.

Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits

3. Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits

Choosing a career takes a lot of thought. One way to consider different careers to to compare the cost and benefits of them. Watch this lesson to figure out how to determine the return on investment for different careers.

Online Career Research Tools

4. Online Career Research Tools

How do you figure out what career is right for you? And, once you know, how do you find out more about that career? In this lesson, we'll look at some types of online career research tools that allow people to find out more about different careers.

How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

5. How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

Applying for jobs can be a stressful time but knowing the common mistakes that people make during the application process can help lessen the stress. In this lesson, we'll look at common mistakes people make before and during a job interview.

How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

6. How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

The job interview is an important part of the job application process. How can you make sure that you do your best? In this lesson, we'll examine ways to prepare for a job interview, including what to do before, during, and after the interview.

How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

7. How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

The job interview is an important moment for many people. But many people make mistakes that could cost them the job. In this lesson, we'll examine some common interview pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.

Building Client Relationships in Business

8. Building Client Relationships in Business

No one wants to be treated like a paycheck or a number. Becoming skilled at building client relationships in business is important to developing long-lasting partnerships between your business and clients.

How Your Work Ethic Impacts Your Career

9. How Your Work Ethic Impacts Your Career

Work ethic is one of the most important factors in your success or failure in your career. This lesson discusses how having a good work ethic can create opportunities and help your career soar.

What is Efficient Communication? - Definition & Skills

10. What is Efficient Communication? - Definition & Skills

In this lesson, you will learn what is efficient communication and how it can be mastered in business. While efficient usually means brief, this lesson will also address an alternative way that a message can be delivered if brevity is not suitable.

Stress in the Workplace: Definition, Sources & Meaning

11. Stress in the Workplace: Definition, Sources & Meaning

The workplace is a constant source of stress for individuals. Managers need to understand the different sources of stress. Work demands and nonwork demands are the two major sources of stress that individuals face daily.

The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law

12. The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between workplace ethics and the law through a comparison of two employees who each view a situation differently at their job.

US Department of Labor: Role & Purpose

13. US Department of Labor: Role & Purpose

The federal government leaves much of the labor market in the hands of the free market, but it understands that workers need some support and protection. In this lesson, we'll learn about the U.S. Department of Labor and how it supports American workers.

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