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Developing Soft Skills: Getting a Job (and Keeping It) for High Schoolers

Whether your child is interested in getting a job while in high school, or preparing for a career post-graduation, they will need to develop 'soft skills'. These are characteristics that will help them not only keep, but excel at any job!
Emily Kendall, PhD Fellow | SchoolhouseForAmerica
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55 minute class

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Students will learn how to search for jobs, structure an application tapered to job skills, structure a resume, and ace a job interview. Students will learn about professional presence and about major soft skills that will be critical in finding success at a job.
I have counseled students on career readiness for three years, both on entry level jobs and career trajectories.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The textbook "Starting Out": Building Essential Life Skills, by McGraw Hill


Emily Kendall, PhD Fellow | SchoolhouseForAmerica
Lives in the United States
PreK-8 Certified Teacher; 6-12 Certified English/ Language Arts Teacher; 10 years experience as a Special Education Teacher; Currently earning my PhD in education at The University of Oklahoma!
7 total reviews
18 completed classes

About Me

Hey there! My name is Emily Kendall. My passion for education is to make it fun and purposeful for each student that I get the privilege to interact with!

I am currently a research fellow, earning my PhD in education at the University of... 
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