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Employability Skills Lesson #3 Career & Technical Education

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 Content Standard 1.0 – Demonstrate Employability Skills for Career Readiness


o Performance Standard 1.1 – Demonstrate Personal Qualities and People Skills
 1.1.7 – Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness by contributing new ideas and
working with initiative

Overview & Instructions: Employability skills are a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market
participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace – to the benefit
of themselves, their employer and the economy. These are skills that you have developed inside and outside of
school that you can transfer to the workplace. Many students have the employability skills that many companies
are looking for, but they may not realize that they have them. Read through this document and answer the
questions below. When complete, save and upload this document to Microsoft Teams. When complete, save this
document and upload it to Microsoft Teams under Employability Skills Lesson #3.

Culture Add

When talking about culture fit, we don’t mean falling into a “hire like me” mentality. If all employees act and think
the same, your company will not thrive. Instead, look for candidates who share the same beliefs and values as your
organization, but also bring diversity of thought and experience that will drive the company forward. This is called
a ‘culture add’. Research shows that employees who are good culture fits are more likely to stay with the company
and will have greater performance and job satisfaction. Here are some of the most popular questions, related to
culture, that are asked during interviews:

1. What are three things that are most important to you in a job?
2. Tell me about a time in the last week when you’ve been satisfied, energized and productive while
working. What were you doing?
3. What is the most interesting thing about you that is not on your résumé?
4. What would make you choose to work at this company instead of others?
5. What is the biggest misconception your colleagues have about you and why do they think that?

Activity

Choose two questions from the list above. Construct a paragraph using 4-5 sentences that effectively answers the
question. Type the question below and use the boxes to type your responses. Please use complete sentences.

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