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Employability and Life Skills

August 14, 2011

How does one improve his Employability. His ability to get job and his ability to achieve higher promotions.

The recent report suggests that more than 75% of the graduates who pass out of Indian Universities are unemployable. How does this happen?  The students who studies for about 15 years are considered unemployable. Strange because the focus is more into academics and completion the Syllabus. This does not influence the individual either at their personal level or in their ability to move around with people or in their ability to withstand emotional upheavel or stress.

Life skills which are considered as Psycho-Social competencies helps individual to understand himself better, his areas of interests, his values, his strengths and based on a good knowledge the individual would be confident about himself (Self Confidence), he would estimate himself to be a better person (Self Esteem). Life Skills helps individual to understand their Self Identity and hence would be very clear about their Self Concept.

Effective communication which is a core life skills when practised by individuals in their day to day life would help them to become an excellent communicators which would lead to better job prospects.

Interpersonal Relationship Skills which is another Core Life skills enables, encourages and increases to be able to relate with others better. Life skills helps people to understand the need to relate with other individuals (soft skills) and trains them so that they become competent in their interpersonal skills.

When individuals practice Life skills they become more competent and ofcourse more employable

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