1. You, the Life Skills students, identified and listed a number of important skills a person would need to be hired on Adam Rojek’s Lifespan team. The skills we identified are often called ‘soft skills‘ or ‘human skills‘. Many companies focus, as much and sometimes more, on a person’s ‘soft skills‘ than ‘hard skills‘ like computer programming, marketing, accounting, math, pharmacy, etc. Identify 2 of the skills listed on our classroom white Board that you already possess. Then, explain why a company should believe you already posses these skills. This question brings us back to a former class lesson on ‘story telling’. Your answer will reflect how well you tell your personal story during a job interview and how convincing your story telling abilities are. Companies will not automatically accept you have these skills you claim you possess. Companies want examples where you’ve exhibited these skills. Please send your well expressed, convincing statement with perfect spelling and well constructed, short sentences to my email address by Thursday, 2/9, 3:45am. Thank you.
2. Read the story of Jack Ma in our “Change” textbook from pages 30 to page 34 posted on this web site. Please identify, in a well expressed statement, the ‘soft skills’ Jack Ma possesses which have enabled him to become one of the most successful business people in the world today. You may identify ‘soft skills’ which we didn’t list on our classroom white board today but you believe have been critical to Jack Ma’s success. Please send your well expressed, convincing statement with perfect spelling and well constructed, short sentences to my email address by Thursday, 2/9, 3:45am. Thank you.
3. Our next guest for our Life Skills class will be Don Mays, the Director of the Intercultural Center at Roger Williams University. Get to class early.