IP 10

Employability Skills

Getting a job is not easy because there are tons of factors employers look at before hiring someone. Employers want to hire people who have the skills and experiences that can benefit them. Here are some skills employers look for in a worker.

  1. Communication: Communication skills can be about talking or writing It can mean being able to talk to people confidently either in person, online, or over the phone and being able to write adequate emails.
  2. Teamwork: This means being able to work well with others. Either with your co-workers and customers.
  3. Problem Solving: Problem Solving skills are necessary when working in a field where you face hard decisions often. It means being able to solve problems properly under pressure or facing difficulties. You would need to think logically to think of a solution.
  4. Self- management: This means doing your work without people having to check on you. You should be able to stay on task at all times and not get distracted easily. It also involves doing your work on time and properly.
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Not everyone has all these skills and it is hard to have them. If you do have them, there are always some ways to improve them. Here are some ways to develop or improve your skills.

  1. Communication
    1. Blogging
    2. Writing assignments or essays
    3. Doing presentations
    4. Working in customer service as experience
    5. Volunteering
  2. Teamwork
    1. Working in groups and compromising
    2. Joining organizations or groups
  3. Problem Solving
    1. Doing research assignments
    2. Talking to people about how they solve problems
    3. Dealing with problems
  4. Self- management
    1. Making a schedule and sticking to it
    2. When doing homework, try not to get distracted and stay on task

You can use these skills when working, and throughout the process of getting a job. You can also mention them in your resume and cover letter to let the employer know more about you.

 

 

 

IP 10

Can Virtual Reality Replace Reality?

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Virtual reality is an artificial environment experienced through sensory stimuli from  a computer and where your actions determine what happens in the environment. The picture on the left is a Google Cardboard which you can wear to experience virtual reality. There are many disagreements about it virtual reality is good or bad. Here are some of the pros and cons of virtual reality:

Pros

  • People with disabilities, for example, paralysis, can experience walking.
  • Can experience things that are impossible.
  • Can be used in various fields: People training can have a more realistic practice. Can be used in various fields such as military, education, health care.
  • Gives detailed views: Can make tourism easier. People can plan their trips by seeing the locations.
  • Helps connect with people.
  • Can use it for school: Teachers can use it at school to show students different countries or places they are learning about.

Cons

  • People can get addicted to the virtual reality world.
  • Training is not accurate: If someone uses it to train for work, they can do it in virtual reality but might not be able to do it in the real world.

In my opinion, virtual reality would be more beneficial. You can learn and experience new things. It can also be educational and help the disabled.