Thinking about employment skills for primary children seems to be jumping the gun but the foundation of employment skills starts from day one. Parents can help children develop the skills, qualities and attitudes that will help them thrive in tomorrow’s world of work.
Parents can help young people prepare for interviews by helping them think of possible questions well before an important interview. Even knowing that they have thought about possible questions gives students greater confidence.
If your teenager has had a negative experience at an interview, always offer encouragement as well as empathizing. Give the message that it’s okay not to get the first job or the first leadership position we apply for. Stress that each interview is a learning experience. Which question was unexpected? What would have been a better answer? Which question was difficult to answer?