Segments in this Video

Basic Job Skills (00:50)


Many basic job skills involve people skills and personal qualities that enable a person to fit in, get along with co-workers, and do well in the process. These skills are important to getting and keeping a job.

Professional Behavior and Ethics (04:01)

Professional behavior includes being reliable, responsible, and punctual. Etiquette, business ethics, and illegal activities are explained.

Communication Skills (06:00)

Four areas of communication essential for job security are reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Tips are included for effective listening, writing, reading, public speaking, and meetings.

Leadership and Teamwork Skills (05:31)

The effectiveness of workplace teams can affect profits and employee satisfaction. Learn about people skills and the components and problems of teamwork and leadership. Group leaders can be a major factor in the success of group projects.

Problem Solving Skills (03:51)

In today's workplace, workers must be smarter than the machines they work with. Skills associated with problem solving include being attentive, seeing problems as challenges and opportunities, being a creative thinker, and more.

Organization and Time Management (03:58)

Making choices is part of time management. Tips for making wise choices for time management and organization are included. Time wasters include personal texting and calls.

Research and Information Management (04:56)

As with all research, it is essential to be able to trust the sources. Tips for source evaluation are included. After research, information is organized and a retrieval system is created. Presentation of information takes many forms.

Credits: Doing the Job: Basic Job Skills (00:34)

Credits: Doing the Job: Basic Job Skills

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Doing The Job: Basic Job Skills

Part of the Series : Get Hired and Go: The Complete Guide To Getting a Job and Doing It Right
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An employee’s best qualities may have little to do with technical or clerical issues. Often, it is a professional attitude that makes a worker valuable—an array of personal strengths that enable her or him to accomplish goals, get along with colleagues, and rise through the ranks. This video brings those all-too-elusive aspects of job success into focus, exploring professional behavior, ethics, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and information management. Discussions focus on collaboration, taking initiative, and office etiquette; the hazards of procrastination, dishonesty, and unethical actions; the ability to take and give constructive criticism; the four C’s of good writing (be clear, concise, compelling, and correct); effective uses for technology in completing projects and presenting work; and much more. A Cambridge Educational Production. Part of the series Get Hired and Go: The Complete Guide To Getting a Job and Doing It Right. (30 minutes)

Length: 31 minutes

Item#: FMK42288

ISBN: 978-1-61733-676-8

Copyright date: ©2011

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