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Life Skills for Enhancing Employability and Competency

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LIFE SKILLS FOR ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY AND COMPETENCY
K. SATISH KUMAR, DEPT. OF ENGLISH SRI Y.N.COLLEGE, NARSAPUR

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
- Gandhiji
"Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies."
- Ann Landers
In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the
upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on
the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal."                         -
Nisami

Things cannot be expected to turn up of themselves. We must, in a measure,
assist to turn them up.                                         - Charles Dickens

      Every person in the world is different and every person has a right
to be employed. However, not everyone gets employment according to
his/her skills because of which most end up in wrong careers. Although
there is a career for everyone, finding the right one suiting the
candidate is often ignored. For an employer, it has always been a
challenge to find a candidate with right employability skills.
According to a survey entitled “Achieving Necessary Skills” conducted
by TMI First, more than 50% graduates pass out without basic knowledge
required to find and hold onto a good job.

"Employability refers to a person's capability of gaining initial
employment, maintaining employment, and obtaining new employment In
simple terms, employability is about being capable of getting and
keeping work.

What are Employability Skills?

Employability skills are those core skills within the curriculum, well
developed within many departments. Employability skills include key
skills BUT have an emphasis on relating skills beyond the academic
setting to an employment context. In order to secure suitable
employment, students also need help developing the skills to actively
market themselves.

Employability skills are those attributes of a student which not only...

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