Skills for Work Videos

Featuring staff members in work-related scenarios, each video instalment tackles a different workplace skill including interviewing for a new job to working in a team.

Use the accompanying lesson plans, videos and activities to cover essential employability topics in the classroom.

Interview Skills

When interviewing for a new job, it's important to be prepared, have confidence and leave a positive impression on potential employers. Watch the video and help your students to recognise the differences between good and bad interview skills through the accompanying activities.

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Group Discussion Skills

Understanding the differences between positive and negative approaches to participating in group discussions is hugely valuable in a workplace scenario. To facilitate a successful group discussion, it's important to be proactive and ensure that everyone plays a part in maintaining a productive structure.

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Group Discussion skills

Presentation Skills

It is natural to find presentations stressful or scary, and this can be made worse by getting bad feedback that can undermine your confidence. In this video you will get practical examples of how you can improve your presentation skills, as well as your ability to feedback to presenters in a helpful and constructive way.

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Influencing and Persuading Skills

Being able to persuade and influence are important skills in the workplace. Sometimes it can make your life a lot easier if you are able to persuade your colleagues to do things your way. However, it can be difficult to do this in a diplomatic way. In this video we will see the dos and don'ts of influencing and persuading.

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Understanding Decision-making styles

When you have to make difficult decisions at work, how can you make sure you don't upset your colleagues who may be directly affected by these decisions? Watch this 5th video from our 'Open Mind Skills for Work' series and download the accompanying worksheets and teachers’ notes.

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Team-working Skills

Working as a team is extremely important in different work situations, as it is the best way to find solutions efficiently, keep a positive working atmosphere and remain diplomatic. Watch this 6th video from our 'Open Mind Skills for Work' series and download the accompanying worksheets and teachers’ notes.

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