Employability Skills

In the 21st century world, students entering the job market are expected to have flexible skills in order to adapt to a changing work environment. For many teenagers and adults, learning English opens a wealth of new employment opportunities within an international context. As a result, it's important for English students to develop employability skills alongside their language skills.

Find out more about how to help your students develop their life skills with our latest employability videos and get your students to apply to our Mind Work Experience Competition

Mind Work Experience Competition

Win two weeks' work experience with Macmillan Education in London!

Mind Work Experience Competition

London calling! This year, we're offering adult English language students the chance to win two week's work experience in London. Enter our competition to make the most of your language skills and kick-start your international career.

Read the full details of our work experience competition to enter or share the details with your students. The competition closes on the 30th November 2016.

Use the handy checklist to help you enter the competition.

Enter the competition  Checklist

Career development tips for teachers

Professional development advice from teachers around the world

IATEFL interviews

As part of our focus to help teachers develop in their career, we sent Luke Vyner to the IATEFL conference in Birmingham to find out what advice teachers and conference attendees had for developing as professionals and progressing in their teaching careers.

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Interview with Chris Hadfield

Our very own Henry met the famous former Astronaut to discuss Life Skills

Chris Hadfield interview

Whether you work in outer space or in an office, you will benefit from building and using your life skills. In this interview Chris Hadfield discusses the skills that he believes are important in the working environment, including determination, team work and a focus on your interests.

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Skills for Work videos

Boost your students' employability with these 'Skills for Work' videos

Chris Hadfield interview

Use these videos from Open Mind to teach employability covering topics from interviewing and presentation skills to team-working and discussion skills. Our videos use work based scenarios to help your students understand employability skills in context.

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Writing a CV and Cover Letter

Teach your students how to write an effective CV and cover letter

Chris Hadfield interview

Being able to write an effective CV and cover letter could help your students get to the interview stage when they apply for a job or for work experience. In an increasingly competitive market it is essential that students know how to perfect their CV writing skills. These resources have a specific focus on applications for work experience and internships.

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