The jobs of today look very different from the jobs our parents had. Whether you work in a cubicle or on a construction site, technology has changed – and is continuing to change – the ways we connect, communicate, and create in our careers. In the past, a college degree was enough to set you up for professional success. Today, employers want job candidates who also have the right skills to succeed.
That is why we have partnered with top employers, business leaders, and recruiters to identify 10 Skills that are critical to performing your best – not just in one field, but across all industries. These are skills that will prepare you for the needs of any future employer and set you up for success in a world that is constantly evolving.
As you work through this and other courses, consider how you can use these 10 Skills to achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals.
When we think of the world we live in, we often think of our physical surroundings. However, we’re an integral part of another world too – a DIGITAL world that we interact with every day. Learning how to navigate this digital world is essential to your personal and professional success. In this course, you’ll learn skills you can use to master the digital technology around you so that you can take control of your professional future and take your place in the digital world!
Today, technology is truly at your fingertips. You can download your favorite song, send an email to your professor, apply for jobs, share pictures of your kids, and even finish this entire course online.
As digital technology continues to evolve, it’s not just changing the way we interact; it’s also changing the way we do business. It’s creating a new digital world where anything is possible if you have the skills you need to succeed. That’s what this course is all about – learning the skills you need to face your digital future.
In this course, we’ll focus on four essential skills. They are:
In the first unit, you’ll discover how to hone the initiative you need to succeed in the digital workforce, learn some digital basics to increase your technology skill, and take a closer look at your own digital devices.
It’s time to start navigating your digital world and charting a course for your professional future! It’s time to discover the tech guru...in YOU.
In particular, we will focus on the following:
In this video, you’ll see the importance of becoming comfortable with technology and using it as a tool to increase your productivity.
Add video: Strayer Week 1 Video
As you begin your journey in CS1010, consider why these employability skills aren’t just beneficial to you, but also important to employers. In addition to the video that you watched this week, there will be videos throughout the course that tie the content to the skills of this course: technology, productivity, initiative, and results driven.