Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsSPEAKER: Congratulations. You're nearly at the end of week 2. It's now time to reflect on how you can pull together everything we've learned and apply it to your future career success. At the beginning of this course, we outlined the big questions of our investigation-- namely, what is teamwork? And why does it matter for my employability? And what teamwork skills do I have? And how can I most effectively demonstrate these to employers? After hearing from Deakin academics, senior industry leaders, and practicing professionals, including professional practise communication credential holders, as well as reflecting on your own experience in communication capabilities, you should have started to formulate and develop your own answers to these questions.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 secondsBy now, you should also have a good sense of your own teamwork skill level and what examples you could draw on to evidence your expertise to employers. You may also have some ideas about what you need to work on to raise yourself to the next level. If you're confident in your skills and believe you have examples and evidence appropriate to your level, you may want to consider applying for formal recognition of your capabilities by undertaking a Deakin Professional Practise credential assessment. I hope you've enjoyed learning more about the teamwork skills employers are looking for and gained new perspectives on your own teamwork capabilities and how you can draw on your own examples and experience to demonstrate these.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsThank you for joining me. Wherever your next steps take you, I wish you all the best.

Putting it all together

In this video, Andrea North-Samardzic talks about what you’ve learned and how to put it all together to answer the big questions posed in this course.

At the beginning of this course, we set out to answer two big questions: ‘What is teamwork and why does it matter for my employability?’ and ‘What teamwork skills do I have and how can I most effectively demonstrate these to employers?’.

By now, each of you will have come up with a very personal answer to these questions. Hopefully the material we’ve explored together in this course have contributed to your thinking.

What we covered

In Week 1 we explored what good teamwork looks like, its relationship to employability and practical tips for improving some of your key teamwork skills.

This included hearing different perspectives from employers, employees and your education team.

In Week 2 we examined how the world of work is changing and what this means in terms of a growing emphasis on key transferable skills like teamwork.

During this week you had the opportunity to benchmark your teamwork skills against formal qualifications frameworks and criteria before investigating what evidence you could draw on to demonstrate your teamwork expertise to employers.

Your task

Watch the video from Andrea and reflect on how what you’ve learned and how you would pull all this together to answer the big questions posed in this course.

In the comments, share and discuss your key takeaways from this course, including what your next steps will be.

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Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Teamwork

Deakin University

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