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Want to guarantee your child will eventually move out? Teach them this one skill.
College tuition is at an all-time high and the qualifications to get accepted are higher than ever. But landing a spot and earning a degree doesn’t guarantee you a regular paycheck. J.T. O’Donnell is founder and CEO of WorkItDaily, a career support website. She talked to a human resources manager who says even though people have a degree—and in some cases a Masters or PHD—they don’t always have the skills to match.
Instead employers say what’s missing is the ability to be resourceful and solve problems. This is especially true with millennials who rely on their devices and the internet but lack the ability to think on their feet. So how do you make sure your kids get hired?
Don’t just praise them for getting the correct answer. Instead praise them for the effort they used to get to the answer. This builds confidence and creates the internal satisfaction they get from solving a problem.
Plus it could mean getting to turn their room into your home gym.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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