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Here are some useful resources from the ILO Decent Jobs for Youth learning portal:

  1. How to choose my future profession? Detailed guide for job seekers  

This first guide in the “Building my future at work” collection, presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world. Access the guide here available in English, French and Spanish.

  1. How to organize my job search? A step-by-step guide for job seekers and those who support them

This newly published guide explains how to define an effective job search strategy. It helps job seekers understand the job market, define targets, create communication tools and media, use the internet, and ultimately, successfully integrate into the new company. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counsellors at employment agencies around the world. Access the guide here in English, French and Spanish.

  1. The OECD Career Readiness project 

It is a platform designed to provide new advice to governments, schools, employers and other stakeholders on how to best prepare young people to compete in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) labour market. Drawing on international datasets, the project identifies the career-related factors that make a difference to young people’s success in adult employment and shares the findings through diverse formats including policy briefs, working papers and webinars. Access here in English.

  1. Portal de Empleo EMPLÉATE/Employment Portal Empléate

This online platform connects job seekers with employers in Spain. On this platform, you can find job vacancies, take a short test to discover the options that suit your profile, and learn more about labour market information and trends. Access here in English and Spanish.

  1. Employment Map in Spain by Fundación Telefónica

The employment map is an interactive tool that, thanks to Big Data technology, analyses the job offers in Spain to show the occupations and skills that are most in-demand, as well as their evolution in time. What do you want to start with? Access here in English and Spanish.

  1. Call for Proposals for An Evidence Synthesis Paper on Digital Skills For Youth Employment In Africa

This week the INCLUDE platform published an open call for proposals for an evidence synthesis paper (ESP) on Digital Skills for Youth Employment in Africa. The research paper is intended to provide insights into the complexities of digital literacy and digital skills on the African continent to policy and practice around youth employment in Africa. The deadline for proposals is 17 January 2022. Please find the full call for proposals via this link.

  1. The Youth@Work Webinar Series: Key Insights and Webinar Recordings Now Available!

The Webinar Series explored the challenges and opportunities of six aspects of youth employment: 1) digitalization & future of work; 2) the enabling environment 3) employment in the rural economy; 4) youth employment in crises and conflict; 5) policies and government actions for youth employment; and 6) youth employment in the green economy. Access the evidence synthesis papers, key insights and webinar recordings on the news pages.

  1. Webinar: Digital Learning 2.0: Scaling Up Learning and Skills @ 2021 Global Forum for Children and Youth

Participated by key stakeholders including UN organizations such as ILO, World Bank, GenU, UNICEF and prominent academic institutions and private sector, the session on digital learning reflected on the education, as well as focused on the need to skill older youth and connect them to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities as countries recover economically. Access recording here!

  1. Report: What Are Students’ Online Perceptions and Concerns on Tertiary Education And Employment In Sub-Saharan Africa?

This research paper provides critical analysis on the digital ecosystems of students in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Ghana. It mapped a student’s learning journey and conducted comparative analysis on school-to-work transition collected from 4 countries, highlighting similarities and differences across countries. Access full report here.

 

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