So it’s natural to push your child to acquire the

skills he’ll need to survive in it.

But in addition to technical skills, employers also look for many non-technical abilities.

According to a 1988 study, employers want workers who:

• Have mastered the three Rs — reading, writing and arithmetic.

• Have good “people skills”— know how to be a team player.

• Speak and listen well.

• Think creatively.

• Know how to solve problems.

• Have high self-esteem.

• Have learned how to learn.

• Pursue career and personal development.

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