In this short, 40-minute microprogram you will learn verbal and non-verbal communication skills including how to be a better listener, mastering your first impression, the art of persuasion and how to control the flow of the conversation. Learning the skills to communicate more effectively will help you in all areas of life.
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VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Core skills you will gain:
Get ready, it’s time to master the art of persuasion. This short 40-minute Upskilling microprogram will give you communication soft skills to help you navigate life and your future career. Being able to clearly express your ideas, empathise with others and ask for clarification from colleagues is critical to succeeding in a collaborative workplace.
Gain real-world work experience anywhere, anytime. Meet industry mentors, discover career pathways, and join a national community.
Complete at your own speed, and gain progressive skills from beginner to advanced.
Touch-base with a community facilitator and receive personalised guidance at every step of the experience.
Boost your communication and project management skills in one go, and get key stakeholders on board with your idea.
Network with industry mentors and receive one-on-one feedback on your projects.
Receive digital proof of your experience and celebrate your accomplishment with future employers.
Get help from our community
Get personalised support and feedback from our team, mentors and fellow students.
Build your network
Make connections, discover career opportunities, and collaborate with humans from across Australia.
Gain practical skills and insights from a community of industry experts.
“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”
“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”
“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”
“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”
"I absolutely loved this virtual work experience. I feel like I learned a lot, and everything I did learn I will be able to apply to anything I do in the future."
"The team put so much effort into making sure you get a lot out of the experience. My favourite part was meeting with industry mentors, and it was really beneficial to see what a real industry career could look like. The experience has helped me with my decision making in year 12."
"Work experience has confirmed my passion for working in a particular field and motivated me to work hard to realise my dreams."
"The Grandshake community has been very engaging and welcoming."
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