Job Ready Career Skills

Career Solutions Publishing

Job Ready Career Skills is a comprehensive software or online workplace success skills development resource with video lessons, practical work-ready content, and assessments.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Dependability, Systems & Strategies, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Workplace Ethics, Social Media Expectations, Time Management

Learner resources

  • Short, 10- to 20-minute lessons in five major course categories, including work habits, workplace effectiveness, business etiquette, communication skills, and the job search
  • Save or print certificates of completion for personal portfolio
  • Track individual progress when using the online version

Instructor and administrator resources

  • Software-based course in USB format or in online format
  • Five major course categories with approximately 240 short lessons from which instructors can choose to build classes
  • Each lesson includes two videos, quick assessments, pre- and post-tests, an optional extra activity, and student certificates of completion
  • The LMS- (Learning Management System) compatible Teacher’s Desktop, available with the online version of the resource, allows instructors to set up classes, select lessons for each class, create pre- and post-tests with pre-made questions, and monitor student learning
  • The Administrator’s Desktop allows administrators to view all schools, teachers, classes, and students in their district

Key Takeaways

  • The software-based course may appeal to educational sites with poor internet service.
  • Although written for high school students, the lessons are suitable for adult learners as they revolve around common work situations with photos and videos of people of all ages.
  • The program can be used for individualized learning and students can track their own progress.
  • Lessons can be used in group-based activities, giving the opportunity for peer learning and reflection.
  • Lessons offer personal and workplace success topics, such as Understanding Emotional Intelligence, as well as workplace etiquette topics, such as Keeping Phone Calls Professional.
  • Lessons are available in Spanish for programs with Spanish-speaking learners.
  • Video lessons offer accessibility settings, such as English closed-captioning and variable playback speeds.
  • Because site license pricing is designed for bulk purchase, this resource may not be suitable for smaller programs.

Career Solutions Publishing, founded in 1990, publishes career readiness and workplace success products under four categories: Employability and Work Readiness, Integrated Careers and Academics, Life and Careers, and the Quick Skills Series. The company started by publishing print materials for Cengage Learning and has since continued under its own label. More recently, the organization began publishing online materials, including Job Ready Career Skills.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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