Essential Skills for Success our Kids Aren’t Learning | POF148


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If you are looking for a great grad gift, you’ll want to consider my guest’s book: “Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You”. Why you ask? Because the way our kids are being taught to prepare for their future is NOT TEACHING THEM THE SKILLS THEY REALLY NEED!

My guest, Mark Herschberg (he’s amazing - read his bio below!) and I talk about the skills our kids need to learn in order to have jobs they love, make a great income and have everything they want in life and for their families. BUT in order to be really successful, there are relevant, timeless and universal skills our kids need to learn so they can make more money, thrive in their careers and have a happy life!

Being successful in any career and life isn't about how smart you are but more about how you can relate to other people and communicate effectively. In my conversation with Mark, we talk about these skills:

  • Career Planning
  • Working Effectively
  • Interviews
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Negotiations
  • Ethics
  • Developing these skills at an organisation

Every parent of a teenager or grad needs to hear what Mark has to say!

For a copy of Marks resources:

The Career Toolkit Development Program

Career Plan Questions

Candidate Interview Questions

The Career Toolkit Hiring Sheet and MORE, you can download it from the Parent Toolbox.

About Mark Herschberg

Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals. He was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his social gatherings, including his annual Halloween party, as well as his diverse cufflink collection.

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