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Confident Speaker on Stage

The BEST Tips For Building Public Speaking Skills

The dread of giving speeches, making presentations and general public speaking may follow us even beyond high school. However, they are some of the most important life skills that you can have. Knowing facts and having great ideas is important. But being able to express those in an eloquent way is key to being successful. The best way to get better at public speaking is to keep practicing. There are also various resources out there that can turn even the shyest person into a powerful public speaker.
The education of the future

Education for the Future – Which Skills Will Be Essential for 2050?

With technology developing faster than ever, the world of working is changing too. In order to keep up with the challenges of the future, education must adapt to the new environment. But which changes are necessary, and which skills will be essential for the next 30 years? In an interview with Kolbrún Pálsdóttir I wanted to find out how the world of education will have to change in the next three decades, in a world with artificial intelligence, automation, and evolving technology. 
Online Etiquette

Digital Skills – Gmail Lifehacks and Online Etiquette

Did you know that, on average, workers spend 2.5 hours a day checking emails? In the era of information overload, it is crucial to put boundaries in place in order to prevent online and offline worlds from colliding. In this article we will cover useful Gmail lifehacks as well as the basic principles of email communication that will help you to take control of the emails in your life and not the other way around.
Explore your creativity

Digital Skills: Top Canva Lifehacks

Eye-pleasing design can make all the difference when it comes to presenting information. And a platform like Canva can easily provide you with free tools to spice up your visuals. In this article we will talk about lifehacks and shortcuts that will help you make the most of Canva’s free version.
World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day: Aspiring to Develop a Resilient Youth

When we think about young people, we tend to imagine them full of potential, skills, and opportunities. However, the struggles they face are not small. Globally, one in five young people are not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). In support of addressing the challenges and shortcomings faced by today’s young adults, Youth Time joins the worldwide observation of World Youth Skills Day (WYSD).
WhatsApp Lifehacks concept

WhatsApp Lifehacks: Digital Skills You Must Learn

WhatsApp has become an ultimate messenger for more than 200 million people who send 29 million messages every minute. WhatsApp allows us to stay connected and makes our life easier by providing instant access to information. To make the experience more tech-savvy, the app has several features that many of us overlook. In this article you will learn about 11 WhatsApp lifehacks that will make your user experience more fun and meaningful.
Google Search tips

Google Search Tips: Digital Skills You Must Have

Google is one of the tools that we use without a second thought. When it comes to technology like this, we may not even recognize its full potential to make our life easier. But every now and again we come across a lifehack that completely changes the way we do something and we wonder about why we haven’t learnt about it earlier. In this article you will learn about 15+ shortcuts to help you google like a pro.
Cognitive Flexibility

Top 10 Future Skills: Cognitive Flexibility

Just as we train our body, our brain requires us to have some exercises in place for keeping it agile. In this article we will cover cognitive flexibility and the phenomena that allow us to acquire knowledge and the factors that hinder us from doing so. According to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report, cognitive flexibility is amongst the top 10 skills which will help you stay competitive in the workforce of 2020. This ability is also referred to as “shifting”, and it describes switching between different mental sets, tasks, or strategies.
Customer orientation skills

TOP 10 Future Skills: Service Orientation

The main rule of business: “A happy customer is a repeat customer.” Whether you are starting a small business or you work with clients, develop these skills and strategies to boost your sales and provide a competitive customer experience. With the rise of automation comes the rise of soft skills. According to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report, service orientation is amongst the top 10 skills that will help you to stay competitive in the workforce of 2020.
Future skills on Iceland, Industrial robotic arms

Iceland – Future Skills for Workplace Sustainability

The job market is constantly changing as new technology is developed. It has been a common theme in human history to fear robots taking over our jobs. In a way, this has been happening for decades, albeit not in a sci-fi horror movie way. Technology has made its way into our daily lives and workplaces. All sorts of tasks are being automated and processes digitized. Many don’t even realize it, but various forms of AI are already in our workplaces. Even countries like Iceland, despite being small in size and population, are experiencing tech-related changes.
Top 10 Future Skills Negotiation

Top 10 Future Skills: Negotiation

With the rise of automation, comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting; and in order to keep up with the change, workers need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skill is negotiation.
Pondering over decisions

Top 10 Future Skills: Judgment and Decision Making

With the rise of automation comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting, and in order to keep up with the change, workers need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skills are judgment and decision making.
Man versus brain

Top 10 Future Skills: Emotional Intelligence

With the rise of automation comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting; and in order to keep up with the change, workers need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skill is emotional intelligence, EI or EQ.
Multitasking Manager

The Top 10 Future Skills: People Management and Coordination

With the rise of automation, comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting, and in order to keep up with the change, workers need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skills are People Management and Coordination.
Future skills creativity

Top 10 Future Skills: Creativity

With the rise of automation comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting; and in order to keep up with the change, workers need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skill is creativity.
critical thinking

Top 10 Future Skills: Critical Thinking

With the rise of automation, comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting; and in order to keep up with the change, workers will need to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you to thrive in 2020. And today’s skill is critical thinking.
ILO Skills Challenge

ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call: Finding Solutions to Skill Mismatch

The International Labor Organization is calling on individuals and organizations to share innovative ideas and solutions to address the skills mismatch challenge. The winner will receive a $50,000 grant and technical support to implement the proposed solution. Six-month innovation lab for the winning projects will include boot camps and remote mentoring to transform the idea into a prototype.

Top 10 Future Skills: Complex Problem Solving

With the rise of automation, comes the rise of soft skills. The landscape of work is shifting; and in order to keep up with the change, workers needs to develop competencies that machines won’t tackle. In this series we talk about the top 10 soft skills that will help you thrive in 2020. And today’s skill is complex problem solving or CPS.
Fully Funded Leadership Skills Training For Youth Workers In The Czech Republic

Fully Funded Leadership Skills Training For Youth Workers In The Czech Republic

A non-formal group of young people from Brno, Czech Republic called Czekobanda is inviting young people to apply for the fully funded leadership skills training Braveheart. The training course is based on the experiential and outdoor learning methodology. Deadline to apply is November 30. 

Soft Skills As A Crucial Component Of Success

Scientists at Harvard University have conducted research into the causes and foundations of success and have reported that 85 per cent of career growth depends on a person’s soft skills. Soft skills are a set of skills and knowledge that increase the effectiveness of work and communication. Every person can easily develop those skills in order to succeed!

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International Volunteer Day: A Kosovar’s Journey in Lisbon

Youth Time highlights young inspiring voices bringing positive changes through different activities in their communities. In this piece, joining the worldwide celebration of International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development on December 5th, we will talk to the 27-year old, Leon Gojani from Kosovo, volunteering in the city built on seven hills- Lisbon, Portugal.

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Our homes have always been one of the essential things in our lives. More than just a shelter, it's a place where we can be ourselves, express our personalities, hide away from the world, or welcome a small part of it into a unique space.

How to Present Yourself in the Best Way?

Meeting new people can be daunting for many of us. There are so many things running through our minds. We get hyperconscious by how we present ourselves, how we're dressed, or how the other person is reacting.

Are Online Job Scams On The Rise Due To Covid-19?

With a pandemic drawing us online, our work has followed suit, creating a potent breeding ground for job scams. So how can young people spot the dangers and not fall down the trap of quick employment?

Eco-Friendly Christmas Guide Part One: Greener Gifts & Wrapping

Americans alone generate 25 million tons of garbage during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This guide can help you make a few simple changes to eliminate unnecessary waste and have a more sustainable holiday season.