#27  Complete the following statement: 

70 % of American businesses say their new hires have ...

GREAT basic job skills
POOR basic job skills
High School Performance?
Who cares what you do in high school?
Actually, your future employers will care. A lot.

Check out what Maryland businesses said in a 2001 survey:
  • 60 percent of companies said they need better written communication skills than they see in most job applicants. 57 percent said the same thing about problem-solving skills.
  • 74 percent said that everyone they hire must have basic computer skills.
  • Nearly half said they check the high school records of job applicants. So there's close to a 50-50 chance that they'll check yours.

Think about what you do in school now.
It's how you'll be judged later!

So ... How can you prepare yourself ?

#84  Students who take harder courses in high school earn, by the time they are 27 years old, 13.1 percent more in wages than those who do not. 

Source: U.S. Department of Education

#38  Who will ask to see your high school record (transcript) after you graduate?

Colleges
Employers
Both of the above.