Developing Employability for Business

Paperback | December 4, 2013

byMaryvonne Lumley, James Wilkinson

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Employability is central to all university study; in an increasingly competitive graduate job market students enter Higher Education with their eyes already fixed on securing a job - their final destination. Written specifically for students, Developing Employability is an outstanding guide to the skills involved in job-hunting and entering the workplace. Straightforward, practical, and accessible, it allows students to develop, experience, and refine the techniques that will help them stand out fromthe crowd as they look forward to their future careers.Students are encouraged to engage and progress through the book; reflecting on their own skills and opportunities, and building up a wealth of practical expertise as they prepare to embark on the world of graduate employment for the first time. Developing Employability is not merely focused onstudents finding a job, but succeeding at work and moving on in their careers.A "project" woven throughout the book invites students to participate in practical, active learning; this step-by-step guide leads students through creating their own resources, such as personal development plans, e-portfolios, learning logs and CVs ensuring they are well prepared for the world ofwork. A breadth of invaluable employability skills can be acquired alongside, and aided by, academic study as Developing Employability covers entrepreneurship, social media and non-traditional routes into work, alongside conventional graduate employers.Developing Employability 1/e is supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre, featuring: Student resources:* Skills audit form* Examples of online application form questions* Targeted web links * Audio podcasts with practitioners, students and graduatesLecturer resources:* Brief notes guiding lecturers on how to run the project* Tutorial activities for those who are not running the project* Notes on how to guide students in their own skills audit

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Employability is central to all university study; in an increasingly competitive graduate job market students enter Higher Education with their eyes already fixed on securing a job - their final destination. Written specifically for students, Developing Employability is an outstanding guide to the skills involved in job-hunting and ent...

Maryvonne Lumley lectures in employability related subjects to both full time and employed, part time students in the International Business School at the University of West London. Her extensive commercial experience, which has included recently overseeing an Investors in People project, gives her firsthand insights into current worki...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199672458

ISBN - 13:9780199672455

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Table of Contents

How to use this bookSection One: Identifying and Building Employability Assets1. Introduction2. Skills Audit, Learning Logs and Portfolio-building3. Reflection and Transferable Skills4. Enhancing your Profile: Standing Out from the CrowdSection Two: Developing Essential Employability Skills5. Working on projects: at University and Work6. Team Work 1: Getting started7. Team Work 2: Maintenance8. Customer-facing SkillsSection Three: Into Work9. Preparing the Evidence10. Finding a Job11. Career Management: Creating Opportunities12. Into Work

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"This book stands out with its focus on both the nature of employability as well as supporting the reader through the journey of self discovery and presenting that discovery to employers." --John Watkins, Coventry University London Campus