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Employability
Making the Most of Your Career Development



© 2016 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017*

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Keen to succeed in today’s competitive job market?  Want to learn how to make the most of longer-term graduate career development opportunities?

 

This handy guide is the gateway to help you understand the academic and practical aspects of employability and to make the most of your longer-term graduate employability development.

 

Inside you’ll find:

  • A critical examination of theory to help with your employability studies
  • Practical insights through real-world case studies on everything from job applications, to using work experience and networking effectively
  • Specially commissioned employer, university, adviser and graduate insights from organisations large and small, as diverse as investment banking and international development aid giving you the inside track on what employers are looking for and how to develop your career.

This essential guide equips you with the knowledge and practical guidance you need to achieve your full potential during your studies, into your first role, and in your career beyond.


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Chapter 1 - Introduction
 
Chapter 2 - Changing Patterns of Career
 
Chapter 3 - Preparing for Work
 
Chapter 4 - Finding Work
 
Chapter 5 - Workplace Learning and Development
 
Chapter 6 - Progress and Navigation
 
Chapter 7 - Managing Yourself
 
Chapter 8 - Conclusion and Finding your Own Story

Employability examines the challenges facing students and those already in work in the contemporary employment market. Its practical approach, interspersed with relevant theory, provides useful hints, tips and practical suggestions, making it a must-read for those who want to understand and explore a wide spectrum of employability-related questions and issues. I would recommend this book to anyone who is on the employability journey.

Susan Durbin
University of the West of England, UK

Employability is a comprehensive reference for students of the topic, blended with top tips and industry insights for those seeking to enhance their own career next steps.

 

Anthony Ainsworth
SVP, Global Marketing, E.ON SE

Grounded in solid research, Employability is full of thought provoking, challenging and above all practical exercises to support you in whatever stage you are at in your journey into the world of work; whether not yet started, in your first role, or in the middle of a successful career this is an invaluable and helpful guide.

 

  

Andy Foster
UK & Western Europe, HR Director, Commercial, RSA

A very useful textbook, well structured and laid out; making it easy to navigate through.

Appropriate for tutors and students alike.

Mr Stuart Priestley
Sport, Myerscough College
October 19, 2016

A great book to blend employment into higher education. Lots of strategies to meet government requirements.

Mrs Chrissie Louise Draper
Education , Derby College
October 6, 2016

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Chapter 3 - Preparing for Work


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