University of Kent, based on a number of surveys on the skills required by graduates undertaken by Microsoft, Target Jobs, the BBC, Prospects, NACE and AGR and other organisations, has produced a summary of the skills which were most often deemed important.has.
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Communication Skills: Speaking and Listening
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The University of Northampton is one of England’s younger universities: it only won the status in 2005. But it is also top of the league when it comes to getting its students into work. In 2010-11, six months after leaving the university, only 4 per cent of its former undergraduates were unemployed. Explaining its success, … Continue reading »
We’re sleepwalking into a crisis. There is much talk of the ‘lost generation’ of frustrated, angry, debt-ridden 20-somethings with diminishing career prospects. Yet employers continue to wring their hands as they pore over inadequate job applications or realise they’ve hired graduates with little grasp of what the world of work actually requires of them. So … Continue reading »
Employability is based on a set of individual characteristics. It is not equivalent to employment, but rather a prerequisite for (gainful) employment. It pertains to someone’s relative ability to obtain and maintain gainful employment, as well as make successful transitions from one job to the next, either within the same company or field or to … Continue reading »
Universities / Employability / Professional experience and interpersonal skills are the biggest areas of improvement for graduates
The Global Employability Survey is an online survey conducted amongst recruiters in 20 countries worldwide with the objective of determining what makes the ideal graduate on a longer term. The survey focuses on the following subjects: What qualities should the ideal graduate have? What qualities make a graduate more employable in the long run? Which … Continue reading »
“Many employers still feel that graduates are missing key skills when they leave university. We take a look at some of the ways MathWorks is collaborating with universities to bridge the skills gap between education and industry.” writes Keri Allan in Bridging the skills gap on eandt.theiet.org. “Mathworks works closely with both universities and industry as its computational tools, which include MATLAB and Simulink, are … Continue reading »
Employability has become a familiar and commonplace term, used by employers and the media in the post economic-crisis job market. But what does “employability” actually mean and what is its relevance for school leavers? Employability refers to a person’s ability to secure a job, to remain employed, and to progress and perform well in their … Continue reading »
Microsoft’s Elevate America programs focus on “providing technology skills training, and resources to help people find employment.” reports Andrea L. Taylor Director of Community Affairs in North America, Microsoft on blogs.technet.com. The programs includes those initiatives: A veterans initiative helps U.S. veterans to transition from military to civilian employment. A community initiative focuses on working in … Continue reading »
History Degree | Employability : History students consider that degree provides important transferable skills
In his report International Students in History: A Comparative Study of First-Year Transition, 2009-2010, M.H.Beals surveys students on the impact of their higher education in History on their employability. Students were asked about whether or not their history degree would help them to get a job after graduation, either indirectly or directly. The Indirect Value of a … Continue reading »
The Centre for Employment Studies Research – CESR’s Review present in its January issue (downloadable), Nick Wilton which deciphers for his reader the different meaning of employability. “The term ‘employability’ has gradually permeated the national consciousness, increasingly used across a variety of policy areas including higher education, social welfare and public finance. However, despite its … Continue reading »