Brilliant Employability Skills emphasises the need for students to create their own individual employability profile and brand in order to compete successfully in today's highly competitive market place for graduate jobs. It is just as important to be able to market yourself as it is to secure your degree. In todays' job market having a degree is just one piece of the puzzle. A good degree no longer sets you apart from other candidates this book will provide you with the tools and techniques to allow you to gain and communicate the range of employability skills and behaviours that will make you stand out form the crowd and get the job that you want.
The market and demand for practical books on employability is increasing in the UK where the introduction of, and increase in tuition fees and the resulting high levels of student debt are forcing Universities to ensure that their graduates can compete successfully in the graduate job market. This book will focus on students in their first and second year of study, although the tools can equally be applied to those students in their final year and masters programs. The book will aim to encourage students to start creating their employability skills from the commencement of their studies.
Frances Trought is a Senior Lecturer in Business & Management at LSBU, where she has developed a Student Employability module that is being rolled out across the University. Frances also organizes regular employability skills events for students across disciplines, featuring celebrity achievers and entrepreneurs such as Tim Campbell (The Apprentice) and Levi Roots (Dragon's Den)
About the author
1 Not just a degree, a brilliant degree
2 The job market
3 Brilliant career planning
4 Finding a Brilliant job
5 Developing a Brilliant you
6 Communicating your Brilliance
7 A Brilliant future
Appendix: I Brand Worksheets