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 for students to be able to market themselves as it is to secure a degree. In today’s job market having a degree is just one piece of the puzzle. A good degree no longer sets students apart from other candidates – this book will provide students with the tools and techniques to allow them to gain and communicate the range of employability skills and behaviours that will make them stand out form the crowd and get the job that they 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.