Graduate Employability in Context

Theory, Research and Debate

Author: Michael Tomlinson,Leonard Holmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137571683

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 6103

This book explores the highly significant and contested area of graduate employability and employment which is paid so much attention by those in the media and policy-makers. This is driven largely by concerns over the wider economic impact and value of graduates as increasing numbers complete their studies in higher education. At a time when graduates are seen as key to economic success, the critical question remains as to how their employability plays out in a changing labour market. This book brings together innovative approaches and research to present an extensive survey of the field. It provides insight on what is a complex and often elusive social and economic problem, ranging from how graduate employability is constructed as an economic and policy agenda to explorations of how graduates manage the transition from higher education to paid employment and finally to suggest future directions for curricula, policy and research.
Posted in Education

Brilliant Employability Skills

How to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market

Author: Frances Trought

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292158921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

View: 8937

What makes you stand out in the market for that great graduate job? In the competitive market for graduate jobs, securing 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 from the crowd and get the job that you want.
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The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

The Definitive Guide to the Leading Employers Recruiting Graduates During 2006-2007

Author: Martin Birchall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953699179

Category: Graduate students

Page: 198

View: 946

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is the definitive guide to the leading organisations recruiting graduates in 2006-2007. Compiled from research with more than 16,000 recent graduates, the new edition reveals the Top 100 league table of the most respected and sought-after graduate employers in 2006 and offers lively, informed guidance on successful job hunting. Published as a hard-backed full-colour book, The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers provides comprehensive information on the latest graduate vacancies at many of the UK's best-known organisations. This includes employers' entry requirements, their application deadlines, the starting salaries on offer and the type and location of their graduate jobs. The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is an authoritative, easy-to-use guide that will be essential reading for all university students and recent graduates looking for their first job in 2006-2007.
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Getting into Secondary Teaching

Author: Andy Davies,Melanie Norman

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391360

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9350

This book is essential reading if you are considering making an application for secondary initial teacher education or preparing to begin your programme. It introduces you to a range of perspectives on teaching and teacher education and guides you through the application process to ensure you choose the training route that’s right for you to achieve a successful outcome. Key chapters cover pathways into secondary teaching, professional learning, developing as a subject specialist, classroom management and working with young people. Useful features such as jargon busters, progress checklists and case studies make the material accessible and help you navigate the ‘new landscape’ of teacher education. In addition the text encourages you to reflect critically on your school experiences of learning and teaching and uses example of theory, research and practice to help you develop an informed stance on important themes within secondary education.
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Developing Employability and Enterprise

Coaching Strategies for Success in the Workplace

Author: Doug Strycharczyk,Charlotte Bosworth

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749478489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9476

Developing Employability and Enterprise shows how to help others develop the behaviours and attributes needed to thrive in the modern workplace. It offers coaches, career advisors and educators a complete guide to what employability looks like in the 21st century, both for new entrants to the world of work and those finding themselves in situations where they need to secure a new job or even career. The book shows how employability can be measured and how skills and attributes such as resilience, confidence, motivation, dealing with others, overcoming challenges and entrepreneurship can be developed through coaching and mentoring. Supported by the latest research from academia, government bodies, and practitioners, Developing Employability and Enterprise brings together some of the most influential thinkers around the world to offer a new approach to career management that looks beyond simply offering advice on résumés and CVs, job applications, job searches and interviews. It offers practical guidance on what attributes to develop and tools for how to do this including assessment options, sample exercises, notes on how to use the concepts in practice and global case studies.
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Increasing Professionalism in Public Finance Management

A Case Study of the United Kingdom

Author: Sarah Jane Squire,Ivor Beazley

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464808058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 7548

In countries such as the United Kingdom, the need to manage fi nances in a professional manner has been hampered by the severe fi scal constraints of the 2008 fi nancial crisis. These pressures are likely to persist in the long term as a result of an aging population and rising public expectations of the quality of public services. Whereas much attention has been paid to technical reforms to improve budgeting, expenditure control, accounting, and auditing, less attention has been given to the process of developing skilled financial managers, whose expertise is key to sustained improvement in the management of public finances. Successive governments in the United Kingdom have recognized the need to strengthen professionalism in financial management, but the financial crisis gave an additional impetus for change. This change has been refl ected in policy statements, changes in recruitment and human resource management practices, and the development of professional networks in accounting, audit, procurement, and project management. Increasing Professionalism in Public Finance Management: A Case Study of the United Kingdom describes the journey from a civil service where generalist skills were overwhelmingly preferred toward one where professional technical skills in finance are recognized and valued. This book represents one of a number of country case studies aimed at sharing information about alternative paths and models to help developing countries seeking to strengthen public fi nancial management skills on a long-term sustainable basis. This book will be of importance to public policy makers and public practitioners looking for ways to improve the quality of public sector management and to a range of professional finance/ management bodies looking to strengthen their relevance to the government sector.
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Inside Graduate Admissions

Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

Author: Julie R. Posselt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915666

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 1446

Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Developing Graduate Employability Skills

Your Pathway to Employment

Author: Mercy V. Chaita

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1627340564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 3020

This book is more than a prescription for success in developing employability skills and provides guidance on topics of relevancy to the employment environment. This book is unique and distinguished from similar books in that it provides a hand-holding approach which is complemented by solid case studies emphasizing the perspectives of employers. In addition, the book focuses on a broad-based audience, starting from the grassroots audience of graduates. However, as the book progresses, the techniques provided address issues that relate to any job seeker, be it jobless or merely seeking change of employment. The audience will benefit from models such as Skills Audit, Interview techniques and the whole employment process from pre-interview preliminaries to completing a successful probationary period.
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The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230391745

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2637

At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.
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Universities, Employability and Human Development

Author: Melanie Walker,Samuel Fongwa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137584521

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 836

The book makes a significant contribution to critical higher education studies, specifically to graduate employability research and to capabilities and education research. The book moves beyond the simplistic conception of alleged 'gaps' in graduate skills and 'mismatches' between employers and universities, and instead provides an innovative multi-dimensional and intersectional human capabilities conceptualisation of graduate employability. The book challenges an individualised notion of employability, instead locating employability issues in social and economic conditions, and argues that employability choices cannot be divorced from inequality. Qualitative and quantitative data from multiple case-study universities in South Africa are used to explore the perceptions and experiences of diverse students, lecturers, support officers and employers, regarding what each university is doing, or should be doing, to enhance graduate economic opportunities and contribute to inclusive development. The book will be highly relevant to students, scholars and researchers in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those with an interest in graduate employability.
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Success Against the Odds

Five Lessons in How To Achieve the Impossible: The Story of Teach First

Author: Brett Wigdortz

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1780721315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7994

Ten years ago, when American management consultant Brett Wigdortz told his employers at McKinsey that he was leaving to "found an organisation designed to address educational disadvantage in Britain", they laughed. He was 28 years, with no experience of either public policy or teaching; he'd never led anything before, never managed anyone. And he thought he could put right the class-ridden injustices of the British education system. This is the story of how a tiny independent charity has succeeded against all odds. Having met nothing but resistance in its early years, Teach First is today Britain's largest employer of graduates. It receives over 7000 applications for 1000 teaching positions annually in the most challenging schools in the country. In this searingly honest account Brett shows how, through a combination of his McKinsey training and personal passion, he has turned a simple idea into a cultural revolution. He offers tips and advice based on everything he has learned along the way - How to write a business plan, How to hire the right team through to How to become a CEO with zero qualifications. This is a book about turning no into yes - inspiration for anyone else out there with a vision for change to go out and make it happen.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Will College Pay Off?

A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

Author: Peter Cappelli

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395271

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2626

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. Mix in a frenzied applications process, and pressure from politicians for “relevant” programs, and there is an urgent need to separate myth from reality. Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are: •What is the real link between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college, especially in a market that is in constant change? •Why it may be a mistake to pursue degrees that will land you the hottest jobs because what is hot today is unlikely to be so by the time you graduate. •Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest because of their ability to graduate students on time. •How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want. College is the biggest expense for many families, larger even than the cost of the family home, and one that can bankrupt students and their parents if it works out poorly. Peter Cappelli offers vital insight for parents and students to make decisions that both make sense financially and provide the foundation that will help students make their way in the world.
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This Is Who We Hire!

How to Get a Job, Succeed in It, and Get Promoted-What Employers Look For

Author: Alex Groenendyk

Publisher: Jetlaunch

ISBN: 9781941142622

Category:

Page: 348

View: 9905

Why do some people quickly land a job and then skyrocket to the top of the corporate ladder while others take months to find a job they hate, only to lose it a short time later?"THIS Is Who We Hire!" covers every essential skill you need to help you get a job you love and negotiate a high salary and great benefits. However, while most books only go as far as guiding you to your dream job, this book goes on to show you how to make sure your boss raves about your performance and how to line yourself up for the promotions of your choice. It covers the following activities, which you can repeat over and over again--all the way to the top! - Build critical interpersonal skills to optimize your instant likeability and relationship-building capabilities- Build a network of influential connections that can help you find your direction, find a job, coach you, and even hire you- Create relevant and high-impact resumes, profiles, achievement portfolios, and references- Succeed in the interview by making the interviewer believe 3 important things about you- Learn the when, what, and how of negotiating to maximize your pay and other compensation- Get your job off to the best possible start by building the right relationships with the boss, colleagues, and customers- Get the job done well on a consistent basis by learning processes to solve problems and make sound decisions- Become recognized as leadership and management material- Learn key strategies to get promotedEven if you are already in your career today, the skills in this book will be highly relevant to you. They provide help for your immediate needs and ensure long-term sustained success.
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005

Author: Michael E. Porter,Klaus Schwab,Xavier Sala-I-Martin,Augusto Lopez-Claros

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403949134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 1945

The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.
Posted in Business & Economics

Troublesome Science

The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race

Author: Rob DeSalle,Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231546300

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 2577

It is well established that all humans today, wherever they live, belong to one single species. Yet even many people who claim to abhor racism take for granted that human “races” have a biological reality. In Troublesome Science, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall provide a lucid and forceful critique of how scientific tools have been misused to uphold misguided racial categorizations. DeSalle and Tattersall argue that taxonomy, the scientific classification of organisms, provides an antidote to the myth of race’s biological basis. They explain how taxonomists do their science—how to identify a species and to understand the relationships among different species and the variants within them. DeSalle and Tattersall also detail the use of genetic data to trace human origins and look at how scientists have attempted to recognize discrete populations within Homo sapiens. Troublesome Science demonstrates conclusively that modern genetic tools, when applied correctly to the study of human variety, fail to find genuine differences. While the diversity that exists within our species is a real phenomenon, it nevertheless defeats any systematic attempt to recognize discrete units within it. The stark lines that humans insist on drawing between their own groups and others are nothing but a mixture of imagination and ideology. Troublesome Science is an important call for researchers, journalists, and citizens to cast aside the belief that race has a biological meaning, for the sake of social justice and sound science alike.
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Disrupted

My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Author: Dan Lyons

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 031630607X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5041

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today."---Los Angeles Times "Hysterical."---Kara Swisher, Recode "Wildly entertaining."---Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon Musk For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair." Mixed in with Lyons's uproarious tale of his rise and fall at Hubspot is a trenchant analysis of the start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them, a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to reach an IPO and cash out. With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and "wantrapreneurs," bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Barron's Guide to Law Schools

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764133718

Category: Study Aids

Page: 596

View: 326

This newly updated directory describes 190 ABA-approved law schools as well as a selection of non-ABA-approved schools. Each profile presents admission requirements, the latest tuition figures and related fees, career placement services offered to graduates, and much more. A multi-page table lists each law school's median LSAT scores achieved by incoming students and summarizes each school's admission requirements. A section focusing on general advice for prospective law school students discusses ways to choose the best law school to fit each individual's needs and advises on how to get through the often-tough school admission process. The typical law school environment is also described with emphasis on its competitive atmosphere.
Posted in Study Aids

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised

The Skills You Need to Succeed

Author: Bill Coplin

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607741458

Category: Study Aids

Page: 292

View: 6146

A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate—revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes. Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
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What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get A Job Around Here?

44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired

Author: Cynthia Shapiro

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429930550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4612

If you are looking for a job you need every advantage you can get. What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? puts a former Human Resources executive turned employee advocate in your corner. Cynthia Shapiro reveals the best-kept job secrets that employers don't want you to know including: *Secret #8: A computer is deciding your job prospects. *Secret #12: Professional references are useless. *Secret #18: There is a "type" that always gets the offer. *Secret #21: The Thank-You note is too late. *Secret #28: Always negotiate. * ...and thirty-nine more! Once you know the secrets you can create a winning resume, ace the interview, and land the job of your dreams. Cynthia Shapiro, M.B.A., E.L.C., P.H.R., author of Corporate Confidential, is a former human resources executive and consultant. Now a personal career coach and employee advocate, she provides consultations and advice for employees all over the world. Her unique brand of career advice has been seen on ABC, CNN, FOX News, PBS and MSNBC; in the pages of Fortune, Glamour, Self, Details, Essence, Marie Claire, and is widely read in major newspapers across the U.S. Cynthia Shapiro lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Posted in Business & Economics

Modernize Your Resume

Get Noticed Get Hired

Author: Wendy Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Emerald Career Publishing

ISBN: 9780996680301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3890

Based on todays real-world job search trends, Modernize Your Resume shows you how to craft a winning resume to meet the complexities of todays highly competitive and technologically driven employment market. The entire job search process is evolving at a remarkably rapid pace, and your resume is at the foundation of it all. In this book, youll learn to: * Write tight, lean, clean, and laser-focused content to keep your reader engaged. Focus on information that is relevant and integrate keywords that are vital to being found online. * Create a distinctive design to make your resume stand out and capture attention. Getting noticed is step #1, so make that happen and youre on your way. * Understand how to use todays modern resume for both person-to-person job search as well as electronic, digital, and mobile search technologies. * The 80+ resume samples demonstrate these strategies in action for real-life job seekers whove excelled in their search campaigns. The samples showcase the resume writing work of Enelow, Kursmark, and many of their colleagues who are also well respected for their expertise in resume strategy, writing, format, and design. Clear guidelines and easy-to-follow examples give you practical know-how for building your own powerful resume that will serve all of your job search needs. Youll learn what works, why it works, and how you can make it work for you. The resume book weve all been waiting for from resume industry leaders Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark. Rich Feller, Past President, National Career Development Association
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