Employability is “a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.” Yorke, M. (2004), Employability in higher education: what it is – what it is not, The Higher Education Academy/ESECT
Employability skills are also referred to as transferable skills or competencies, therefore, it is not only about getting a job at the end but instead, about a broader set of skills and attributes that will enable a graduate to be successful throughout their working life.
Course Overview: This course sets out to help you understand yourself better and to develop your abilities and employability skills.
+ Pagoda Competencies
+ By the end of this course, we hope you will be able to:
- Understand what employability skills are
- Understand the importance of self-awareness in skills development
- Be aware of the skills you already have
- Transfer your skills in a job application or interview using concrete examples
- Follow the next steps needed to increase your employability skills.
+ Employability Outcomes:
- Make new and work with existing contacts effectively
- Research the employment market
- Make an effective contribution to an employer
- Articulate skills and knowledge through concrete examples
- Comprehend the graduate selection processes
- Be self-aware
- Understand personal decision-making style
- Demonstrate to employers the benefits a graduate can bring them
- Make improvements to your CV and tailor it to different applications
- Position yourself at a suitable point in the employment market.