Brilliant Employability Skills How to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-04-20
  • Publisher: FT Press

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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.


“Packed full of practical, easy to understand tips to de-mystify the process of preparing yourself for your future career - an essential read for all students starting uni!”

Gemma Kenyon, Head of Careers, City Careers Service, City, University of London



“The most direct, to-the-point and easy to read book on what employers are looking for in the graduates they recruit and the skills they need to develop in order to stand out; this is a must-read for all students.”
Gareth Lewis, Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise, Coventry University London

Author Biography

Frances Trought has worked in Higher Education for the past 12 years both as an academic and in support of students developing their employability skills. She has worked with the following institutions: London South Bank University, Coventry University, University of East London and Pearson College. Frances is currently the Talent Developer at Pearson College, devising opportunities for students to develop their employability skills. She is also an Employability Consultant developing courses, delivering guest lectures and coaching student’s one to one. Frances has partnered with Shell UK Plc, Manpower and alumni students to develop opportunities for students. Frances is passionate about employability and has 1000+ followers on twitter.

Table of Contents

  1. Employability skills valued by employers
  2. Global business needs global graduates
  3. Employability in and out of the lecture theatre
  4. The job market
  5. Social media, jobs and you
  6. Career planning
  7. Finding a job
  8. Developing an employable you
  9. Communicating your employability
  10. Your employability journey

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