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Keen to succeed in today’s competitive job market? Want to learn how to make the most of longer-term graduate career development opportunities? This handy guide is the gateway to help you understand the academic and practical aspects of employability and to make the most of your longer-term graduate employability development. Inside you’ll find:  • A critical examination of theory to help with your employability studies  • Practical insights through real-world case studies on everything from job applications, to using work experience and networking effectively  • Specially commissioned employer, university, adviser and graduate insights from organisations large and small, as diverse as investment banking and international development aid giving you the inside track on what employers are looking for and how to develop your career. This essential guide equips you with the knowledge and practical guidance you need to achieve your full potential during your studies, into your first role, and in your career beyond.

Managing Yourself
Managing Yourself

So far in this book we have dealt with preparing for and finding work, and learning and development within the workplace. In this chapter, we consider some of the wider and long-term issues of employability which reflect the need for deeper self-awareness, ensuring that work and life are maintained in reasonable balance, dealing with setbacks and understanding workplace equality and diversity.

Organisational Commitment

Where and how we work represents more than the type of work and the location, where work and monetary reward are the only determinants. The concept of organisational commitment is a psychological state which characterises the employee’s relationship with the organisation, and has implications for the individual’s decision to stay with (or leave) the organisation. Organisational commitment can be ...

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