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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.

Conclusion and Finding Your Own Story
Conclusion and Finding Your Own Story

In this book, we have sought to explain the excitement, achievement, disappointments and sense of discovery in employability. We have used a combination of theory and best practice to illustrate the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime career.

We have concentrated on how to improve our individual employability: in other words, the book has looked at the ‘supply side’ of employability. Of course, employability also depends on the demand side, which is an organisation’s need for our skills and contribution. We do not under-estimate the importance of the demand for employability, but we have written the book so that, as far as possible, you can remain agile to the changing requirements of the labour ...

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