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Brilliant Employability Skills, 2nd Edition by Dr. Frances Trought

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Employability in and out of the lecture theatre

If 72% of students are graduating with a 2:1 or a first (HESA, 2015), you cannot rely on your degree to make you stand out. Your extracurricular activities and your work experience will be the focus of most employers.

In order to truly benefit from your time at university and leave with more than just a degree, students need to recognise the skills employers value. Generic employability skills are core to all graduates regardless of discipline. Employers have an expectation that when they recruit a graduate, their ability and aptitude to demonstrate employability skills is a foregone conclusion.

In many cases a degree is merely the passport ...

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