Published on March 4, 2014
Graduate Employability 1
Overview What is graduate employability? Why is it so important? What do employers look for? What are the skills required for graduate employability? What are the opportunities in market today? Conclusion 2
You are a “Professional”! 5
What is GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY? Why is it so IMPORTANT? 6
What is Graduate Employability? A set of achievements skills understandings personal attributes That makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen career Which benefits themselves the workforce the community the economy 7
What is Graduate Employability? Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of interest apply the knowledge in professional manner collect and interpret data in order to formulate judgments and arrive at decisions communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences develop learning skills needed for further growth with a high degree of autonomy 8
Why Is It So Important? Growth of knowledge economies Shift from production to service-driven economies Less certainty among employers regarding the future requirements Call for improved forecasting of skills needs Move away from the traditional job-for-life Trend towards greater civic participation 9
What Do Employers Look For? Acting with integrity Taking ownership Communicating Motivation and resilience Continuous learning Building relationships Problem solving Delivering quality Business focus 10
Personal attributes that contribute to overall employability Loyalty, integrity, reliability, commitment Professional attitude Ability to deal with pressure Motivation, enthusiasm, ownership Adaptability Proactive and inquisitiveness Positive approach, can-do attitude Positive self esteem 11
What are Employability Skills? Communication Oral, written, listening skills Email writing Presentation skills Meetings and conference calls Document writing 12
What are Employability Skills? (contd.) Self-management Time management Work-life balance Organized, methodical Leadership and working in team Large picture and attention to details Emotional intelligence Out-of-box thinking and problem-solving 13
What are Employability Skills? (contd.) Technology that contributes to effective execution of tasks Having a range of basic IT skills Applying IT as a management tool Using IT to organise data Willing to learn new IT skills 14
What are Employability Skills? (contd.) Numeracy Use simple statistics Calculate percentages Exercise: A certain jacket was marked down 20% the first week and another 20% down the next week. What percentage of the regular price was the final cost of the jacket after the two markdowns? (Options: 0.36, 0.4, 0.60, 0.64) Multiply and divide accurately Read and interpret graphs and tables Manage a limited budget 15
What are Employability Skills? (contd.) Judgement/decision making skills Planning & organising Business awareness Enterprise and entrepreneurism Hard skills Using numbers effectively Using words effectively Using technology effectively Speaking a foreign language 16
Opportunities in Market All industries Automobile, IT / ITES, BFSI, BPO, Pharma, Healthcare, … Types of jobs Market research Marketing Business development Operations Human resources … 17
Very Important Know your passion For the function For the role For the industry Prepare yourself By developing awareness for the industry Reading / listening to business news Keeping up-to-date with market happenings 18
Very Important (Contd.) Understand the difference between a job and a career Learn to be transformed into a professional from student life Do NOT hop jobs Be open to learning new function / skill / role Develop organizational perspective 19
Conclusion Graduate employability skills are very important – not only for the first placement but also for growth in career. These skills can be developed through observation, introspection, adaptation, conscious efforts. Opportunities exist in market but with changing economies and globalization, requirements have changed. So… 20
Conclusion Let us prepare ourselves for the years to come… TODAY! 21
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The employability skills we identify are outlined in our Graduate Skills Framework. They include: business awareness; self awareness; communication
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