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Featured resource: Accomplishing your goals

This week’s featured Developing EmployABILITY resource, Accomplishing your goals, is from our Career Story series. This career story features an internationally renowned novelist who pursued her passion for writing stories that people would enjoy reading. The account is a great resource to develop students’ understanding of the importance of doing what they love, and finding ways to accomplish their goals We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us know! Accomplishing your goals is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the D...

Featured resource: Which you do you prefer?

This week’s featured resource is Which you do you prefer? The resource uses the names by which students are known to expose their different personas. From these, students begin to create a holistic identity and to consider this in terms of their future lives and work. The resource comes from performance studies, but it is easily adapted for other disciplines. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access. To become a member, register here . To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: The Feedback Quiz

This week’s featured resource, The Feedback Quiz, will help students figure out their attitude to feedback. Are they a feedback seeker or a feedback avoider, and what can they do to improve? The resource comes from the series of critical reflection and feedback resources and guides developed by Developing EmployABILITY lead researcher Professor Dawn Bennett and Professor Carol Evans from the University of Southampton. The Feedback Quiz is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. To become a member, register here. There is no charge for any of the employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing E...

Featured resource: Capstone units facilitating the transition from university to employability

This week’s featured resource, Capstone units facilitating the transition from university to employability, is an expert guide from Professor Trevor Cullen at Edith Cowan University. The guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. To become a member, register here. There is no charge for any of the employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Changing career

This week’s featured Developing EmployABILITY thinking resource, Changing Career,  is from our Career Story series. The story comes from a visual arts graduate who decided to work in another sector even before graduation. The account is a great resource for understanding uneasiness about future work and the transfer of discipline skills, knowledge and practices to new settings. We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us know! Changing career is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community hav...

Featured resource: Expert guide: Curriculum design and employability thinking

This week’s featured resource is an expert guide from Professor Romy Lawson at Murdoch University. Romy writes on Curriculum design and employability thinking. The guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the resources without charge. To become a member, register here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

National HERDSA roadshow

In April and May, Dawn partnered with HERDSA to present a roadshow of employABILITY thinking workshops. Colleagues in Hong Kong and around Australia engaged in the two-hour workshops and one-hour drop-in sessions. Participants experienced employABILITY thinking for themselves, trialled some of the resources, learned about the theoretical and policy drivers, and then mapped unit (course) outlines to identify employABILITY thinking touchpoints. Combined, the workshops engaged some xxx academic and professional staff. Dawn also provided workshops for student cohorts who had already created employABILITY profiles. The workshops gave students opportunities to consider their cohort-wide responses and created an additional professional learning experience for faculty.

Featured resource: How to balance life and work

This week’s featured resource is How to balance life and work. The topic of work-life balance is most often discussed in relation to time management and stress, but in reality it is far more than that. In this resource, students are prompted to consider what is important to them, how their thinking is likely to change over time, and what types of relationship they might have with their paid work. These questions help students to consider what they would like to include, or to avoid, in the future. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practi...

Featured resource: Embedding and sustaining employABILITY through whole-of-program change

This week’s featured resource is an expert guide from Adjunct Professor Margaret Lloyd (QUT), who writes on Embedding and sustaining employABILITY through whole-of-program change. The guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to them. To become a member, visit the site. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Developing your personal brand

This week’s featured Developing EmployABILITY thinking resource, Developing your personal brand, is from our Career Story series. This story comes from music graduate and orchestral manager Sue, who emphasises the need to find a “niche” and a personal brand on which to build a career. We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us know! Developing your personal brand is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to them. To become a member please visit the site. To learn more about ...

Featured resource: Design your future

  This week’s featured resource, Design your future, uses drawing to help students expose underlying assumptions and predispositions about their future life and work. Design your future, developed by Dawn Bennett (Curtin University) and Sally Male (University of Western Australia), also helps students to determine the relevance of a unit (course) of study to their future lives and work. For this reason, it is a really useful inclusion in foundational, communication or careers units. Design your future is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step EmployABILITY Thinking process. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource and associated research. To become a member, visit the site. ...

Featured resource: Making the most of feedback

Many of us take feedback at the personal level and not at the task level: if we haven’t done as well as we would like, we take it to mean we are not good enough. This week’s featured resource, Making the most of feedback, includes a set of questions to guide students when they receive and respond to feedback. The resource comes from the series of critical reflection and feedback resources and guides developed by Developing EmployABILITY lead researcher Professor Dawn Bennett and Professor Carol Evans from the University of Southampton. Making the most of feedback is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. ...

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