employability

Featured resource: What changes in work can tell you about your future

Our featured resource for this week is ‘What changes in work can tell you about your future‘. The nature of work is changing fast. This impacts on students’ career thinking and preparation because they need to be prepared for ongoing change. Use this resource to encourage students to consider the changing nature of work and how this might impact their own careers. In working through the resource, students will consider how work changes over time, what causes changes to work, and how work might change in the future. This resource will be most useful to students and educators if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the Developing EmployABILITY process. Find out more about the process here. Members of the Developing EmployABILITY community can acce...

What changes in work can tell you about your future

In working through this resource, students will consider the changing nature of work and how this might impact their own careers. The activities focus on how work changes over time, the factors that influence change, and how they can best prepare.

Developing EmployABILITY Community of Practice launched

As the Southern Hemisphere hurtles towards the start of a new academic year, our focus is to support educators and coordinators to embed employABILITY thinking into Semester 1 classes. We are doing this through our new LinkedIn Community of Practice, where you will find weekly steps to implement the Developing EmployABILITY process, teaching resources and guides, and open discussion about how to embed EmployABILITY thinking in higher education. Each week this semester, CoP members will be guided through a new step of the employABILITY process. The steps are simple and they are scaffolded with ready-to-use resources. LinkedIn is also home to our Developing EmployABILITY company profile, so please follow us to stay updated. Image: Dylan Gillis via Unsplash

Developing EmployABILITY in the UK

Developing EmployABILITY project leader Professor Dawn Bennet has recently returned from the United Kingdom, after undertaking residencies at the University of Leeds and the University of Southampton. In December and early January, University of Leeds hosted Dawn at the School of Music to build on earlier work on the University’s music curriculum. Leeds academic Dr Karen Burland, Head of the School of Music, has focused her School’s attention on the development of professional identity. This led to the development and trial of a measure for musician identity, to be rolled out together with the Developing EmployABILITY profile tool from September 2018. Dawn then spent a week at University of Southampton with leading assessment and feedback expert, Professor Carol Evans. During this ti...

Writing a cover letter

This resource focuses on writing a cover letter. It begins by challenging students to scrutinise graduate opportunities, to reflect on their own skills and attributes and then to consider the World Economic Forum’s ‘10 top skills for 2020’.

Expert guide: Engaging alumni for student employability

Professor Jess Vanderlelie This expert guide is from Professor Jess Vanderlelie. Jess outlines how to engage alumni for student employability including top tips and things to avoid.

Featured resource: Career action plan

This week’s featured resource is ‘Career action plan’. Most people have more than one career, and for this reason, personal values are important drivers of career decision making. This resource includes individual and group reflections on values, ‘ideal’ careers and planning ahead. If you’re a member of the Developing Employability community, you can access ‘Career action plan’ here. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free here to access all of our resources and join the conversation.   

Featured resource: Plotting your preferences

This week’s featured resource is ‘Plotting your preferences’ .  This resource helps students to pinpoint strengths, identify possible future directions, and learn more about themselves.  A great activity for Semester 1. If you’re a member of the Developing Employability community, you can access ‘Plotting your preferences’ here. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free here to access all of our resources and join the conversation. 

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