What employers want: The employability skills handbook
What employers want: The employability skills handbook

What employers want: The employability skills handbook

Karen Holmes
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ISBN: 9781911067528

Moving from school or college into work is one of the biggest steps you'll ever take. It's an exciting time but it's also a challenging one. Having spent most of your life in education where you have to be whether you can think of better things to do suddenly you're fighting off competition to get that crucial first job. But what skills are employers really looking for and what makes you employable?

Uniquely written for students and college leavers, What Employers Want is your practical one-stop shop to helping you identify and improve the skills, attitudes and behaviours required by today's employers. Helping you to secure your first job and equip you for the world of work, this handbook will guide you to:

  • Identify the skills you already possess and show you how to articulate these to future employers
  • Expand your range of existing abilities so that you become the sort of person an organisation wants to employ
  • Create a skills profile to use as a basis for job applications and to refer to before interviews

If you're looking for a job or about to start work, now you can ensure employers know just how capable you are and why you're exactly the sort of person they need to hire.

New content for this edition includes: advice on developing the most sought-after personal characteristics and habits in the workplace, including the importance of determination, emotional intelligence and having a positive approach. It also includes brand new case studies from students and employers to help you with taking that important first step on the career ladder.


Published: 21 March 2017
Edition: 2nd
Length: 176 pages
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 cm
Weight: 292g


About the author

Karen Holmes - After thirty years writing about employment, Karen is passionate about the need for education, training and fulfilling careers for everyone.
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