Graduate Employability Attributes Self-Assessment Tool

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Graduate Employabilty Self-assessment

Graduate Employabilty

We live in a world of rapid technological and social change where expectations are raised for all aspects of human endeavour. The workplace is now much more dynamic and unpredictable where 'jobs for life' are a thing of the past and a degree is no longer a guarantee of employment. Increasingly employers are calling for graduates to have a much broader set of desirable attributes. A range of skills and dispositions that enable the individual to fulfil a wide range of expectations that go beyond the specific nature of their degree specialisation.

The generic skills include:

being able to communicate effectively in a range of formats
having good inter-personal skills which enable you to relate well with others
having analytical and reasoning skills
being able to problem-solve and be a solution-oriented thinker
being independent and self-directed
having a tolerant and inclusive attitude to others
having intellectual cuiousity and being a 'life long learner'
being able to manage stress and resolve conflict
having team building skill

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Graduate Employability Attributes Self-assessment Tool

Graduate Employability Attributes Self-assessment Tool

This resource aimed at students in higher education is a self-assessment tool for employability. Twenty attributes are listed based on the generic skills and dispositions that employers seek in graduates. A simple RAG scale is used for self-assessment with space to record or signpost actions.

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