Friday, 21 September 2012

Employability Skills

Employability and readiness for work of graduates has come into focus in recent years due to an increasingly competitive job market. 

This blog discusses employability skills of students of Computer Science, primarily focusing on UK but with relevance around the world.

So what are employability skills and why are they important?

This CBI report states they are “a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should posses to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace- to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy”.

I'm going to use this blog as a forum to discuss what skills employers think are important and compare them to what skills students think that employers are looking for. 

The ultimate goal is to narrow the gap of employer and student expectations by increasing exposure of students to industry during their time at University. 

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