Why is employability a word that just won’t go away?
The answer is obvious – at some point, university and the lifestyle that goes with it is going to end. You’re going to enter the big, wide world of work and when that happens, you want to be prepared, ready for action and able to get the best job that you can.
So what is employability?
There are loads of definitions, but the most simple is: “Having the right skills and experience to get the job you want”.
Or you could put it into an equation:
Employability = skills + experience + the ability to articulate it.
The bottom line is that by the end of your degree you will both need and want to move onto something else. Your degree will have taught you so much and given you confidence in your abilities – transferring this into the workplace is what makes it all worthwhile.
Look at this section to find out how to develop these all important employability skills both in your degree and outside of your studies.