Assertiveness, perceived importance and communication skills among students and young graduates in Slovenia and FYR Macedonia

Jana Žnidaršič; Nada Zupan, University of Ljubljana

Employers consider soft skills, especially ability to communicate, as an important competence, which affects employability and performance at work. At the same time they claim that these skills are in...

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Knowledge and Skills Level of Graduate Civil Engineers Employers and Graduates’ Perceptions

Abdullatif A. AlMunifi; Arwa Y. Aleryani, Sana'a University; Saba University

The Civil Engineering Program at Sana'a University, Yemen aims to provide quality education that develops students’ knowledge, skills and aspirations in preparation for a career, nationally and regi...

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Building Employability Skills for Higher Education Students: An Australian Example

Robert Joseph Gill, Swinburne University of Technology

Employability has become an important focus for graduates and employers in Australia, as many universities contend with the notion of developing knowledgeable and problem-solving graduates who are wor...

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Equipping Our Undergraduates With Essential Generic Skills For Future Competitiveness: Why, What, When, and How?

LAM Siew Hong; Alex IP Yuen Kwong, National University of Singapore

Generic skills are transferable skills across disciplines, essential for lifelong learning and are applicable in multiple settings. Graduates with such skills are perceived as being more employable an...

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Employers’ Assessment of Management Science Graduates From Nigerian Universities

Edith Onowe Odia; Benedicta Okaima Imasuen, University of Benin

In view of deteriorating quality of graduates from Nigerian tertiary institutions, this study sought to determine employers’ assessment of management science graduates on key employability skills. T...

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Employability Appraisal Scale (EAS): Development and Validation in a Spanish Sample

Lucía I. Llinares-Insa; Pilar González-Navarro; Juan J. Zacarés-González; Ana I. Córdoba-Iñesta, University of Valencia

Employability is an important issue in the labor context. Currently, the European Union presents employability as the path to full employment and active citizenship, and a strategy to reduce unemploym...

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The fifty-percenters: the economic value of education

Louise Walsh, University of Cambridge

Almost half of young people in the UK now go to university. Who gets in – and what and where they study – affects a person’s place in society and their future earnings, as well as the skills ava...

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University-industry cooperation for encouragement of graduating employability – methodology for evaluation

Daniela Yordanova, University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”

Employability of graduating students is a main precondition for successful university to work transition. Discrepancies on the labour market in terms of demand and supply of highly qualified specialis...

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A theory based evaluation on possible measures which increase young NEETs employability

Vasile Alecsandru Strat; Laura Trofin; Irina Lonean, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Using Prospective Evaluation Synthesis (PES) - a theory based evaluation method - and spatial distribution analysis of the young NEETs population in correlation with demographic and economic indicator...

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Opening the Black-Box in Lifelong E-Learning for Employability: A Framework for a Socio-Technical E-Learning Employability System of Measurement (STELEM)

Juan-Francisco Martínez-Cerdá; Joan Torrent-Sellens; Inés González-González; Pilar Ficapal-Cusí, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

Human beings must develop many skills to cope with the large amount of challenges that currently exist in the world: media empowerment for an active and democratic citizenship, knowledge acquisition a...

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University students’ perceptions of their ‘ability selves’ and employability: a pilot study

Hannu Räty; Katri Komulainen; Carita Harvorsén; Anna Nieminen; Maija Korhonen, University of Eastern Finland

This study sets out to investigate the university students’ perceptions of their current and expected ‘ability selves’ and the contribution of such perceptions to students’ views of their own ...

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EEPIC – Enhancing Employability through Positive Interventions for improving Career potential: the impact of a high support career guidance intervention on the wellbeing, hop..

Nuala Whelan; Sinéad McGilloway; Mary P. Murphy; Colm McGuinness, Maynooth University; Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Background Labour market policy (LMP) and its implementation have undergone rapid change internationally in the last three decades with a continued trend towards active LMP. In Ireland however, this s...

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