Employability Skills

All students in further and higher education need to develop their employability skills. These skills are frequently specified by employers in the job advertisements they publish to recruit new employees from colleges and universities. At the job recruitment and selection stage, employers pay careful attention to ensure that the young people they recruit are able to: communicate orally and in writing; work as a member of a group; solve problems; manage projects; handle and manipulate data; and gather information. The above are just some of the employability skills covered in this book. This book is an ideal companion to a programme of skills development that you will be undertaking as part of your course. The information contained within this book has been written to provide a clear understanding of how you can develop a wide range of skills that employers will expect their new recruits to be developing.