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Developing and utilizing employability capitals: Graduates’ strategies across labour markets

Developing and utilizing employability capitals: Graduates’ strategies across labour markets
Developing and utilizing employability capitals: Graduates’ strategies across labour markets

Graduate employability is a significant concern for most higher education institutions worldwide. During the last two decades, universities have attempted to implement their employability agendas to support their students to enhance employment outcomes. However, within today's globalized labour markets, employability has gone far beyond the notion of obtaining stable and permanent employment. This book explores graduates' experiences in developing and utilizing employability capitals for career development and success in different labour markets. In the chapters, the graduate contributors narrate and discuss how they negotiated their employability on the transitions across jobs, occupational sectors and labour markets. The chapters address key issues, including how employability is understood by graduates of different disciplines, at different career stages and in different contexts; how they develop and utilise such capitals along with strategies to negotiate their employability; and what can be done to move the higher education employability agenda forward. The book presents international insights and perspectives into transitions from education to work and career development across the labour markets, as well as calls for improving the graduate employability agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics, university leaders, policymakers and students who are concerned about graduate employability.

Routledge
Tran, Nghia
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Pham, Thanh
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Medica, Karen
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Thompson, Christopher
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Tran, Nghia, Pham, Thanh, Tomlinson, Michael, Medica, Karen and Thompson, Christopher (2020) Developing and utilizing employability capitals: Graduates’ strategies across labour markets (HASH(0xd0d1458)), London. Routledge, 286pp.

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Graduate employability is a significant concern for most higher education institutions worldwide. During the last two decades, universities have attempted to implement their employability agendas to support their students to enhance employment outcomes. However, within today's globalized labour markets, employability has gone far beyond the notion of obtaining stable and permanent employment. This book explores graduates' experiences in developing and utilizing employability capitals for career development and success in different labour markets. In the chapters, the graduate contributors narrate and discuss how they negotiated their employability on the transitions across jobs, occupational sectors and labour markets. The chapters address key issues, including how employability is understood by graduates of different disciplines, at different career stages and in different contexts; how they develop and utilise such capitals along with strategies to negotiate their employability; and what can be done to move the higher education employability agenda forward. The book presents international insights and perspectives into transitions from education to work and career development across the labour markets, as well as calls for improving the graduate employability agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics, university leaders, policymakers and students who are concerned about graduate employability.

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Published date: 1 February 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 437824
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437824
PURE UUID: bf815ea7-5ac4-4fc2-9b82-fbb85edcf74e
ORCID for Michael Tomlinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1057-5188

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2020 17:32
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:05

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Author: Nghia Tran
Author: Thanh Pham
Author: Karen Medica
Author: Christopher Thompson

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