CBI: Boosting employability skills
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Boosting employability skills

In an increasingly competitive employment market, employers are looking beyond simple academic achievement when considering applicants for a job or internship

Many now expect to see evidence of other skills and achievements that boost someone's attractiveness as a potential employee

Businesses want graduates who not only add value but who have the skills to help to transform their organisation in the face of continuous and rapid economic and technological change. All graduates - whatever their degree discipline - need to be equipped with employability skills.

Employability covers a broad range of non-academic or softer skills and abilities which are of value in the workplace. It includes the ability to work in a team; a willingness to demonstrate initiative and original thought; self-discipline in starting and completing tasks to deadline.

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