Why are graduates so employable? Being a graduate demonstrates: – Intelligence and ability to learn – Commitment to a long-term goal – Independence and personal responsibility Students develops skills that are highly valued in the workplace
At University… You are exposed to challenging ideas and perspectives
Employers look for… – The ability to grasp issues and key points quickly – Independent voices and critical thinkers – An ability to see issues from multiple perspectives
Employers look for… – Effective communicators with excellent writing skills – The ability to persuade and set out a logical argument – The ability to work to deadline and specification
At University… You spend hour upon hour in the library
Employers look for… – The ability to carry out basic research and locate information – Independent workers who can self-manage and stay on task – Flexible professionals who adapt their hours to the business
At University… You can get involved in societies, sports and volunteering
Employers look for… – Employees who work well in teams and show leadership potential – Organised individuals who can manage their time effectively – Interesting, outgoing individuals who can add to a friendly workplace
Why are graduates so employable? We call these desirable skills, qualities and abilities our graduate attributes.
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