Blue book employability skills

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Blue book employability skills

  1. 1. How To Increase Your Employability Employability Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L9DDD35
  2. 2. Introduction Vishnu Hariharan CEO & Co-Founder www.bluebook.io @bluebook_io
  3. 3. Kickstart Your Career Prepare Market Invest
  4. 4. Core Graduate Skills Literacy & Numeracy Time Management & Organisation Analytical & Critical Thinking Information Management Problem Solving
  5. 5. Employability Skills Drive Interpersonal Commercial • • • • Self-Motivation Perseverance Initiative Adaptability • Teamwork • Oral & Written • Emotional Intelligence • Business acumen • IT • Social Media
  6. 6. Question Will you be ready for the workplace when you graduate?
  7. 7. INVEST
  8. 8. Know Yourself ‘Focus on what you do best and do it the best you can’ • Describe Yourself • Understand Your Strengths & Weaknesses • How? – Take a Personality Quiz eg. Myers-Briggs Test – Skills Health Check Tool – Ask Your Friends! • Improve on your weaknesses but more importantly leverage your strengths
  9. 9. Skill Up • Employability Courses – Business Writing – Presentation Skills – IT • Professional Development Courses – Inhouse (BlueBook, General Assembly, Citylit) – MOOCs (Coursera, edX) • Certification & Qualifications
  10. 10. CV Additions • An appealing career summary • University & Society Involvement • Awards, Interests & Hobbies • Languages • Philanthropy
  11. 11. MARKET
  12. 12. Your Selling Documents • CV • Cover Letter • LinkedIn Profile • Facebook, Twitter & Social Media Channels
  13. 13. Market Yourself – Signup to LinkedIn • • • • Community: 250m+ No. new signups per second: 2 New Conversations per minute: 200 % Recruiters Screening via LinkedIn: 94% • Your LinkedIn profile WILL be seen by employers – make a good impression!
  14. 14. Question How do you use LinkedIn for your career?
  15. 15. Market Yourself - LinkedIn • How to make a good impression? • Complete Your Profile – – – – – Upload a Professional Photo Create a Compelling Headline List all Previous Positions & Education Complete the Summary Section Give Recommendations • Join Linkedin Groups
  16. 16. Grow Your Network • University Events – Careers Service – Societies • Professional Careers Organisations – – – – Bright Futures Prospects.ac.uk Milkround gradsintocareers.co.uk • Online – LinkedIn Groups – MeetUps
  17. 17. PREPARE
  18. 18. Research Your Employer Company Industry Role Helpful Resources
  19. 19. Useful Links • Skills Health Check Tool • LinkedIn Article - A Better Way to Discover Your Strengths • List of MOOCs websites • Learn LinkedIn from the Experts • Steve Job's Commencement Speech Stanford 2005

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