Perceived employability among undergraduates and the importance of career self-management, work experience and individual characteristics

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Author: Jackson, Denise; Wilton, Nick


Underemployment, continued growth in the supply of graduates and seemingly perpetual instability are dominant trends in graduate labour markets. In order to negotiate an increasingly complex career terrain, graduates require sharpened skills in effectively managing their own careers and a strong assurance of their own capabilities. This study focuses on the individual dimensions of perceived employability (PE) and explores perceptions among undergraduates and the associated influence of career management competencies, work experience and individual characteristics. Data were collected...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Career development; Skills and knowledge; Students

Keywords: Graduates; Competence; Skill needs; Employability; Career awareness; Career planning; Perception; Work experience; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 4

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 747-762

ISSN: 0729-4360, 1469-8366 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Denise Jackson and Nicholas Wilton

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.758

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