Task 4: Graduate Employability and Transferable Skills This report will allow me to look in depth what is employability and transferrable skills; relating to my own skills, strengths and weaknesses and how they will have an effect on my own employment. The term employability is defined as “Employability can be thought of as ‘…a set of achievements, understandings and personal attributes that make individuals more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations’” (P.sewell, 2005, UCLan.) This is simply showing that there are key traits that an employer is looking for in an employee, for example someone that demonstrates a wide range of skills in that particular field; demonstrates how employable they are. These are known as ‘Employability Skills’ which could include communication skills, numeracy skills, ICT skills, working within a team, time management, researching skills, leadership and planning skills. Transferable Skills, another term for ‘Employability Skills’ are skills that you have developed through a previous occupation or University Course that will help you with your employability. N.Lemmens, 2005 defines Transferable Skills as ““an ability learnt in one environment, which can be utilised in another”. My Individual Learning Profile results summarise writing to be one of my main strengths, I enjoy English and writing and therefore would agree with this. However, even though being able to communicate well in essays and writing, there are many more key factors to a successful business such as being able to express ideas easily. This would be reflected through Presentations; the field I scored rather low in ‘Speaking and Listening’. The transferable skills I look to gain while studying Business Management at University is confidence in Presentations and speaking aloud to large audiences. Confidence in presentations is vital for my career path which I wish to pursue; Marketing and...
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