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Personal Development & Employability

Personal Development and Employability

Titles in this important area support the development of the softer skills required by students and graduates in order to fulfil their potential and enjoy a successful career in today’s competitive workplace.

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2013 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, this indispensable guide will help readers to develop the skills they need to land their dream job. It breaks the career planning process down into manageable steps, from ...

Steven Rook

2016 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

How to Succeed at Assessment Centres

With more students graduating than ever, it's imperative to get ahead in the graduate job market. This book guides you through interviews and assessment centres and teaches you how to succeed. Featuring practical exercises and advice from both …

Kathleen Houston, Eileen Cunningham

2017 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Graduate Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Business after University

Have you ever thought about starting a business but didn't know where to start? Maybe you've pondered the possibility but don't have any business ideas. Or perhaps you graduated a while ago and are considering a more entrepreneurial career. This …

Michael Tefula

2017 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

How To Write Your First Thesis

Many courses and degrees require that students write a short thesis. This book guides students through their first experience of producing a thesis and undertaking original research. Written by experienced researchers and advisors, the book sets …

Dr. Paul Gruba, Dr. Justin Zobel

2016 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Work Experience, Placements and Internships

Through pedagogical techniques, self-assessment and personal reflection, this book provides students and graduates with a comprehensive guide to work experience, placements and internships. It offers essential support for every stage of the …

Steve Rook

2016 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Social Media for Your Student and Graduate Job Search

With over half of employers screening potential candidates through social media and 94% using it to locate new employees, social media is an increasingly important aspect of job hunting and recruitment. Correctly used, it will help you to create …

Marielle Kelly

2017 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualisation

This book describes a structured sketching methodology to help you create alternative design ideas and sketch them on paper. The Five Design-Sheet method acts as a check-list of tasks, to help you think through the problem, create new ideas and to …

Jonathan C. Roberts, Christopher J. Headleand, Panagiotis D. Ritsos

2017 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Leading Creative Teams

Management Career Paths for Designers, Developers, and Copywriters

Learn the skills you must master to assume leadership roles—creative directors, art directors, and advertising managers—on creative teams and in integrated branding campaigns for corporate clients. This book compares and contrasts the skill sets …

Eleazar Hernández

2016 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Excel at Graduate Interviews

How to Make the Best Impression with Recruiters

This practical guide is packed with targeted guidance on navigating each aspect of the interview process, from planning for an interview to creating a strong first impression, so that students can approach interviews with...

Bruce Woodcock

2015 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

Success in Programming

How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence through Personal Branding

Why should you, a competent software developer or programmer, care about your own brand? After all, it’s not like you're an actor or musician.

In fact, as Success in Programming: How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence Through Personal …

Frédéric Harper

2014 | Personal Development and Employability | Book

How to Write a Better Thesis

From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing …

David Evans, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel