How employable will you be when you graduate from your business and management degree? How can you ensure that your time as a student is spent developing skills essential to the business world? Will you be poised to take on the job market with confidence and land your dream job?
This study guide bridges the gap between your degree and your future career by connecting your study skills to the professional ones you’ll need. Designed to be a companion throughout your degree, this easy-to-use reference work simultaneously develops your employability whilst also helping you to succeed at university. Throughout your studies it will keep you focused on your future career by:
- teaching ‘bridging skills’ that enable you to apply your learning to professional practice
- showing how study skills such as diagnostics, planning and management, critical reading and knowledge transformation are used in the workplace
- demonstrating why ‘thinking skills’ such as critical thinking and reflection, developing arguments, problem solving, decision making, creative thinking and ethical thinking are vital to employers
- helping you to understand, early in your degree, what employers are looking for so that you can develop ‘career readiness’ as you study and gain work experience
- guiding you in developing a unique, evidence-based CV and using self-knowledge to make the right career choice.
Studying for your Future Employability provides a range of scenarios and activities to demonstrate the links between study skills and professional skills, along with techniques familiar in the workplace. With IT skills embedded throughout, this is the perfect study skills textbook to accompany business and management students who want to make their time in education count.
Table of Contents
1. Your Journey to Success 2. Planning and Managing your Studies 3. How we Learn 4. Reading, Making Notes and Finding Information 5. Writing Assignments and Preparing for Exams 6. Thinking Skills 7. Complex Thinking Skills 8. Working with Others 9. Your Career in Business and Management Appendix 1 Approaches to Learning and Studying Inventory: Self-Score Version Appendix 2 Effective Writing
Sheila Tyler is a developmental psychologist specialising in management learning. She chaired the internationally taught Professional Certificate in Management at The Open University and was instrumental in developing problem-based and online collaborative learning. Publications include The Manager’s Good Study Guide. She is now a learning design consultant.