Unlocking Your Employability

edX Unlocking Your Employability

Platform
edX
Provider
University of Queensland
Effort
1-7 hours a week
Length
7 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
Course Link
Overview
A degree is necessary to secure a graduate role, but employers are looking for much more.

The key is showing a potential employer what you can offer BEYOND your credentials.

This is not a standard business course on writing job applications and practicing interview techniques.

We’ve thought deeply about what actually matters to employers and how you can develop the skills and qualities they value.

This course will show you how to take your experiences, extract what you’ve learned from them and present them in a way that would be attractive to an employer.

We’ll help you develop your employability - the capabilities, skills, and personal attributes that make you attractive to an employer - so that you can successfully navigate the recruitment process and be effective in your job.

You’ll hear from:
  • Employers discussing what they value when hiring new graduates
  • Current students who have maximized their university experience
  • Graduates who have transitioned successfully into the workplace
We’ll also share our knowledge and the perspectives of other experts in this area.

What you'll learn
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Develop an understanding of what employability is and why it is important.
  • Recognise opportunities for employability development.
  • Apply self-reflective methods to interpret your experiences, connect them to your employability and recognise how your unique qualities translate into job performance.
  • Develop your communication skills to convey your potential to employers in the recruitment context.
  • Define professionalism and understand how to conduct yourself appropriately in the work environment.
  • Prepare for the transition from university to your first job.
  • Determine how to develop your employability throughout your career and understand the benefits of lifelong learning.
  • Recognise the value of working globally.
Taught by
Andrea Reid and Anna Richards
Author
edX
Views
401
First release
Last update
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings
Top