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Library Employability Guide

Purpose of this guide

In this guide, Library Services have collected some general employability resources such as: how to find careers books, resources, information about employers and developing your skills.

You can also log in to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform where you can enhance your digital and employability skills such as interview skills and presentation skills. 

Linkedin Learning logo of a computer screen and people studying

What is employability?

The term “employability” is used to describe the skills, attributes and achievements that make individuals more likely to gain employment and achieve success in their chosen career. This may be in a profession, self-employment, research or an academic career.

Employability is increasingly important in higher education to ensure that graduates are prepared for and able to contribute to the economy and society. The development of graduates with relevant attributes, skills and knowledge has placed graduate employability at the centre of the HE agenda.             

Searching for electronic books and articles on careers

To search for electronic books and articles on careers topics such as interviews, you can search CityLibrary Search and refine your search  results by clicking Full Text Online on the top left at the screen. 

Tips on researching employers

One minute video tips on researching employers given by Careers Group, University of London