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Library Employability Guide

Purpose of this Guide

In this guide, Library Services have collected some general employability resources such as: 

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.             

See also our Digital and Social Media Library Guide for tools to enhance your online presence and assist with your research.

Once you have graduated from City, you can join the Alumni network to obtain benefits such as library access, attending alumni events and keeping up to date with news. Access to some databases is available for alumni who visit the library.

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