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Employability and information skills

Digital skills

Enhancing your information and digital literacy skills will assist you with your coursework but also your employability.Linkedin Learning logo of a computer screen and people studying

See our Library Essentials guide for more guidance and our Workshops and training information.

LinkedIn Learning is a useful online learning platform for developing your digital and employability skills including presentation skills and IT skills and contains many professional online learning courses. You can use it to: 

  • Improve your employability skills.
  • Earn certificates of course completion.
  • Download content to watch offline using the app on your mobile device.

Research skills

You can use your research skills in an academic context but also to research the type of career you would like, potential employers and different sectors prior to attending interviews.

Presentation skills

Many employers require staff to have excellent presentation skills and to be able to present confidently at conferences and meetings. One way of researching conference presentations given by other people is to look at conference archives such as the Librarians' Information conference archives.

You can watch TED Talks on giving presentations or find some presentation skills books on CityLibrary search.

IT skills and certification

Strong general IT skills are a high priority for lots of employers and will also help you complete coursework and prepare for lectures and exams more efficiently, too. Here are some links to help for common IT packages and you should find more courses on LinkedIn Learning.

You can also undertake some certification for example for Business studies databases such as Bloomberg, Eikon and Datastream as below: 

Interview skills

The Careers and Student Development team at City run a series of Employability events which include interview skills.

Some interview skills resources from University of Kent.