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TARGETjobs Breakfast News: 2:1 or nothing

The focus of the November 2012 TARGETjobs Breakfast News was on how useful a 2:1 degree classification really is when assessing graduates' suitability for a job.

Edge Hill University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car's winning partnership

The partnership between Edge Hill University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) has developed over ten years and is grounded in the excellent relationships that exist between the employer and the institution's Careers Centre. Beginning with one-off visits by the employer to careers events, this has now progressed to the integration of ERAC into the curriculum across diverse academic disciplines including sport, geography and business.

The future of higher education in England: Call for evidence

The Commission on the Future of Higher Education has been established to address the key challenges facing the higher education sector in England over the next 20 years. It is seeking evidence from key stakeholders in order to produce a policy framework that will safeguard and strengthen the position of HE institutions in the long term.

Is a degree the best route to a successful career?

Jenny Blakesley, AGCAS Vice President and Director of Careers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), was recently a guest on Radio 4's You and Yours. The programme's discussion was based on the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics that suggest that increasing numbers of graduates are working in non-graduate roles, and addressed the issues around whether taking a degree is still the best passport to a successful career.

Graduate recruitment market set to get more competitive
The Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) warns that the student recruitment market will only get more competitive as the pool of young people shrinks.

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British Council China Graduate Careers Advisors Workshop, London

Tue 25 Oct 2011

The aim of this workshop is to give an update of the Chinese job market, provide information about employers' recruitment strategies and offer practical information to help colleagues who work in career guidance and graduate service provision to Chinese students.

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Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education

This IPPR briefing paper analyses the latest projections on the changing shape of the jobs market in the UK. It presents a more complex picture of the skills needs of the economy.

University Researchers and the Job Market

University Researchers and the Job Market is a practical career development resource for research staff. It is intended to offer support and encouragement to researchers who are considering their next career move, either inside or outside of academia.

Knowledge Workers and Knowledge Work
This report aims to give a more comprehensive portrait of work and the workforce in the knowledge economy. It is based on a survey that asked people what they actually do at work and how often they perform particular tasks. The results of the survey have been used to assess the level of 'cognitive complexity' or knowledge content of different jobs.

Working in Edinburgh and the Lothians - A Guide for Graduates

This guide gives a broad picture of the local employment landscape from a graduate's perspective. While it does not cover every possible opportunity in the area, it does focus on the advice of organisations such as Scottish Enterprise (Edinburgh and Lothian) and Edinburgh Brand and uses graduate destination information from HESA (Higher Education Statistical Agency) on some of the main local industry sectors that employ graduates.

Future skills supply and demand in Europe: Forecast 2012

This report analyses results of Cedefop's latest skill supply and demand forecasts up to 2020. The forecasts aim to provide evidence on future labour market developments to help to make informed decisions. They identify major economic and socio-demographic trends and examine their implications for labour market sectors, occupations and qualifications.

Occupational change and mobility among employed and unemployed job seekers

This paper examines the occupational mobility of employed and unemployed job seekers.

The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030

This report presents the results of The Future of Work study, which looks ahead to the labour market of 2030. It analyses stable trends that are already shaping the future of UK jobs and skills, and forecasts the most likely disruptions to those trends. It then plots four anticipated scenarios of what the UK's work landscape might look like in 2030 and, importantly, the skills that will be required under these conditions. 

European Vacancy and Recruitment Report 2012

This report is the first of a set of biennial reports to be launched by the European Commission as part of the EU Skills Panorama. It focuses on changes in the demand for labour, including analyses of contractual arrangements, sector demand, occupation demand, growing occupations, difficult to fill vacancies (bottleneck occupations), skills requirements and the market shares of public employment services and temporary work agencies.

A graduate employability lens for the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy

This resource explains how information literacy contributes to the employability of graduates. It looks at mapping information skills and competencies against what is expected of graduates entering the job market and, in the longer term, developing their careers.

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