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Title Graduate employability across contexts : perspectives, initiatives and outcomes / T.L.H. Nghia, Binh Chi Bui, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh, Vinh N. Lu, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 393 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction -- 1 The surge of employability programs in higher education -- Part 1 Background -- 2 From employability to employment outcomes and career development: A literature review -- 3 Stakeholders engagement with employability agenda: Bourdieus concepts of social field, habitus and capitals -- Part 2 Perspectives toward graduate employability -- 4 Academic perspectives of the skills that Business graduates in Australia would need: The case of Victoria-based universities -- 5 Vietnamese employers perspectives on indicators of graduates employability -- 6 Students perspectives of employability skills: the USA and Malaysia -- 7 Perceived employment determinants and experience with employability development in Information Technology Engineering programs in India -- Part 3 Initiatives for developing graduate employability -- 8 Work integrated learning in Australian universities -- 9 Using project-based learning to improve graduate employability in Taiwan -- 10 Teaching research skills to improve student employability: The case of a Malaysian university -- 11 The use of extra-curricular activities to develop soft skills for students in Vietnamese universities -- Part 4 Translating employability into employment outcomes and career development -- 12 Graduates strategies to obtain employment outcomes in South Africa -- 13 From graduates to shortlisted candidates in job hunting: Perspectives of job interviewers in the United States -- 14 An examination of employability challenges for social groups -- 15 PhD graduates and employability experience in the United States: A narrative study -- 16 The journey to securing full-time employment in the host country: The case of Australian universities international graduates -- 17 The role of agency in employability -- 18 Career advancement and influential factors: A Vietnamese female academics experience -- Conclusion -- 19 Redefining employability in a turbulent world
Summary This book explores stakeholders perspectives, their practices, and engagement with enacting the employability agenda in the context of a rapidly changing world. It explains the need for developing graduate employability under socioeconomic, cultural, and political pressure exposed to the higher education sector. Largely framed within Bourdieus concepts of social field, habitus, and capital, it explores international stakeholders perspectives and experiences with graduate employability agenda in different contexts, which serves as a point of reference for the adoption of such initiatives. Based on empirical evidence, the authors develop a new graduate employability framework seeing it as a lifelong process, denote the relationships between types of employability capital, and shed light on the consequences of different strategies to translate employability capital to employment and career outcomes. Overall, this book generates both theoretical and practical insights which help to advance employability programs, better prepare the future workforce, and anticipate turbulence in the labour markets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Graduate students -- Employment
Graduate students -- Employment.
Llicenciats universitaris.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Nghia, Tran Le Huu, editor.
Bui, Binh Chi, editor
Singh, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar, editor
Lu, Vinh N., editor
ISBN 9789811939594