Help instill in others the behaviours and attributes needed to thrive in the modern workplace with this guide for coaches, careers advisors and educators.
Developing Employability and Enterprise shows how to help others develop the behaviours and attributes needed to thrive in the modern workplace. It offers coaches, career advisors and educators a complete guide to what employability looks like in the 21st century, both for new entrants to the world of work and those finding themselves in situations where they need to secure a new job or even career. The book shows how employability can be measured and how skills and attributes such as resilience, confidence, motivation, dealing with others, overcoming challenges and entrepreneurship can be developed through coaching and mentoring.
Supported by the latest research from academia, government bodies, and practitioners, Developing Employability and Enterprise brings together some of the most influential thinkers around the world to offer a new approach to career management that looks beyond simply offering advice on résumés and CVs, job applications, job searches and interviews. It offers practical guidance on what attributes to develop and tools for how to do this including assessment options, sample exercises, notes on how to use the concepts in practice and global case studies.
Written in a concise, conversational, accessible and persuasive way, it's like having a toolkit to employability success at your fingertips.
Shane Mann, Managing Director Lsect Ltd, Publisher of Schools Week and FE Week
Understanding how to develop the skills and mindset needed to improve success is key. Charlotte and Doug are experts in their field and have really got to the heart of the subject in this book.
Laura Jane Rawlings, Founder, Youth Employment UK (YEUK)
a much needed book for people of all ages as positive career development becomes a crucial component of a flourishing life. In particular, understanding and learning the skills of mental toughness proactively will allow individuals to be persistent in the face of setbacks and challenges in a highly competitive world. It also most importantly creates the psychological flexibility to adapt to inevitable changes in the future career market.
Dr Suzy Green, CEO, The Positivity Institute, Australia
Employability is a complex area which goes beyond qualifications, personal skills and interests to touch base with aspects such as intrapersonal perceptions.... [T]his great book has an immense amount of information that will help to guide you sequentially. I recommend it highly for everyone who in this field.
Aisha Al Suwaidi, CEO, HR Policies Sector, Federal Authority of Government in the UAE
Doug Strycharczyk is Managing Director of AQR, a consultancy and provider of psychometric tests, tools and development programmes. Doug has held a variety of HR and consultancy roles in the private and public sectors. He is the co-author of Developing Mental Toughness, co-author of Developing Resilient Organizations and a contributor to Psychometrics in Coaching, all published by Kogan Page.
Charlotte Bosworth is Director of Skills and Employment at OCR, which develops employability and enterprise programmes for schools and colleges around the world.