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Developing Employability and Enterprise


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Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 1: Why employability;
    • Chapter - 2: The growing importance of employability;
    • Chapter - 3: Models of employability;
    • Chapter - 4: Developing employability and enterprise: Tackling the challenge of youth unemployment and social mobility;
    • Chapter - 5: Developing mental readiness for the world of work - building confidence and understanding employment journeys;
    • Chapter - 6: Giving young people a clear line of sight to work;
    • Chapter - 7: Helping individuals develop self-confidence and interpersonal skills;
    • Chapter - 8: Making the best choices for jobs, careers and study;
    • Chapter - 9: Presenting personal information for employers;
    • Chapter - 10: Selection - Interviews and assessments centres/tests;
    • Chapter - 11: Work placements and internships;
    • Chapter - 12: Delivering effective work experience;
    • Chapter - 13: Enterprise - More than being Richard Branson;
    • Chapter - 14: Coaching for employability and enterprise;
    • Chapter - 15: Developing mindset and mental toughness;
    • Chapter - 16: Global perspectives - China and the Far East;
    • Chapter - 17: Lifelong learning is the key to employability and economic vitality;
    • Chapter - 18: Employability and enterprise;
    • Chapter - 19: Employability training and coaching to clients with mental health problems;
    • Chapter - 20: The role of sport in developing life skills, employability and enterprise

About the Author

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.


"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 *

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