By Kathryn Segal. The largest employers now receive an average of 83 CVs for each single vacancy. That’s a staggering amount and makes for huge competition among graduates. With the time it takes to look through all those applications, employers are becoming increasingly demanding, and graduates need to stand out from the crowd to have a chance of being considered. So just how can you ensure your students are noticed?
Employers increasingly want to see straight away that the candidate can recognise their skills and demonstrate how these transfer to meet the needs of the role and the company for which they have applied. The University of Kent invests a great deal of time and effort in order to ensure – both through academic study and through extracurricular initiatives – that its students have the ‘transferable’ skills required in the workplace. But what transferable skills do graduate employers want and why are they so important? Read more...