Inspiring the New Generation
Last week, we hosted our first-ever online edition of the Career Services Day, a European event connecting more than 500 Career Services professionals from more than 20 countries. This year, we’ve explored new realities following the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. What are the implications for schools and universities? What best practices can we share, despite huge uncertainties for the future? Here are our seven key takeaways to help you navigate the current situation and empower students.
JobTeaser’s recent Meet The Expert session with VMware focused on self-awareness and selecting the right career, a topic that is often confusing for students as they embark on their career journey. Prior to the session, we received 100s of questions from students on the topic. We’ve categorised the questions to share insight into how students feel about this theme.
With universities now operating online, how can university career services support young talent in such a situation? We’ve gathered some inspiring initiatives from partner universities to keep students engaged and help boost their employability.
Over 7,000 young people aged 18 to 27, 237 companies, and 175 careers services in higher education across 15 countries responded to JobTeaser’s in-depth survey between the 1st and 8th April 2020, with the findings explored in a detailed report entitled, ‘Employment, Recruitment, and the Realities of COVID-19: Are young people weathering the crisis?’.
JobTeaser is proud to have collaborated with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) on new research into university students’ views of employability and their job prospects once they graduate. The research has revealed that despite having confidence that they’ll find work, anxiety is students’ primary feeling about beginning their post-education career.
JobTeaser is delighted to join HEPI’s (The Higher Education Policy Institute) partnership programme. Together, JobTeaser and HEPI aim to provide the sector and policy makers with recommendations on graduate employability by leveraging student, industry and executive insight.
In this article we give you the lowdown on soft skills’ definition, assessment and development. We reveal answers to questions like: What competencies constitute ‘creativity’? What are the key metrics we could use to assess creativity? How can universities identify, measure, and develop soft skills? How can students emphasize these skills in their resume? And many more.
We had the opportunity to ask Alan Stuart, Director Careers and Employability Service (MDXworks)a few questions on MDX’s approach to diversity and inclusion.
We invited hiring managers from two companies we work with to answer the most pressing resume-related questions.
It’s no secret that student engagement is a challenge in the career service profession. That’s why at the 2019 JobTeaser Career Services Day, we hosted a workshop on improving student engagement with 80 career services professionals from across Europe.
At the 2019 Career Services Day, we put the wild speculations to the test and uncovered some sound predictions – and shared novel ideas – about what the profession will look like 10-20-50 years from now.
This article is the third and last in a series based on a keynote speech by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, at JobTeaser’s 2019 Career Services Day. In case you missed them, do read Part 1 and Part 2.