Making the links - applying your skills to workplace contexts

The challenge...

Question mark iconHow do you translate the skills you have developed through curriculum activities and assignments (identified in your programme or module specifications) into the skills which are highly valued in workplace situations?

In particular employers look for graduates with qualities of self-reliance, who can demonstrate examples of using initiative and showing real commitment to a range of tasks, seeing them through to completion.

Applying for jobs, placements and further study opportunities therefore involves proving to what extent you have acquired such skills and qualities, and providing real evidence of experiences which have developed them. In your CV, on application forms and at interview you will need to clearly articulate concrete examples and explain to selectors how they are relevant to a particular job role and the responsibilities involved in it.

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