Brilliant Employability Skills: How to Stand Out from the Crowd in the Graduate Job Market

Every year 400,000 students graduate with a degree. What makes you stand out?

Top Tips from employers

How to find work experience

Practical advice for interviews

The value of volunteering



Frances Trought

Frances Trought encourages students to step out of their comfort zone and explore opportunities. Students can dip in and out of the book and action the practical tips immediately. Brilliant Employability Skills enables students to develop skills, prepare for interviews and find work experience opportunities. The perfect guide to help students navigate through their degree and develop the skills valued by employers. Frances Trought has 15 years experience of working in Higher Education both as an academic and in supporting students to develop their employability skills.


Frances Trought

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If you are going to spend £50,000 on a product you better know how to use it! Brilliant Employability Skills is
the instructional manual to ensure you make the most of your time at University


Insights from employers on how to prepare for interviews and gain work experience


Organisations provide examples of how work experience, volunteering, sports and business challenges help develop the skills employers value.


Students provide examples of how they gained work experience and the value of extracurricular activities

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Professional Bodies

The benefits of membership and professional qualifications explained

The Graduate Market

High Fliers Ltd and the Association of Graduate Recruiters provide an insight to the graduate job market.

Frances Trought

Provides insights and top tips on how to seize opportunities and translate them into building your Individual Brand

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