New Title – “Brilliant Employability Skills”

We have 10 copies of the book Brilliant employability skills by Trought which can be found in the library catalogue by clicking here.

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

Brief description-

Brilliant Employability Skills emphasises the need for students to create their own individual employability profile and brand in order to compete successfully in today’s highly competitive market place for graduate jobs. It is just as important to be able to market yourself as it is to secure your degree. In today’s’ job market having a degree is just one piece of the puzzle. A good degree no longer sets you apart from other candidates – this book will provide you with the tools and techniques to allow you to gain and communicate the range of employability skills and behaviours that will make you stand out from the crowd and get the job that you want.

The market and demand for practical books on employability is increasing in the UK where the introduction of, and increase in tuition fees and the resulting high levels of student debt are forcing Universities to ensure that their graduates can compete successfully in the graduate job market. This book will focus on students in their first and second year of study, although the tools can equally be applied to those students in their final year and masters programs. The book will aim to encourage students to start creating their employability skills from the commencement of their studies.

Brilliant Outcomes

  • Learn what employers want and how to show what you can offer
  • Identify & gain the employability skills that you will need
  • Create your own unique employability brand and communicate it to employers

RIS/Cronfa Roadshows for staff

Are you a member of staff at Swansea University?  Would you like to know more about what the Research Information System (RIS) is?
Why is it valuable for you as a researcher to deposit your research outputs in RIS?  What is Cronfa?

Come to one of the RIS road shows being held across campus in November to find answers to all of these questions.
Subject Librarians will be available to assist you with any queries you may have regarding RIS and Cronfa.

There is no need to book – just drop by:

15th November – ILS foyer 11am-2pm

17th November – Callaghan Building foyer 10am-12noon

23rd November – Taliesin Centre 1.30-3pm

Library Subject Teams also are available for workshops and presentations on RIS.
Please contact your Subject Librarian to arrange a suitable date and time.

Referencing a Mintel Report

We’ve got a 2 fantastic new resources called Mintel Oxygen and Mintel Global Markets Navigator.  We’re busy making new guides to accompany them which will be available soon.

  • Mintel Oxygen is a resource which contains consumer market reports for the U.S., U.K. and Europe.  Our subscription contains reports on the following industries: Drink, E-Commerce, Food, Leisure, Technology.
  • Mintel Global Markets Navigator is a resource which contains information on global market size, segmentation and share data.

We’ve had a few queries on how Business and Economics students should reference information found in these resources, so we’ve put together a couple of examples below.

Mintel. (2011) Coffee shops – UK –  February 2011. London: Mintel International . Retrieved from Mintel Oxygen (26/10/11)

Mintel. (2010) Coffee in China. London: Mintel International. Retrieved from Mintel Global Markets Navigator (26/10/11)

We hope this blog post is useful, please get in touch if you need more information on referencing, Mintel reports or any other query you might have.