Social career management: social media and employability skills gap

Benson, Vladlena ORCID:, Morgan, Stephanie and Filippaios, Fragkiskos (2014) Social career management: social media and employability skills gap. Computers in Human Behavior, 30. pp. 519-525. ISSN 0747-5632

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Social capital theorists have established decades ago that better connected people do better in life. The emergence of online social networking sites have given a new impetus to building and exploiting connections for career management. While professionals acknowledge that social networking is essential for business and development, new graduates coming into the corporate world are not equipped with the uptodate skill set. Through the lens of the improved employability objectives, this paper draws conclusions from a recent study of UK business graduates and their use of social networking. The paper presents for discussion an employability skill set for contemporary business professional and calls for higher education to address the skill gap. Further research directions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.06.015
Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Keywords: educational technology, employability, knowledge management, higher education, student lifecycle
Subjects: Education
Education > Teaching and learning
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
Business and finance
Depositing User: Vladlena Benson
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 10:52
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:54


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