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|Title:||Where to from here? Evaluating employability during career transition|
|Citation:||Journal of Management & Organization, 2007; 13(3):196-211|
|Abstract:||This study explores attitudes towards employability among a small group of individuals who were in career transition as a result of taking voluntary redundancy. Contemporary models of career suggest that much of the responsibility for career and employability has been transferred from the organisation to the individual. This study indicated that, in general, mid-career individuals were yet to recognise this transfer and to take ownership of their employability. When moving from a stable career within a paternalistic organisation to an uncertain job market they were unsure what they had to offer an employer, how to approach job search or how to market their skills and experience. The majority did make a successful career transition but more in the absence of, rather than because of, individual career management strategies.|
|Keywords:||employability; career management; career transition; individual responsibility|
|Appears in Collections:||Business School publications|
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