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Social Career Management: Social Media and Employability Skills Gap

Benson, Vladlena, Morgan, S., Filippaios, Fragkiskos (2014) Social Career Management: Social Media and Employability Skills Gap. Computers in Human Behavior, 30 . pp. 519-525. ISSN 0747-5632. (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.06.015) (KAR id:34896)

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Abstract

Social capital theorists have established decades ago that well connected people do better in life. The emergence of online social networking sites has given a new impetus to building and exploiting networking for career management. While professionals acknowledge that social networking is essential for business and development, research indicates that new graduates coming into the corporate world are not equipped with the up to date skill set. Through the lens of 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 professionals based on the literature, and calls for higher education to address the skill gap shown by our study.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.06.015
Uncontrolled keywords: educational technology, employability, knowledge management, higher education, student lifecycle.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 14:59 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34896 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Morgan, S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3075-0489
Filippaios, Fragkiskos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7458-1333
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