Employability Skills Required by the 21st Century Workplace: A Literature Review of Labor Market Demand
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- labour market; 21st-century workplace; employability skills; personal attributes
This paper discusses the importance of employability skills of graduates in entering the workforce according to employers' perceptions, through a literature review. In 21st century workplace, the occupation-specific skills are no longer sufficient for graduates to meet the needs of labour markets. Workers are nowadays expected to have an additional set of skills and attributes, called employability skills. Employability skills become a very important issue at the national, regional, and international labour market. The literature review found a number of employability skills attribute required by graduates in entering the workforce. Communication skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and teamwork skills are the attributes of employability skills with highest importance level. Graduates are also expected to have a number of personal attributes included: self-awareness, self-confidence, independence, emotional intelligence, flexibility and adaptability, stress tolerance, creativity and initiative, willingness to learn, reflectiveness, lifelong learning, and professional behaviour.
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TY - CONF AU - I Made Suarta AU - I Ketut Suwintana AU - IGP Fajar Pranadi Sudhana AU - Ni Kadek Dessy Hariyanti PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Employability Skills Required by the 21st Century Workplace: A Literature Review of Labor Market Demand BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology and Vocational Teachers (ICTVT 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 337 EP - 342 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvt-17.2017.58 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvt-17.2017.58 ID - Suarta2017/09 ER -