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Employability Awareness among Malaysian Undergraduates

Author(s): Latisha Asmaak Shafie | Surina Nayan

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 5;
Issue: 8;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Changes are norms at workplaces. As a result, globalization and development of technology demand employeesto be highly-skilled. Graduates find it difficult to seek employment upon graduation as they are lack ofemployability skills. Thus the need to establish employability skills among university undergraduates isimperative. This study is conducted in order to determine whether employability skills can be enhanced throughstudying English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) among undergraduates in Malaysia. In addition, itinvestigates whether undergraduates are able to identify attributes employers seek. The results of this study haveuseful pedagogical implications for teaching of English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) as the data obtainedmay be used to prepare teaching materials in order to enhance undergraduates’ employability skills.
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