Graduate employability is on the top of agendas of higher education. However, empirical research on exploring how international students and international graduates are navigating their employability using graduate capitals in this volatile labour market is scant. Therefore, using a guided reflection on her own career development, the author of this book chapter features how she has intentionally developed employability capital and navigated different opportunities to build her career in the home and host countries, Malaysia and Australia, respectively, instead of following commonly career pathways perceived by her family and peers. She concluded that employability is not a destination but a lifelong process without any prescribed formula to follow. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each individual, within the support of other stakeholders such as family, schools, and the government, to define the career goals, utilize strategies to achieve the goals, navigate new opportunities, and thrive in their career.
|Title of host publication||Developing and Utilizing Employability Capitals|
|Subtitle of host publication||Graduates’ Strategies across Labour Markets|
|Editors||Tran Le Huu Nghia, Thanh Pham, Michael Tomlinson, Karen Medica, Christopher D. Thompson|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon UK|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|