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Identifying new virtual competencies for the digital age :\ud essential tools for entry level workers

By Kathryn M. Gow

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the identification of a range of competencies that entry level workers, and thus graduating students, will need to acquire to be successful in the 21st Century of work. While core or basic competencies will still form the prerequisite generic skills that all entry level workers must demonstrate,\ud as the first year progresses, depending on the field in which they are employed, they will be asked to utilise self management, entrepreneurial, and virtual competencies in order to maintain their employment status. Even if they have ICT skills, they will need to have the knowledge and ability in social software, as well as the ability to communicate across the web, in order to succeed in the digital age. Other attributes, such as cross cultural and professional skills, along with an appreciation of Web ontologies will facilitate entry-level workers as they move into the world of international liaisons

Topics: Digital competency, New graduates, Web ontologies, Cultural awareness, Transferable skills
Publisher: IGI Global
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:20861
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