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Module Reading List

Professional Skills and Employability, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Melissa Schuessler
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


The recommended reading for the module is:

Core text:

Pattison, Lynn [2017] Professional skills and employability., Pearson, Higher Education .  

This customised book is a compilation from different authors specialising in academic and professional skills development.

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Team / group work:

Adair, John, Effective teambuilding, Gower, 2009

Hayes, John. [2002] Interpersonal skills at work 2nd edition, Routledge, 2002.

Hartley, Peter, Dawson, Mark  [2010] Success in groupwork Pocket studies skills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Levin, Peter, [2005] Successful teamwork! : for undergraduates and taught postgraduates working on group projects, Open University Press, 2005. (also available as an on line resource). 

Intercultural Fluency:

HaFons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner. [1997] Riding the waves of culture: understanding cultural diversity in business / Edition 3rd edition. Nicholas Brealey, 2012

Meyer, Erin The culture map : decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures 2015, International edition.

Intercultural communication : an advanced resource book ISBN: 041527060x; 0415270618 (pbk.) : £16.99Routledge, 2004 (also available as an online resource)

Schein,E  Organizational culture and leadership  4th ed. Jossey-Bass, 2010 (also available as an online resource)

Academic / study skills:

Davies, Martin [2011] Study skills for international postgraduates Palgrave study skills, 2011

McMillan, K and Weyers, J, [2011] The study skills book, 2nd edition Harlow, Pearson, 2011. ( 3rd edition is available as an on line resource).

McMillan, Kathleen; Weyers, Jonathan D. B  [2013] How to improve your critical thinking & reflective skills [electronic resource] Pearson, 2013 (available as an on line resource).

Ramsay, Paul; Maier,Pat and Price, Geraldine Study skills for business and management students Pearson, 2010 

Williams, Kate, Carroll, Jude  [2009] Referencing & understanding plagiarism Pocket studies skills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Williams, Kate,  [2009] Getting critical Pocket studies skills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Reflective writing and personal development planning:

Cottrell, Stella, [2010], Skills for success: personal development and employability, 3rd edition,Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Williams, Kate, Woolliams, Mary; Spiro, Jane  [2012] Reflective writing  Pocket studies skills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Presentation skills:

McCarthy, P and Hatcher, C, [2002] Presentation skills : the essential guide for students, Sage 2002.

Van Emden, J and Becker, L. [2010] Presentation skills for students 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

The Application Process:

Faust, B and Faust, M. [2006] Pitch yourself : the most effective CV you'll ever write. The best interview you'll ever give. Secure the job you really want. 2nd Edition, Pearson, 2006

Innes, James, [2012], The interview book : your definitive guide to the perfect interview, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2012 (available as an on line resource).

Ros, Jay, [2011] Brilliant interview : what employers want to hear and how to say it 3rd edition, Pearson, 2011

Parkinson, Mark, [2010] How to master psychometric tests: expert advice on test preparation with practice questions from leading test providers 4th Edition, Kogan Page, 2010. ( available as an on line resource). 

Web links:

Skills @ library

Skills@Library provides academic skills teaching and e-learning support.

University of Leeds Careers Centre homepage:

Information and advice to help you in your job search, including a vacancy database

CV’s, Applications & Interviews:

This list was last updated on 27/07/2017