Employability Awareness among Malaysian Undergraduates

Latisha Asmaak Shafie, Surina Nayan


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

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v5n8p119

International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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