About this book

Embark on your own journey of personal development and get to where you want to be with Skills for Success.

This trusted guide will empower you to create your own unique recipe for success at university and to achieve your study, career and personal goals. It is designed to stimulate your ideas, organise your time and energy, and plan more effectively for your future.

Stella Cottrell draws from her own experience, as well as insights from numerous employers, as she identifies the qualities that hiring managers are really looking for, and offers practical advice for developing those very attributes during your time at university.

The fourth edition provides information, guidance and structured activities on essential topics such as:

  • enhancing personal performance and emotional self-management
  • developing skills in team work, leadership and cultural competences
  • looking after your mental health and well-being while you prepare for life after university
  • giving yourself a head start when applying for jobs.

Whether you’re just starting at college or university, about to leave a postgraduate programme or already in work, Skills for Success will enable you to think constructively about your personal, academic and career goals.

STELLA COTTRELL is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her books include The Study Skills Handbook,Critical Thinking Skills, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook, Mindfulness for Students and the 50 Ways series. Stella is a leadership coach and was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.