Self Evaluation, Employability & Transferrable Skills

Topics: Management, Strategic management, Leadership Pages: 6 (1730 words) Published: December 6, 2012
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Course| BUSI1312: PPD1: Study Skills & Self Eval| Course School/Level| BU/UG| Coursework| Assignment 1 - Initial Report| Assessment Weight| 10.00%| Tutor| CR Umney| Submission Deadline| 09/11/2012|

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000752273       Minh Hoang Anh Nguyen
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Task 1: Self Evaluation, Employability & Transferrable Skills

| Attempt| Completed| Grade / 120| Review|
Speaking and Listening| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:37 PM| 60.00| Review| Reading and Researching| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:41 PM| 85.00| Review| Writing| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:44 PM| 55.00| Review| Time management| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:48 PM| 95.00| Review| Numeracy Skills| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:50 PM| 70.00| Review| Information Technology Skills| 1| Monday, 5 November 2012, 07:54 PM| 77.50| Review|

Task 2: SWOT Analysis Table

| Strengths| Weaknesses|
Internal| 1. Problem-solving skills 2. Researching information/ Computer skills 3. Mathematics 4. Personal characteristics - Calm and Friendly 5. Good at working alone 6. Flexible 7. Innovation 8. Work experience - Have own company and had been worked and trained by family for a long time. 9. Teamwork and Leadership skills 10. Good contacts| 1. Shyness I cannot talk confidently to a people I do not know 2. Language problems - English 3. Laziness 4. Not good at detailed planning. 5. Time management 6. Weak job-hunting skills| | Opportunities| Threats|

External| 1. Can become a leader of a group 2. Can receive and handle multiple sources of information. 3. Opportunities by enhancing my education 4. Create strong network & communication 5. Self-motivation| 1. Shyness leads to many difficulties in expressing ideas and understanding each other. 2. Language problems lead to the confusion and lack of awareness in conversation. 3. Competitors with superior skills, experience, knowledge, better job-hunting skills, who went to better schools. 4. Confusions and wrong orientation because of no clear detailed planning.| Task 3: SMART Goal Setting Table

| GOAL 1| GOAL 2| GOAL 3| GOAL 4|
SPECIFIC GOAL| Studying hard 4 skills of IELTS and achieve total IELTS score from 5.5 to 6.5 by the end of 2013 in order to resolve my language problems.| Studying hard to get the final result of the first year higher than 60% in order to get merit and make my parents proud of me.| I will go to Fitness First to have a muscular body by the end of 2013 to make girls look at me.| Studying and know how to play guitar by the end of 2013 in order to use in party and make me have a little bit difference.| How is this MEASURABLE| Concentrating more by studying hard 4skills of IELTS 2-3 hours per day| I’ll spend 2 hours preparing for the class before I come| I’ll spend 2-3 hours doing exercise in Fitness First everyday| I’ll spend 1-2 hours studying and playing guitar everyday| ACHIEVABLE| I’ll study 4 skills of IELTS 1-2 hours/day | I’ll spend 1 hours preparing for the class before I come| I’ll spend 1-2 hours doing exercise in Fitness First everyday| I’ll spend at least 1 hour studying and playing guitar everyday| REALISTIC| I’ll study 4 skills off IELTS 1-2hours when I have free time.| I can spend 30mins -1 hours preparing...

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