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• SWOT analysis
• SMART action plan
• Building a good reflective journal

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NAA - Work experience workshop 2

  1. 1. Academic Year: 2014/2015 Work Experience Module Workshop #2 Nottingham Advantage Award
  2. 2. 6/4/2014 2 Overview
  3. 3. • Graduate Destination Surveys 2008 – 2013 Kevin Lim 3 Work experience set you apart Do an internship (or two or three)
  4. 4. Work Experience Module Aim of the Session: To translate your placement into a meaningful work experience. Objectives: • Make the most out of your work experience:- a) SWOT analysis b) SMART action plan • To look at how to create a good reflective portfolio
  5. 5. 5 Your journey so far of securing a placement?
  6. 6. Activity… Your journey securing a placement In pair (10 minutes). Talk about: • Your initiative thus far • How you land the placement • Challenges • What you looking forward/ next step
  7. 7. 6/4/2014 7 SWOT analysis
  8. 8. 6/4/2014 8 SWOT analysis A situation method of self- evaluation for generating solutions and examining choices
  9. 9. 6/4/2014 9 SWOT analysis • To identifying areas for development • Analysing your strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats that you face • Helps you focus on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and take the greatest possible advantage of opportunities available to you
  10. 10. 6/4/2014 10 Being aware of your own SWOT analysis framework, you can pave your way on your personal development, separate yourself from your peers, identifying and developing the skill sets/ abilities you need to advance your career SWOT analysis
  11. 11. 6/4/2014 11 Strengths I communicate well within in a team. I am completely committed to my studies. Weaknesses Presenting makes me feel very nervous. I focus too much on the detail and sometimes this effects how I manage my time. I’m doing a presentation as part of an assignment. This will help to start to build my confidence public speaking. Apply for a part time job. This will help develop my customer service skills. Opportunities Stronger candidates applying for the job Finding that the work experience not as expected Threats SWOT analysis
  12. 12. 6/4/2014 12 SWOT analysis Work in group (15 minutes) Appreciate each and everyone own strengths and how these might be built on to achieve their aim Identify their own weaknesses which might get in the way but could be a focus for development Identify and make the most of the opportunities that would help Recognise possible threats and how with planning some might be turned to their advantage.
  13. 13. 6/4/2014 13 Strengths What strengths you should consider making stronger to further enhance your ability to pursue your goals What do I do well? Weaknesses What weaknesses you need to improve on, or manage, so that they don’t impede your goal setting What opportunities are best for you to pursue What internal strengths you can use to enhance your pursuit of these opportunities Opportunities What threats you need to eliminate/ minimise What internal strengths you can use to overcome these threats Threats SWOT analysis
  14. 14. 6/4/2014 14 SMART action
  15. 15. 6/4/2014 15 SMART action S = Specific M = Measurable A = Achievable R = Realistic T = Timebound
  16. 16. 6/4/2014 16 SMART action Specific Goal should be clear and unambiguous. A specific goal will usually answer the five "W" questions: What: What do I want to accomplish? Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal. Who: Who is involved? Where: Identify a location. Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
  17. 17. 6/4/2014 17 SMART action Measurable Making sure you :- 1. Stay on track 2. Reach your target dates, and 3. Experience the exhilaration of achievement A measurable goal will usually answer questions such as: How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished? How will I measure my success? Indicators should be quantifiable
  18. 18. 6/4/2014 18 Achievable Goals need to be realistic and attainable. The goals are neither out of reach nor below standard performance, as these may be considered meaningless. When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. SMART action
  19. 19. 6/4/2014 19 Realistic Choosing goals that matter. You may need support to accomplish a goal: e.g. resources, your superior, etc. A realistic goal can answer yes to these questions: •Does this seem worthwhile? •Does this match my needs? SMART action
  20. 20. 6/4/2014 Event Name and Venue 20 Time-bound (WHEN?!) A commitment to a deadline to help you to focus your effort on completion of a goal on or before the due date. To prevent goals from being overtaken by the day-to-day crises that invariably arise in your responsibilities. To establish a sense of urgency. SMART action
  21. 21. 6/4/2014 21 Work individually (10 minutes) Refer to page 13 in your Work Experience Journal. SMART action
  22. 22. 6/4/2014 22 How to create a good reflective portfolio
  23. 23. 6/4/2014 23 Your reflective portfolio • Log/ record which evidences your own learning and skills. • Not necessarily a formal ‘academic’ piece of work. • It is unique, without ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. • Lessons learned and how to use/ transfer the new skills in future. How to create a good reflective portfolio
  24. 24. 6/4/2014 24 You • Record (experiences, feelings, thoughts) • Structure • Think about and reflect upon • Plan, develop and evidence • Making conclusion your own learning How to create a good reflective portfolio
  25. 25. 6/4/2014 25 How to create a good reflective portfolio FAQs • What you did • Your thoughts • Your feelings • How well (or badly) it went • What you learnt • What you will do differently next time.
  26. 26. 6/4/2014 26 How to create a good reflective portfolio Don’t stop there. Ask yourself further, Have I achieved anything? If so, what? If no, what happen? What progress have I made? Have I put any theory into practice? How does what I have been doing lead to me becoming better at a skill? How can I use this to plan for the future? How can I use this to plan new learning experiences?
  27. 27. 6/4/2014 27 Be honest with yourself. How to create a good reflective portfolio
  28. 28. 6/4/2014 28 Use these logs to prepare for your interviews. Recall activities that you had been involved. How to create a good reflective portfolio Make the most of it!
  29. 29. 6/4/2014 29 Completing the module To gain accreditation for the work experience module you must complete the following actions: Before your work experience • Attend the First workshop • Submission of your Pre-work experience CV by April 15 at the latest • Attend the Second workshop
  30. 30. 6/4/2014 30 Completing the module To gain accreditation for the work experience module you must complete the following actions: During your work experience • Complete a minimum of 40 hours work experience • Keep a reflective log or diary
  31. 31. Completing the module To gain accreditation for the work experience module you must complete the following actions: After your work experience • Create a CV, or develop an existing CV, to demonstrate your newly acquired experience and skills Assessment workshop:- Present your work experience portfolio There will be 2 wrap-up workshops in mid-October. Mobility students are required to attend the wrap-up workshop in UoN.
  32. 32. 6/4/2014 32 Completing the module Submission of your Work Experience Journal Please be informed that you are required to submit your journal (in hardcopy) to me ( Careers Advisory Service, Block H, Level 1, Room 18) by Oct 6, Monday by 12pm. Highlights (please take note) 1. Please type and no handwritten 2. Please get your supervisor to sign and place the company stamp on the section 2.2, (page 23) 3. You are required to submit your updated resume/CV (as mentioned in page 31) together with your journey.
  33. 33. 6/4/2014 33 Graduates with no experience (internship/ part-time/ extracurricular) will find it hard to compete Can you hit the ground running? Kevin Lim Careers Adviser
  34. 34. 6/4/2014 34 If not you, then who?
  35. 35. Any questions? Contact us Location: Careers Advisory Service, HB 18 Email: NAA naa@nottingham.edu.my Website: www.nottingham.edu.my/careers www.fb.com/unmccareers
  36. 36. 6/4/2014 Event Name and Venue 36 Thank you Kevin Lim Khee Leng Careers Adviser The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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