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Complete a skills assessment sheet yourself and then ask five other people who know you to complete a skills assessment sheet each. This may include family, friends, pastoral workers or teachers (ensure you keep each assessment sheet to include in your assignment.

Visit appropriate websites to carry out some personality tests. Useful website include: www.testingroom.com

I chose http: www.2h.com/ipersonic-personality-test.html for a personality test the result are shown below:

Harmony-seeking Idealists are characterized by a complex personality and an abundance of thoughts and feelings. They are warm-hearted persons by nature. They are sympathetic and understanding. Harmony-seeking Idealists expect a lot of themselves and of others. They have a strong understanding of human nature and are often very good judges of character. But they are mostly reserved and confide their thoughts and feelings to very few people they trust. They are deeply hurt by rejection or criticism. Harmony-seeking Idealists find conflict situations unpleasant and prefer harmonious relationships. However, if reaching a certain target is very important to them they can assert themselves with a doggedness bordering on obstinacy.

Harmony-seeking Idealists have a lively fantasy, often an almost clairvoyant intuition and are often very creative. Once they have tackled a project, they do everything in their power to achieve their goals. In everyday life, they often prove to be excellent problem solvers. They like to get to the root of things and have a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. At the same time, they are practically oriented, well organized and in a position to tackle complex situations in a structured and carefully considered manner. When they concentrate on something, they do so one hundred percent - they often become so immersed in a task that they forget everything else around them. That is the secret of their often very large professional success.

Source: http://www.ipersonic.com/type/HI.html

Harmony-seeking Idealist (HI)

Harmony-seeking Idealists are characterised by a complex personality and an abundance of thoughts and feelings. They are warm-hearted persons by nature. They are sympathetic and understanding. Harmony-seeking Idealists expect a lot of themselves and of others. They have a strong understanding of human nature and are often very good judges of character. But they are mostly reserved and confide their thoughts and feelings to very few people they trust. They are deeply hurt by rejection or criticism. Harmony-seeking Idealists find conflict situations unpleasant and prefer harmonious relationships. However, if reaching a certain target is very important to them they can assert themselves with a doggedness bordering on obstinacy.

Harmony-seeking Idealists have a lively fantasy, often an almost clairvoyant intuition and are often very creative. Once they have tackled a project, they do everything in their power to achieve their goals. In everyday life, they often prove to be excellent problem solvers. They like to get to the root of things and have a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. At the same time, they are practically oriented, well organised and in a position to tackle complex situations in a structured and carefully considered manner. When they concentrate on something, they do so one hundred percent - they often become so immersed in a task that they forget everything else around them. That is the secret of their often very large professional success.

As partners, harmony-seeking idealists are loyal and reliable; a permanent relationship is very important to them. They seldom fall in love head over heels nor do they like quick affairs. They sometimes find it very difficult to clearly show their affection although their feelings are deep and sincere. In as far as their circle of friends is concerned, their motto is: less is more! As far as new contacts are concerned, they are approachable to only a limited extent; they prefer to put their energy into just a few, close friendships. Their demands on friends and partners are very high. As they do not like conflicts, they hesitate for some time before raising unsatisfactory issues and, when they do, they make every effort not to hurt anyone as a result.

Adjectives which describe your type

Introverted, theoretical, emotional, planning, idealistic, harmony-seeking, understanding, peace-loving, sensitive, quiet, sympathetic, conscientious, dogged, complicated, inconspicuous, warm-hearted, complex, imaginative, inspiring, helpful, demanding, communicative, reserved, vulnerable

More about your iPersonic type

Find out more about the Harmony-seeking Idealist at iPersonic.com!

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C: Use the information from tasks 1a) and 1b) to produce your personal assessments. This should set out your personal qualities, your skills and achievements, and any qualifications you have achieved to date. You should include the following:

Personal Qualities: The personal qualities I have are that I am very patient. I think I am very patient because when I go shopping sometimes I have to wait for a long time as my family or friends take a long time shop around leaving me to carry the bags which would make me patient because I wait for others without getting angry and also hold the bags as well. I go shopping and when I find something nice I buy it this show I am impatient because I don't want to go to other shop to see if the products cheaper, but if I buy a product from one shop and like other one in other store I will buy it as well. I find that if I have to do a task I find that I will have patient to do it to my best of my ability.

I think I am very hardworking. I do all my coursework which I give on time and I also clean up when I go home, I clean the whole house as my mum is at work during school hours and my dad is sleeping as he goes on nigh shifts. I sometimes go with my mum to her work place to help with paper work and stuff. I also clean all my stuff and the fish tank on my own. When I am at home on the weekends I have to cut the grass which can take a long time as the garden is very big and is a lot of hard work, especially as I need to keep changing the extension lead about 6 times to make it longer. I sometimes have to go and cut the grass at my other house as the people renting it do not do not cut the grass or clean the driveway. I help with cleaning the house. I learn to be patient which I learn from my parents. If I misbehavior or be naughty they take stuff away such as car or games console.

Skills: The skills I have learnt over the years include decision making I learn this though playing football for a team, I have to make quick decision in defence as well as accurate decision if I don't they could score a goal. I learn to be patient as I used to play for the school cricket team I would have to field and wait for the ball to come to me. I learnt to touch type because I have to use a keyboard for work. I learnt to organize my work. I used to behavior badly but learnt to be more well behavior. The skills I learn includes good interpersonal skills such as make eye contact and also listen to what people have to say as well as responsideding back.

Educational Record and Achievements:

Include a record of the qualifications that you have obtained and those qualifications you are currently working towards. Also include any achievements from your time at school and in the sixth form e.g. form rep, school council, prizes, certificate, performing in concerts, playing in the cricket team, mentor, student ambassador etc.

The qualification I have obtained where:

Primary School

Maths Level 5, English Level 4, Science Level 5

Greenford High School

Gcse

Science C,C

Math D

English D

Pe C

Ict Level 4

History D

Spanish C

Business Study D

Cp E

Btec Business Level 2

Merit

Btec Level 3 Pe

Pass

Btec Business Level 3

Failed

The achievements I achieved are:

Achieved Merit in Business

Playing for the school cricket Team

B in art year 8

Won sport day

Won interhouse football and cricket with form class

Level 5 Math Year 7

Fa Level one football badge

Work Record and Achievements: Include a record of any employment and work experience you have and what experience you gained from this and any achievements.

I worked for law firm with my mum for 5 days. The experiences helped me a lot as I got to work with other people, organise paper work. I got 2 see how the law in the UK works. I learnt interpersonal skills, I experience how it feels to have to wake up early and leave late. I learnt how to interact with customer and be polite and show good interpersonal skills and dress smart. This can help me when I go on to uni.

Other Interests and Achievements: Include a record of your other interests and achievements outside of school.

I achieved a FA football badge which allow me to on to progress and play for a TV or manage a football team. I played football for Hayes football club youth team but decided to quit as I liked cricket which was clashing with the cricket match times. I passed my driving test when I was 17. I have interest in buy gadget I have loads I like to domestic all of them I got over 20,000 hits on YouTube.

Strength:

My strength I am good in sports that why I choose sport. I am hard working. I am caring and also polite. I don't care what people say or someone discourage me such as when I give my work in a teacher discourage you by saying im surprised you passed or you don't have potential for no reason I am good at forgetting about stuff like that.

Weaknesses:

I am not as loud as I used to be. I lack concerate maybe because I drink allot of fizzy drinks.

Opportunities:

I can become more talkative. This will help me to gain more confidence so I can go to a good uni. Put as much effort as I used to, to get better grades and not get discourage easily.

Threats: Miss Deadlines, too much work, people annoying you or might get angry.

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Skills Assessment Sheet

Name: David

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Completed by: David.

Relationship to named person: Mate

2. Skills Assessment Sheet

Name: Manpreet

Completed by: Manpreet

Relationship to named person: Sister

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Skills Assessment Sheet

Name: Ray

Completed by: Ray

Relationship to named person: Mate

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Skills Assessment Sheet

Name: Divan

Completed by: Divan

Relationship to named person: Uncle

P2: Describe the sources and types of career-related information needed to plan a career4.

Different sources and different types of career-related information can be used to develop a career plan. This includes Connexions, Learning and Skills Councils, job centres, career services, interviews, careers fairs, recruitment fairs, websites, human resources departments, visiting speakers, work experience, newspapers, trade and specialist journals, company career packs, university and college prospectuses, qualifications information.

You need to describe the sources and types of career-related information needed to plan a career.

Connexions: Connection can help plan a career you go into the office, speak directly with the employee who gives advice on career or subject you can choose they have information booklets and people who can put you in the course there a connection in the school as well.

Learning and Skills Councils: These people help by giving advice on possible carers for the person which will help them choose what they would want to be able to do and know how to get there.

Job Centres: The job centre help with getting people jobs they can try and find a job which best suits you or you can use the machines which will help find you some jobs which are available.

Career services: These people help find you a job for a small fee which they are able to provide these services.

Interviews: The interview could be for a job but they may find that they are interviewing a person who might be suitable for a different job in the business.

Careers Fairs: This is where people can find jobs information such as information is left out such as brochure and the people can ask people who are there for information or help.

Recruitment Fairs: The recruitment fairs are where people come along to do some task if they complete them they will be recruited by different agencies.

Websites: The website allows people to advertise their job on the website which will help increase the amount of people looking at the job for customers.

Human resources departments: Human resource department can give information to customer about job which they may be interested in.

Visiting speakers: Speaker can give information about possible career such as like uni speakers come to talk about how excellent there uni is.

Work experience: Work experience help build experience but can also increase the number of people who might apply for that job later as they are on work experience so they might have a good experience.

Newspapers: The newspaper shows that they can advertise job on newspaper for customer to see and ring up if they are interested.

Trade and specialist journals: They give information on job using journal which can help some people if they read it.

Company career packs: Big business can have apprticeship to persuade people to get a career in their business.

University and College prospectuses: This can be useful it can help a person find job if there a job section and the skills need for that job and subject for the job.

I will be discussing my personal career objectives which include medium term goals for five years and short term goals for two years.

My main goal short term over the next two years is to Finish this year and get a pass for business and merit for pe. Which will help me go on to a good university as i got pass last year for pe which will help me with my career i chose to do? The next goal will be to get into university using the grade I have to see if they will be willing to accept my grades or not. Another goal will be to get a job for experience as university look at people more closely if they experience in a working environment. This can be volunteer work for free which university look for and looks good on the application form. The next goal will be to finish my university course and go on to a high level course in which I can get a degree.

The long term aims will be over five year I would want to become more grown up and also I would like to get married and have children's. The next goal will be to find a good job which pays me good money so I can support my family myself without asking my parent for money. The another goals will be to get long term job and get promoted so I get payed more and become more experience in the job so I get a better c.v.

I set my self smart objectives.

Short term Objectives:

Specific: I want to Finish Btec and get a pass in business.

Measurable: I can achieve this by end of the year.

Achievable: This is achievable if I do the work.

Realistic: This can be achieved as fail is u if you never do any coursework but if you do all the coursework like me, I will pass.

Time-Related: This can be achieved this year as if I complete Btec I can go on to university.

Medium Term Objectives:

Specific: Get a good job.

Measurable: If I finish uni and do well I can get a good job.

Achievable: This can be achieved in 5 year if I do well in uni, I can get a good job but I do not do well, I can work myself up to a good job.

Realistic: This is realistic can be achieved.

Time-Related: This can be achieved as the course i am doing in uni last 3 years I can get a good job after 4 years.

 

Short term goals: Steps

·         Finish Btec gets a pass in business.

·         Go on to University and do well in business and management.

·         Finish University.

  Long term steps:

·         Find a good job.

·         Get Married

·         Go travelling.

The following are the main goal I want to achieve before I leave Greenford high school. These are my short term aims which are over 1 year. This involves aims I want to finish and reach at the end of the year.

My first main aims are to be able to finish year 13. My second aim is to pass. This will help on to university if I get a pass grade this would be an advantages over other student who want to apply for the same university. The other aims are to be able to finish university in 5 years which would allow me to be able to get a better job with better money. Then I will go on to get a job in business.

The long term aim is to able to able to get job which support me for 20 years. Then get married. This will help me. I will have good experience which will help me to get a better job with a better salary. The other goals I want to achieve are to play sport and go gym every week so I become fitter.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

·         The strengths that I have are that I am very good at listening. I am very good at be understanding and kind. I have good Gcse and Btec result for last year. I am smart.

 

·         I am  good at understanding problem and solving them this can help me as I am an organised person which will help me a lot when I go on to university this is going to make me a very good image.

 

·         I am good trustworthy person if someone ask me to bring something in I will bring it in the next day this will help me with be honest and trustworthy.

 

·         I am honest and tell the truth to anyone and not lie about stuff.

 

·         The better grades I get the harder I work, the moviation I get the better my grades will be.

 

·         My weaknesses not speaking loudly I am used to speaking quietly.

 

·         I am sometimes hyper which cause me to cause trouble.

 

·         I lose concerations easily because I drink to many fizz drinks.

 

·         I also think about another stuff such as games I play when I get home on my ps3,wii or Xbox360  which distraction my attention from school work.

 

·         The other weakness I have are that I find it hard to work when I am  dehydration or haven't eaten in the morning which give me low conceration levels which I would need to improve by eating food in the morning.

 

·         When I copy something off the board I don't normally read it back so sometimes it don't make sense.

·         I can go onto University if I do well.  I can go on to further education.

 

·         If it will help me to learn more about business and do well in the subject.

 

·         If I do well this year, a university will accept me which will give me a lot of opportunities.

 

·         This will help me find a job which pays me good money.

 

·         This will open doors for me to finding the correct job and to help me go on to better jobs.

 

 

·         I can go on to further education for different course which will help me a lot as I have more choice of jobs and career I would want to do.

 

·         I will be able to carry on with future plan and have lot of opportunities.

 

·         Might not get the result I was wishing for.

 

·         Bad reference

 

·         Might find another course but might not have the qualifications.

 

·         I could get kicked out if I do

 

·         Might not hand in coursework which will result in the final grade going down or up depending on the work.

 

·         Might not be in because of being ill, broken wrist, accident which could cause you not to come to school.

 

Swot

Strength: The strength I have is that I am truthful, I have some good qualifications. I where smart clothes to interviews and casual for normal day. I have very fit; I can run for 2 hours.  I am very good at listening. I am trustworthy person if you ask me to do something or bring something I will.

Weakness: The weakness I have is that I can be very quiet sometimes. I can write stuff down which I don't understand. I am sometimes hyper which makes me lose concerate. I am polite but can sometime be rude. I am distractioned easily for example when I go home and my dad watch cricket I have to go and watch it as well or if I have to do some homework, and someone comes over I forget to do the work. Sometimes I forget to do the work.

Opportunities: I can keep conceration if I don't drink fizzy drinks. I can write all the work in a planner so when I get home I can finish of the work. I can do the work during my free lesson. If I do well I could go onto university and have a better job.

Threats: I could get bad grades if I forget to do my coursework which will result in a fail. I could also fail to do important stuff for ucas which will result in my place being losts. I could be busy during another stuff so would need good time management skills to be able to do all the work.

Form tutor

On parent evening I met my form tutor, we discuss smart objectives my main objectives were:

Get merit in Pe

Get pass in Business

Complete all questions in details.

I think I can achieve these if I work hard and also if I concerate fully on the course.

Pastoral support worker

I made target up with my patrol teacher Mr. fahad

Do all questions

Attend school

Not to bunk lesson

I think that I can develop these skills this year and are smart.

Classroom teacher

I was set smart target with my business teacher

To read though business btec book

To add more details

I can achieve this, this year if I write in more details and also read btec book.

Task 4: Skills audit

P3: Conduct a skills audit identifying the level and types of skill needed to build into the career plan

Skill

Skill level

Training needs/ comments

 

Verbal communication

1

Need to be louder.

Listening skills

2

Need to focus on what people say

Written communication

2

Write more neatly

Numeracy

2

Use number more

Information technology

3

Very good at using internet and computer

Team working

2

I am hard working but need to join in discuss more

Problem solving

2

Good at problem solving but need to spend more time on the questions.

Working on own initiative

3

I am good at working on my own.

Time management

2

I good at time management but need to take more time.

People skills

2

Good at listening to people but need more interactive.

A skills audit can then be used in a career plan.

  How useful did you find completing a skills audit? Why?

I found using the skill audit easy as I can keep a record of my targets and once I want I have improved I can change the grades. I think that the skill audit can help identify my skills to employers who can look at the skills audit. The job centre can help find me a good job as they can see all my skills I have and also the progress I have made to improve my skills. I find the skill audit can be easily edited when I achieve my skills and when I improve because I can chance the number in the sections.

 

·         Do you think it will help you in planning your own career? If yes, how will it help? If no, why will it not help you?

No because I would need someone else to assess my grades to find out if they are accurate as I could be easily misled by my own scoring being bias. I think that I could write down skills which don't relate to my job. I might think that I am good at time management but someone else might just disagree. Nope because I would also need to take into consideration my qualifications.

 How useful do you think skills audits are when planning a career?

 They are useful if someone else set out the targets as they will know what I am good at and one I am not. They are useful when planning to see my skills but are not much help when choosing a career as I could use my skills in different jobs. They are useful in the skills department but need to consider other departments.

 

 Task P4: Methods of professional development and training

Induction Training: This is introduction training into the business.

Performance Appraisal: Records of evaluations

On- the-Job- Training: Training at work on how to use equipment

Off-the-job training: Off the job training outside work hours such as handbook to read and learn techniques.

Graduate Training Programme: After you finish uni they can give you a training programme for a specific job.

Management Training: This is management training to become a manger you will be assessed by other manager to see if you can do the job.

Coaching: Be taught how to do something by someone else.

Secondments: Provide support to business to help recruit new workers.

Mentoring: Someone who helps you along the way.

Shadowing: A work experience to help student learn about the job.

E-learning: Research on internet working online to find information.

Vocational and Professional Courses: Different course for different job the person can undertake.

Job Rotation: How fast the person can do the job, how long it takes.

Retraining: If they cannot do the job well you can retrain them to do it better.

Continuing Professional Development: Keep checking progress and help them develop.

Lifelong Learning: Learning around life which happens every day.

I have chosen to become a builder as this will be the easy way to make money. The traing I will get will be from college which allow builders such as myself to start working and get training at the same times as well as being payed when I finished the course I will be able to go on and get a job as I will have a apprentership in the subject some business will allow me to start work while training every day as well as being payed. I am going to make sure that once I finished the course I will do well in which I can get a job as site manager and make good money. The training will help me with basic skills which I can improve over time which will allow me to make more money in which will result in more money being made afterwards.

The method I will use are induction training which will help me gain the skills I need to improve the way I perform, after which I will be able to run my own business and this will increase the chance of me being able to work for employment for bigger business which will help make more money for the business which will increase the amount of chance of being able to get a better job where I can earn a lot of money as the more work I get the more money.

 I will make more money in which I can expand the business and be able to make more customer relationship which will help them can back to me to be able to make more money. The training will be on work time as well as after work when I research different ways of fixing stuff I have the knowledge to perform at the highest level to make more money which will increase my chance of success in the long term which will help make me more money which will increase the chance of making more money which will help me increase the business.

 The training can help me because I will develop skills which will make me a better builder I will then register to be a builder so I am genuine then when I make sure that I have a good business name to bring in more customer which will increase the amount of money I will make.

The usefulness of the source of information which I used where:

·         Connections

·         Leaflets

·         Internet

·         Radio

·         Job Centre

·         Teachers

 I used connection which has helped me a lot they gave me free advice on the job. They gave me audience on how to find the jobs, the qualification I need and also the skills and work experience I would require. The amount of time it takes to deal with the connection teams was about 15 mins they had all the information available.

Leaflets where a bit hard to acciqure but I found reading them was very informative and helped me with the job I wanted it told me the skills I need the experience. The training and also last but not least the cost and where to find the agency.

Internet was the most helpful because it helped me a lot with my research to find a job as a builder. It allowed  me to choose my skills and also allowed me to find different jobs in my chose career which has helped me a lot because I think I will choose site manager job as it will pay more money and give me more benefits.

Radio when I listen to the radio in the morning it helps me a lot but only heard job advertisement for my job about once a day so did not give me much information to go on.

Job Centre is like connection but they would communicate face to face offering me jobs as well as training which was useful as they knew what skills I need for the job the amount of time it would take for me to get the job and the amount of cost it would cost me.

Teachers they will offer me advice on what to do they will tell me to go connections or job centre and encourage me to take on that carrier.  

Out of these I found that internet was the most reliable it gave me information about my job, the places which will hire me, the skills I need and lastly the cost.

I found radio because they would only show the advertisement once a day which will make it hard to listen to what they were saying. I could not hear the terms and conditions.

The most useful to the least.

·         Internet

·         Connections

·         Job Centre

·         Radio

·         Teachers

·          Leaflets

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