Personal Development Planning And Secondary Research On Employability Education Essay

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Employability skills which skills are referred to generic skills, life skills, essential skills, necessary skills, capabilities, key competencies skills that people have. Employability skills are skills not for gain the job but skills where to progress within enterprise to achieve potential and successful in that particular job. Nowadays employers finding good workers which have better skills in the specific job, they know better how to do that job and have any experience with that particular job. However employers need to hire employees that willing to provide specialized and specification job which suitable to go to work place. For example: A company looking for employees, who have accounting skills or background, in this case have 2 employees come to human resource at that company to give they resume. From those 2 employees one of those employees has good skills in accounting and has experience worked at Z company become accountant. Another employee is fresh graduated students with accounting background major. After few days managers of human resources in A company call this 2 people to come to interview. After that interview A company make a decision to hire person with good skills and experience because they know better about accounting. Form this example we can get some conclusion that employers finding workers who have employability or job willingness skills that help them fit into job. Employers need responsible workers who can solve the problems and who have the social skills to work together with another worker to sharing their idea together, and also reliable workers. In today market place they need employees with good performance and have high creativity to create new things which suitable with the job. Employability skills are skills getting, keeping, and doing well in that job. However, have eight employability skills included:

Self-management willingness to accept responsibility, flexibility, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time management, willingness to improve own performance based on reflective learning.

Business and customer awareness basic understanding of the key drivers for business success that including the importance innovating and taking calculated risks and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

Teamworking co-operating, negotiation, contributing to discussion, respecting others and awareness of interdependence with others.

Problem solving analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

Communication and literacy ability to produce clear, application of literacy, structured written work and oral literacy- including listening and questioning.

Application of numeracy general mathematical awareness, manipulation of numbers and its application in practical contexts.

Application of information technology including familiarity with word processing, basicIT skills (ms. Word , ms excel, ms PowerPoint), spreadsheets, file management and use of internet search engines.

All of this is characteristic of good employees who want to apply some job in the company, but you do not necessary to have that depend of the company and job. Different job have different require of particular skills and ability.

Introduction of myself

History in Pekanbaru city, Pekanbaru city is a small city in a Sumatra island. In this Pekanbaru city has a one family. This family name is a Lim family. Lim's has one son now they son is 3moths old. Mr and Mrs Lim think one son is not enough for them, so they wanted to has others child. When they son's 4moths old, Mrs. Lim has pregnant. At one night on 21 October 1989 Mrs. Lim gave birth her daughter in one hospital in Pekanbaru city. Lim's family was very happy. Mr and Mrs. Lim give daughter name is a FITRI OKTAVIANA. Lim's family look after Fitri grow up becomes one youth girl.

I have some experience become promoter in my family company's. I promote any electronic product especially television at that time I was found many difficulty in the business but I never give up I try my best to promote and find another ways to promote efficiently after the promotion days was finish I had achieve more than what I think. I feel very happy, from that time I was learn something, "everyone can be success if they really want to and they have big ambition to achieve it, nothing is impossible". Other than that I also had work become students helper in INTI-UC, I can get many experience from that, and I was learn many thing from that experience, I can learn how to make good communication with people, how to arrange some file, etc.

Now I'm studying in INTI-UC, in this college I was get many experience as well, I can know many friend from any other country around the world, I can know and learn they culture and from that I also can know what life is? And what I need to do in this life. I was join club and learn many things about how organisation is and how to contribute with people. I also learn many things from my lecturer I had learn many subject from accounting, finance, marketing, economic, simulation, statistic and also mgt. I can learn many things about life and what career is from that lecturer; from that time I always think what I need to do to achieve my goals.

I have big ambition to become CEO in MNC Company; I would try to achieve it within 10 years. In 10 years time I'll take experience working in MNC company become staff at that company, start from lower level to higher level at that company, I also will continue my study I'll doing my master at other country and also I'll learn others language for example Chinese mandarin, Spanish, France, etc. From all that experience and study sure I'll achieve my ambition.

Skills audit

Strength

Doings

Feelings

Weaknesses

Watching

Thinking

Impatient

Explanations:

Strength:

Doings

I like to do something or try something new to take some experience in my life and also take some knowledge because for do something or try something new we need to learn, after we learn we can get something good or bad. If we get something good we keep it and try to be better in the future but if we get something bad from that experience we trough away.

Feelings

Most of the times I have use my feeling to do something. Sometimes my feeling is correct and sometimes is wrong. And also sometimes I can feel what the people feel or people think. And from this feeling I can do something what I feel is correct. I hope my feeling always can be correct and this always is my strength.

Weaknesses :

Watching

Watching is a one of my weaknesses, why I say watching is one of my weaknesses become I look from VAK instructions in watching is a not my criteria. One of that is a I dislike investigate a new topic in process in depth before trying it. Sometimes I feel lazy to read and observe.

Thinking

If I compare from feeling and thinking most of the time I use my feeling than thinking. Sometimes I dislike thinking before do something I more like to use my feeling before I want to do something. So I can say thinking is some of my weaknesses because from my comparison from thinking and feeling.

Impatient

Impatient is one of my weaknesses because I must get what as fast as I can, I don't like to waiting for something I think important for me.

Study habits/ skills self - assessment

True/ false

Skill needed (1-5)

Current ability (1-5)

Priority (1-5)

I am aware of how I learn best and how to effect upon & evaluate my own work.

TRUE

3

2

3

I am well motivated & know how to get myself manageable goals.

TRUE

3

3

3

I have good time & space management skill & am able to organize my work load.

TRUE

2

3

3

I have strategies for getting gains with new test or assessment.

TRUE

4

3

3

I am confident of my research skills.

TRUE

2

2

2

I am a good listener.

TRUE

2

2

2

I am aware of which strategies switch me best for reading under different confident.

1

2

2

I am able to make, organize, store, find & use my notes affectively.

TRUE

4

3

3

I know how to prepare for & deliver oral presentation.

TRUE

3

3

3

I know how to make the group works & seminars.

TRUE

3

3

3

I am able to manage and range of writing task appropriately.

TRUE

2

3

2

I know how to use IT to help in academic study.

TRUE

2

2

2

I am able to think critically, analytically & evaluate my own & other people's assignment.

TRUE

2

2

3

I have good memory skills.

TRUE

2

3

3

I have good revision strategies & exam techniques.

TRUE

2

3

3

Summary of my current strategic, skills & qualities (what I have achieved so far)

Every time before have some test or exam I already prepare, I had do some revision about the topic and sometimes I have study group to ask some topic I can't understand. And ask my friend to explain the topic for me and from the explanation I have write down the summary and make me easy to study. Sometimes in the class when the lecturer had explain about the topic I had pay full attention to the lecturer. And after the lecturer finish explains I make some summary or take notes when the lecturer has explain. Normally explanation from the lecturer easily to understand than notes.

Summary of what I need to work on develop or improve.

I need to improve my study skill and also improve my way to talk with people and improve my language especially my English. Because I feel my English still not good and the way I talk also not to polite and not to good. But a little by little I have to improve I have learn when the people talk, I pay attention with the people and I learn how the people talk and how the people use the word to talk with another people. I think from that I can improve my English and my language. When I have free time I also will watch English movie to improve my English become better.

My priority (what I am going to do, when & now)

I'll going to do from now. From the day when I fell uncomfortable and also from the day when the people had complain. Because now in here I'm staying with my brother sometimes my brother has complain about me. About my study, my language, my life style. So from the time I'll try to improve and make it better and better. And also I need help from another people from make it better.

How will I know I have improved?

I will know I have improve or not from my friends. I always ask my friends to give me some comment about my life and also ask my brother to give comment to me. And I always ask my friends, my brother to give me comment with what I have done. So from that I'll know I have improve or not.

Career goals

My career goals are to become CEO in MNC Company. Before I achieve my goals, I will do many things from now such as I'll study hard, I'll doing well in my study, join any club as I can, socialization with people. After graduate from my degree I also will find some job and work in MNC Company, I want to become accountant at that company. From that I would like to get experience. I would learn many things from that experience to improve all my skills as I have. I will do well in my working time, at that working time I would like to find many friend or business people to work together at business process. After few years I work at that company I would like to continue doing my Master in others country, now I have ambition to continue my master at UK, Australia, or Europe countries. After doing my master I want to continue or find others job at MNC Company as well. Why I so interesting with MNC Company because MNC Company is bigger company or Multinational company. At this time I will work with all my skills and work with all my creativity I have because at that time is good time for me to improve many thing from all my experience and my study background I had before. However, from all my experience and all my hard working to achieve my ambition, I hope I can achieve my ambition as fast as I can achieve it.

This all my career plans for my future, I hope all my ambition can be achieve with all my hard working and all my experience I have.

Reference

University of Leicester, (2008), what are employability skills? , [online], available from:

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Russell. A,(2010), CBI, what are employability skills?, [online], available from: http://highereducation.cbi.org.uk/policy/employability/what-are-employability-skills/ [Accessed: 27 February 2010]

Robinson. J.P, (2000), Alabama cooperative development specialist, community workforce development specialist, [online], September 15, available from: http://www.aces.edu/crd/workforce/publications/employability-skills.PDF, [Accessed: 27 February 2010]

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