Realising your potential
Putting Yourself under the Microscope- Part 1
Within this assignment I aim to evaluate and identify the current individual strengths and weaknesses I have to offer potential employers, peers and future colleagues. Self-analysis is difficult so I have taken many differing tests to identify and recognise my strengths and areas of my CV and persona that I need to improve to develop as an individual and make myself more attractive and lucrative to potential employers. To provide a more formative measurable form of improving I aim to pull out key important themes from this assignment and identify methods of improving via a Personal Development Plan.
My career ambitions primarily lie with a career within the Marketing/Advertising industry, preferably in a sector that bares personal interest such as music, sports, fashion. Although a more realistic career in Fast Moving Consumer Goods bares attraction as well. I do though recognise that Marketing is a very intangible facet and the competition in one of the more glamorous business functions is high, “While some graduate programmes will offer marketing streams or rotations, these spaces are limited and as such competition is high. Competition for roles at smaller firms can be equally fierce” Target Jobs (2008). Therefore I have been more than mindful in looking for alternative industries which bare personal interest and perhaps I feel I am more equipped for in comparison to other graduates therefore a career in Project Manager/Management Consultancy also interests me. I feel I am more readily equipped at this moment in time for a job in Project Management, primarily due to the experience, skills and knowledge I developed within my placement year. I recognise that a job in Project Management and Management Consultancy are two very different job areas’ but I feel that work experience and academic studies to date have given me an ideal platform for a Career in either.
Career Paths could...