Assignment Brief Academic Year 2020-21Internal approval: Sarah Hill 04/12/20 20201 Assignment taskThis report is a self-reflection report, which will enable you to identify a career action plan, based on theresearch conducted for the first assignment, CW1. It will be 1500 words, and will be submitted on theabove mentioned date.This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate yourachievement of the following module learning outcomes:LO 1Develop a useful and effective CV and LinkedIn profile;LO 4Analyse their own strengths and development needs in relation to progressing into employmentand be able to construct a development planTask requirementsA) THE TASK – WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DOFollowing on from the research that you undertook in CW1 and making use of the feedback thatyou received on this report to assist you, you need to: Complete a personal analysis of what you have to offer this employer at the moment. This shouldinclude your current skills, knowledge and experiences, both academic and from other areas ofyour life. However, it needs also to identify if there are any areas for development. For example:Where could you do with adding more evidence? What additional skills & experiences do you needto add? Module codeand title:MG410 Career ViewpointModule leader:Forhadur RahmanAssignmentNo. and type:CW2- Career Action plan andself reflectionAssessmentweighting:50%Submissiontime and date:20th May 2021 at 14:00Target feedbacktime and date:3 weeks after submissiondeadline 2 Once you have answered the above, you are in a position to develop your Career Action Plan. Thisshould show both the short-term and longer-term actions required to prepare you for an opportunityin the area you have researched. Your actions must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable,Realistic, Time-bound) Finally, you also need to prepare a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and LinkedIn profile. You are asked tocomplete these exactly as your situation is now, as if you were applying for the position youidentified. They can then be tailored and adapted for use in other methods of recruitment, forexample on-line application forms.B) THE REPORT – WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO SUBMITINTRODUCTION – Provide a paragraph outlining what your assignment will cover. From CW1, youwill need to include a brief summary of the job opportunity that you identified and also the fulllist of the key skills and knowledge/expertise that you identified as being required. These willform the basis for your self-evaluation.(10 Marks available for this section) PERSONAL ANALYSIS – a general review of your current skills, knowledge and experiencerelated to those identified in CW1. You need to provide evidence for this analysis, so you caninclude the feedback and information reviewed within the seminars as well as work experience,and volunteering. You can also include information from your e-portfolio, if the skills identifiedmatch those in the e-portfolio. The aim is to highlight current strengths, and also areas to focusyour personal development around. Reflect on the following areas: What areas do you lackevidence in? Where do you need further examples / evidence in your applications? Where doyou feel weak in your overall application? (30 marks available for this section) CAREER ACTION PLAN – Once you have identified the areas you need to focus on, you needto prepare a Career Action Plan which addresses both the personal development and specificcareer related activities you will undertake to take you forward.This plan should include the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to further develop.You should come up with clear actions to get you to where you want to be. You should showthe resources you will use to move the area of development forward and the timescales you willcomplete these in. This should cover as a minimum the time remaining to your graduation.This plan can be presented in the form of a table (20 marks available for this section) CV – Preparation of a CV to apply for the graduate level position identified in your research forCW1, based on your current situation. Your CV should be included as an appendix and willthus not form part of the word count for the assignment. (20 marks available for this section) LinkedIn PROFILE – preparation of a LinkedIn profile based on your current situation. Asnapshot of the profile should be included as an appendix, and include the following:- photo,headline and summary, education, skills (at least 4), groups (at least 2) and companies (at least2.)(10 marks available for this section)CONCLUSION – A brief reflection on how you feel having completed the overall assignment, andhow you intend to use the Career Action Plan. (10 marks available for this section and to includeassignment parameters)You must reference all information used in the report using the Harvard Referencing Guide. 3 Referencing and research requirementsPlease reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online(http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. andShields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: PalgraveMacmillan. Copies are available via the university library.How your work will be assessedYour work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learningoutcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’sinstitutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area,a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 4Submission detailsThis assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant Turnitin submission point inthe Submit your work area in your Blackboard module shell.• Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will onlyaccept the following file types: Microsoft Word and PDF. Your file must also contain at least 20words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 20MB in size.• You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you dosubmit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recentversion.• Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof ofsubmission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have set this up).Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of yourassignment• You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can beviewed on the University website: https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/AcademicMisconduct-Policy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have readand understood these regulationsSubmission date and time 4 This assignment should be submitted before 14:00 UK time on Thursday 20th May 2021.Work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be accepted as a latesubmission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped at the passmark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period willnot be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.Feedback and marks for this assignment will be available three weeksBefore you submitPlease use the checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’ your workWe recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan your work Fit to Submit: Assignment ChecklistThis brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes studentsmake in their coursework.HAVE YOU READ THE ASSIGNMENT BRIEF?IF NOT, DO IT NOW!In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked against,and the learning outcomes – the basis for the assessment strategy in each module.Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their assignments.We recommend that you “tick off” each of the points below as you prepare your work for submission. Ifyou need any help, ask your tutor and / or visithttps://bucks.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessment-and-examinationSee Assignment Checklist belowTICKHave you read and understood the assessment criteria?Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may evenbe failed if you have not.Have you demonstrated you can think and write critically in the completed work?This means you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g.using relevant academic sources and you have offered discussion points whichextends your own or others’ viewpoints to make reasoned conclusions/judgements.Have you maintained an academic tone throughout your work? Is your work formal,focused, developed and clear?Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with yourprogramme requirements? 5 Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spellingand grammar?Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, forexample, are font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with yourtutor.Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and not plagiarised?
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