Student name: Brendan McGuiggan Student number: 9617345Swinburne Online Teaching Period 1, 2021COM10011 Learning and Communicating Innovative Business PracticeAssignment 3: Brand you: Personal reflection and professional developmentDue date: 4/June/2021Date submitted: XX Month 202X Word count: XXXX words Table of contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Strong points and areas of expertise 4 3.0 Key elements of an impressive LinkedIn profile 5 4.0 My future self 6 5.0 Development Action Plan (DAP) 8 5.1 Employability Skills Audit 8 5.2: Development Action Plan 14 6.0 Reflection 15 7.0 References 16 Appendix 1: Profiles of inspiring business leaders 17 **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Throughout this template, you will see these instruction boxes which will guide you through this assignment. These boxes should be deleted before you submit your final assignment.For the cover page (previous page): Insert the correct details for the red text, then change the text colour to black.For the table of contents (above): After you have completed and saved your assignment, select anywhere in the contents list. At the top of the list, select Update Table. In the dialogue box that pops up, select Update entire table, then OK. This will create your final table of contents list.For the header/footers: Double tap the header/footer text to edit. Update your name and student number and submission date, then change the text colour to black. Use the Esc key (top left of your keyboard) to exit the header/footer and continue editing the main body text. 1.0 Introduction Provide an introduction to your assignment, referring to relevant academic literature. Word count: approx. 150 words 2.0 Strong points and areas of expertise **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Based on the PVA and VIA surveys you have completed as part of the pre-work for this assignment, provide a summary of your strengths and transferable skills. This should include your core characteristics, your emotional intelligence, listening skills and your personal values. Word count: approx. 300 words 3.0 Key elements of an impressive LinkedIn profile **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Using references provided, the LinkedIn profiles as well as other sources you have found, identify three key elements to a powerful and effective LinkedIn profile. Present and discuss the profiles of three business leaders you aspire to be like. Make sure you refer to the profiles you have included in Appendix 1. Word count: approx. 350 words 4.0 My future self **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Use the sections below to create a succinct yet highly engaging mock LinkedIn profile that captures your personality and projects your emerging professional brand for your future self. Word count: approx. 200 words *Name* *Job Title* *Education* *Location**Headline* Experience Volunteer Experience Professional Associations Education Accomplishments Skills 5.0 Development Action Plan (DAP) **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**First, complete the Employability Skills Audit (see Table 1 below—not counted in the word count). This will help you identify areas where you need to gain experience or develop your skills further. Using these identified areas, complete the Development Action Plan (see Table 2 below). For your DAP, you need to identify the skills, knowledge and experiences you feel you need to gain or develop over the next few years in order to have the ‘Future Self’ profile of which you will be proud. Word count: approx. 300 words 5.1 Employability Skills Audit Instructions The table below contains a list of soft skills employers are seeking according to the Deloitte Access Economics (2017) report. Consider your skill development to date, referring back to the diagnostic tests you have completed. Do you have evidence that you have developed these skills? If you have, please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the skill in the space provided. If you don’t have an example, then select the ‘YES’ option in the column for ‘Need to gain or further develop this skill’. Then proceed to complete Table 2: Development Action Plan. Note: Evidence of your skills could be provided through the quizzes and inventories you completed as pre-word for this assignment. Table 1: Employability Skills Audit Employability skillsWorkplace exampleUniversity exampleCommunity/other exampleNeed to gain or further developTeam work and collaboration Working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a group to achieve a common goal or outcome. Individuals or organisations working together to solve problems and achieve outcomes that are not easily or effectively achieved by working alone.Yes/NoCommunication Verbal: listening, understanding and speaking directly and clearly Written: reading, writing, understanding and interpreting information to meet your audience’s needs Interpersonal: connecting with people, working in a team and building rapport with others.Yes/NoProblem solving Identifying the problem and working towards a practical solution through trial-and-error, or a range of strategies. Having creative ideas and using critical thinking to tackle unfamiliar or complex problems.Yes/NoSelf management Showing independence and being proactive in your approach to your professional development and life. Adapting easily to new situations—change is not seen as a barrier, but as an opportunity for growth and development. Innovation and creativity to generate new ideas or alternative perspectives that may be useful in solving problems, improving communication, and entertaining or inspiring others.Yes/NoEmotional judgement Adapting positively to a situation despite facing adversity. Coping with stress and adjusting to challenging circumstances. Ability to rebound from stress in the face of challenge. Willing to learn in any setting, in and out of university and on or off the job. Being prepared to invest the time and effort to gain more knowledge and develop new skills.Yes/NoProfessional ethics Reasoning about right and wrong human conduct. Ability to assess one’s own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognise ethical issues in a variety of settings. Think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.Yes/NoDigital literacy Finding, using and disseminating information in a digital world (age).Yes/NoInnovation The capacity to combine or synthesise existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways. Thinking, reacting, and working in creative ways characterised by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.Yes/No 5.2: Development Action Plan Instructions What do you need to do to build your employability? What are your three priorities for developing your skills during your degree (over the next 3–5 years)? From the Soft Skills Audit in which you identified your areas for development, prioritise your three development areas in the table below. If you have not identified three gaps using the Soft Skills Audit, identify three areas where you would like to improve. Complete the table with sufficient detail to clearly indicate your goals and strategies to enhance your professional development. Table 2: Development Action Plan GOAL What employability or soft skills do I want to develop or improve?STRATEGY What actions can I take?CHALLENGES What obstacles or difficulties might I encounter?DATE When will I undertake these tasks and strategies?1.2.3. 6.0 Reflection **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Based on your experiences and learnings in this unit as well as your research and readings, explain how COM10011 has helped shape ‘brand You’. You can also incorporate what you have learnt about yourself and how you plan to use this either to ‘sell’ yourself and your professional skills, or to identify areas for improvement Word count: approx. 500 words 7.0 References **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Include a full reference list of all cited references using Swinburne Harvard style. Note: the Harvard style in Word is not Swinburne Harvard Style. This is not included in word count Appendix 1: Profiles of inspiring business leaders **Delete this box before submitting your assignment**Include in this appendix a copy of the LinkedIn profiles that you found inspiring or aspirational. An example is shown on the following two pages. Delete this example before submitting your assignment. This is not included in word count.
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