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2.0 Career development & employability.
3.0 Assessment Reflection.
Appendix: Personality Insight Assessment
Appendix: Assessment Result
According to Morton (2018), career development indicates the knowledge development process for achieving the ultimate career. Every person needs to increase the level of knowledge to ensure career development and implement the knowledge in the practical working place. Before the implementation of knowledge, Self-assessment is another important factor. The self-assessment helps to identify the personal strengths as well as weaknesses that insist the person take further decisions on the personal development plan. The outcomes of self-assessment also reveal the opportunities for career development in the practical workplace. This essay contains an explanation of my knowledge of career development and reflects the assessment outcomes in the workplace. Firstly, this essay describes career development and employability on the basis of three topics. Then, it summarizes the outcomes of the assessment and provides the way of using these results for career development and at the workplace. Finally, this essay summarizes the total findings in the conclusion part.
2.0 Career development & employability
The present essay contains an explanation of concepts including personal branding, Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and aptitude testing. All three factors have a significant impact on career development and employability.
Personal branding can be defined as the branding method of a person by his own efforts. According to Stelzner (2019), Personal branding helps to make and influence other people for creating position, value, and credibility of an individual. It helps an individual to make him different from others. Personal branding creates the opportunity at the career level, increases the level of influence, and attains the ultimate target of one. Personal branding helps to identify the person’s uniqueness and establish a reputation by which other people know him (Schwartz, 2018). It is also called self-packaging by which one can influence others to attract him. Without personal branding, no one can attain his/her targeted careers or aims.
A personal brand is also considered as the combination of skills and experiences by which one can get advanced opportunities from others. It helps to create trust in people, increase perceived value, make differentiate from others and attain the ultimate goals (Stelzner, 2019),. For this reason, one can take some steps to improve the level of personal brand in the field of competition. Firstly, one should do an audit of his personal branding position by identifying personal strengths and weaknesses. Then, the person should try to remove all the weaknesses and threats that hamper the reputation and brand. Then, the person should create and focus and highlight the best qualities. After that, the person should develop credibility through reputation maintenance. Finally, the person should monitor the results of personal development and take further actions for developing personal branding for others.
A curriculum vitae (CV) is regarded as a detailed document containing relevant information about the academic and professional history. Medina (2012) stated that a CV contains personal contact information, academic history, experience, qualifications, skills, awards, publications and presentations and scholarships. In case of contact information, it contains the full name, address, phone number and email address. According to Heena (2017), academic history includes secondary, higher secondary and other educational backgrounds. The experience contains the job title and duration of previous or present job. The other related factors are arranged in the CV. CV has a significant impact on the attainment of an ultimate career by a job seeker. Therefore, A CV writer should follow some guidelines to make an attractive CV by which the CV reader can influence the CV holder. Firstly, the CV should be written with the right font type and size. Then, the page should be created with an accurate margin and space. The proofread should be done at the time of writing. Above all, the CV should include the relevant information by using easy language by which the CV reader does not feel any bore on the CV contents……………..