BMAF008-20 Planning Your Career in Business

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BMAF008-20 Planning Your Career in Business

Assessment No 1

Title / Topic A professional portfolio comprising a personal statement, completed application for a volunteer/work experience placement with a relevant C.V. and a skills development action plan.


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I certify that the assignment submitted is entirely my own work. I fully understand the consequences of plagiarism. I understand that making a false declaration is a form of malpractice.

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Section A:

–                      A brief introduction to indicate what the portfolio contains and the reason for both the personal statement and the CV that will be presented.

–                      You may also want to consider writing a short overview of the chosen organization in a bid to justify your peculiar interests in working in such a place.

1. Introduction  
1.1 Overview of the chosen Organisation  
Section B:

–                      Personal statement in support of your application for a volunteer/work experience placement in any organization of your choice.

–                      A detailed CV that has been carefully designed to fit purpose.

2.0 Personal Statement to support your application  
2.1  Detailed CV  
Section C:

–                      Self-assessment reflecting skill gaps (SWOT Analysis inclusive)

–                      Action plan tailored towards your skill development (reflecting SMART objectives)

3.0 ·         A personal SWOT analysis  
3.1 Personal Skill Audit  
3.2 ·         SMART objectives for skill development (short-term, medium/long-term career objectives)  
Professional Development Plan and training  
4 ·         Conclusion  
5 ·         References (Harvard System only)

Section A:

  1. Introduction

(Hints: Write down the background information on the topic (Professional portfolio). You should introduce the subject matter and the main issue/s to be explored).

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  • Justification

(Hints: Write down the reasons for your interest for this organisation, for this location and justify your peculiar interests).

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Section B:

  1. Personal Statement

(Hints: You need to provide the details of what you would bring to the organisation. You should include some vital skills and previous experiences you have had)

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2.1 CV     

(Hints: The CV should be carefully designed for the work experience)

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Your career  
List of your Skills to meet the career goal Why those skills are important

Section C:


(Hints: This is to show your self-assessment and skill gaps. You need to provide a personal SWOT (Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of yourself.)

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3.1 PERSONAL SKILL AUDIT (Gap analysis)

Personal Skill Audit
List of Knowledge Rating


List of Skill Rating List of Behaviour Rating

Rating should be Between 1 – 5. Where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest.


(Hints: You should create an action plan tailored to your short-term, medium and long-term career objectives. Show how this plan is SMART).

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Skills Required for Professional Development Training / Method Duration
(Short, Mid and Long term plan)
How they relate to employability

4 Conclusion

(Hint: You should provide here a summary of the key points with a concluding statement – this must be informed by your main body in the report).

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5 References

(Add at least 6 References and above)

(Hints: You should list all the sources used (cited in the body of the report), both those quoted directly and those indirectly. You should use the Harvard Reference Style)

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