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Question: Personal Development Plan
Employability Skills/Attitudes:

1. Business and client awareness: Understanding how a business works and the industry that it is in. Understanding a client’s business, their industry and their needs in order to provide client satisfaction.

2. Problem solving: Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

3. Communication skills: Communicating in a clear, structured and concise manner. Using words that are targeted to the audience. Listening and asking questions when appropriate.

4. Application of numeracy: An ability to use maths in a practical context e.g. calculating how much compensation a client may receive.

5. Application of IT: An ability to use IT skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, the internet and legal databases.

6. Team work: Working with others as part of a team and demonstrating the ability to listen, communicate, be pro-active and treat other team members with respect.

7. Self-management: Managing and organising your time by planning work to meet a deadline.

8. Enterprise: Being innovative, creative and using initiative.

9. Can-do approach: Developing a positive attitude including participation and contributing to group discussions and a desire to achieve results.

Section 1: With reference to the employability skills and attitudes listed on page 1, which four key employability skills/attitudes will you need in order to be successful in your chosen career after university? For each skill/attitude that you identify, explain in detail why you will need this skill/attitude with reference to specific tasks and responsibilities you expect to carry out in this career.

SECTION 2: For each employability skill/ attitude listed below, provide one example of how you have demonstrated the employability skill/attitude. Your examples may come from a variety of contexts such as work, hobby, pro-bono, society or academic. Your examples can be a positive or negative experience in demonstrating the employability skills/attitudes.

Section 3: Explain why reflection is important and critically reflect on three of your experiences described in section 2.

SECTION 4: How can you improve on your employability skills/attitudes in order to be successful in securing a job after university?

SECTION 5: Set yourself five goals to help you to enter into your chosen career.

Answer: Section 1: After University, I would like to qualify as a Solicitor and work preferably in the Banking and Financial sector. In respect of the tasks I am likely to carry out in this position, I am of the opinion that the four key employability skills needed for me to succeed are communication skills, to help me deal with clients, problem-solving skills, which is essential to handle casework, business and client awareness, necessary to provide client satisfaction and last but not least self-management skills, which will aid me to manage and organise my time through planning my work in order to meet deadlines. The following will explain in details why I will need these skills for my chosen career; in reference to specific tasks and responsibilities I am likely to carry out in my professi......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 7851 | References: No | Date written: November, 2014 | Date submitted: March 20, 2015 | Coursework ID: 911

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