Personal development plan(career plan)

Assessment Guidance
Cover Page:
This should include;
• the student’s ID number
• the name of the module
• the date of submission
• the final word count (only of the essay, not including the cover page, bibliography and the appendices)
The assignment follows an essay structure. There are 4 sections and each section should contain relevant
paragraphs. The number of paragraphs in each section will depend on the word count and your own preference
for subject division. There is a suggested layout for each section below, with separate colours denoting a single
Section 1 – Career Goals
The suggested layout is as follows;
• Initial sentence to introduce three career choices.
• Brief explanation of why two of these choices are not suitable for you.
• Explanation of your personal motivation for your preferred choice.
• An investigation of this chosen career as suggested in assignment brief.
Section 2 – Current Reality
The suggested layout is as follows;
• Explanation of your current career. (Or most relevant previous post)
• Strengths analysis as suggested in the assignment brief.
• Analysis of weaknesses as suggested in the assignment brief.
• An explanation of your choice of degree. Why you are studying it and what specifically attracted you to this
Section 3 – Options for Progression
The suggested layout is as follows;
• A brief reminder of the career you will pursue and the requirements for that career.
• A discussion of the gaps in your skills/knowledge and experience and how you will address these –
Suggestions in assignment brief (Career Zone / Internships).
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• Your LinkedIn profile and the relevance of a professional digital footprint.
• Opportunities and Threats from SWOT
Section 4 – Way Forward
The suggested layout is as follows;
• Initial sentence to explain section.
• Three steps that are SMART related.

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