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Prepare a written summary of your self awareness exercises from 'Your career and you', your career planning reflections from the study guide and include a section on 'your greatest strengths' giving some brief examples of how you demonstrate these strengths (Minimum 1500 words).
Report on informational interview. Include the time, place, organisation, the person interviewed, their role in the organisation, a list of the questions asked and the information you gathered. From this information, and your reflective exercises, explain how your career choice is consistent with your identified skills and interests. Also include career planning reflections from the study guide and a copy of your action plan (Minimum 1500 words).
Professional standard resume. Ensure your resume meets the course standard by checking your document according to the 'Resume critique form' in your study guide (minimum three pages; maximum five pages).
Statement addressing selection criteria (minimum 600 words and maximum 2000 words). Must also include a copy of the position description for which the statement is written. Ensure your statement meets the course standard by checking the guidance in your study guide.
Cover letter. Ensure your cover letter meets the course standard by checking your document according to the 'Cover letter critique form' in your study guide (one page only).
Assessment criteria – Portfolio 1: ‘Planning for my professional career’
Includes:
A copy of the job advertisement or position description used for preparing resume, selection criteria and cover letter

Mandatory
Summary of self-assessment results
• Displays significant effort in self reflection by outlining personal attributes and skills
• Identifies strengths and provides brief examples of how these strengths are demonstrated
• Provides strategies to develop identified weaknesses
• Appropriate grammar and correct spelling
• Minimum 1500 words
……/10
Report on informational interview
• Includes time, place, organisation, person interviewed, their role, questions asked and information gathered
• Reflection on career choice and explains how this is consistent with identified skills and interests
• Includes an action plan to advance career goals
• Has a title for the report. sub-headings to guide the reader, an introduction and a conclusion

……/10
Resume
Format:
• Is produced in Arial font size 12
• Is single spaced
• Has no empty spaces
• Uses consistent formatting
Content:
• Includes all essential information according to the standards set for the course in the study guide and on the Moodle site
• Clearly articulates a career objective or professional summary as appropriate to level of experience
• Includes a work skills matrix
• Lists achievements and/or transferable skills
Grammar and spelling:
• Uses appropriate English grammar and correct spelling
………/10

Statement addressing selection criteria
Format:
• Is titled in the header and includes the position title, applicant’s name and vacancy reference number
• Name in LHS of footer
• Page numbering in RHS of footer
• Is produced in Arial font, size 12 and justified
Content:
• Identifies and addresses the selection criteria listed on the advertisement or position description
• Uses real examples and action words to address selection criteria
• Relates to skills listed on your resume
• Uses objective 3rd person communication style with minimum use of “I” or “My”
• Begins paragraphs with most important message to be conveyed to the reader
• No repetitive words or phrases
Grammar and spelling:
• Uses appropriate grammar and correct spelling
………/10
Cover letter
Format:
• Is produced in Arial font, size 12 and justified
• Is appropriately formatted to fit one page
• Is addressed formally
• Is dated in correct format
• Includes a bolded subject line
• Lists enclosures
Content:
• Uses objective communication style (3rd person, minimum use of “I” to begin sentences)
• Begins paragraphs with most important message to be conveyed to the reader
• No repetitive words or phrases
• Relates to skills listed on resume
• Thanks the reader
Grammar and spelling:
• Uses appropriate grammar and correct spelling
………/10
Total mark
….………/50

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