Assignment Brief

Academic Year 2019-2020

Forhadur Rahman 50%

3 weeks after submission deadline

Module code and title:MG410 Career ViewpointModule leader:
Assignment No. and type:CW2- Career Action plan and self-reflectionAssessment weighting:
Submission time and date:Thursday 17th December 2020 at 2.00pmTarget feedback time and date:

Assignment task

This 1500 word report is a self-reflection report, which will enable you to identify a career action plan, based on the research conducted for the first assignment, CW1.

LO 1 Develop a useful and effective CV and LinkedIn profile;

LO 4 Analyse their own strengths and development needs in relation to progressing into employment and be able to construct a development plan

Task requirements


  •   INTRODUCTION – Provide a paragraph outlining what your assignment will cover. From CW1, you will need to include a brief summary of the job opportunity that you identified and also the full list of the key skills and knowledge/expertise that you identified as being required. These will form the basis for your self-evaluation. (10 Marks available for this section)
  •   PERSONAL ANALYSIS – a general review of your current skills, knowledge and experience related to those identified in CW1. You need to provide evidence for this analysis, so you can include the feedback and information reviewed within the seminars as well as work experience, and volunteering. You can also include information from your e-portfolio, if the skills identified match those in the e-portfolio. The aim is to highlight current strengths, and also areas to focus your personal development around. Reflect on the following areas: What areas do you lack Internal approval: Sarah Hill 17th July 2020 1

This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:

evidence in? Where do you need further examples / evidence in your applications? Where do you feel weak in your overall application? (30 marks available for this section)

  •   CAREER ACTION PLAN Once you have identified the areas you need to focus on, you need to prepare a Career Action Plan which addresses both the personal development and specific career related activities you will undertake to take you forward.
    This plan should include the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to further develop. You should come up with clear actions to get you to where you want to be. You should show the resources you will use to move the area of development forward and the timescales you will complete these in. This should cover as a minimum the time remaining to your graduation. This plan can be presented in the form of a table (20 marks available for this section)
  •   CV – Preparation of a CV to apply for the graduate level position identified in your research for CW1, based on your current situation. Your CV should be included as an appendix and will thus not form part of the word count for the assignment. (20 marks available for this section)
  •   LinkedIn PROFILE – preparation of a LinkedIn profile based on your current situation. A snapshot of the profile should be included as an appendix, and include the following:- photo, headline and summary, education, skills (at least 4), groups (at least 2) and companies (at least 2.) (10 marks available for this section) CONCLUSION – A brief reflection on how you feel having completed the overall assignment, and how you intend to use the Career Action Plan. (10 marks available for this section and to include assignment parameters) You must reference all information used in the report using the Harvard Referencing Guide. Referencing and research requirements Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online ( This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library. How your work will be assessed Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions. This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 4 2 LSST students taking this module started their course in AY 2019-2020 and hence the assessment is from this AY with Link Tutor’s approval

Submission details

This assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant Turnitin submission point in the Submit your work area in your Blackboard module shell.

• Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, or plain text. Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.

• You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.

• Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of your assignment

• You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on the University website: Misconduct-Policy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations

Submission date and time

This assignment should be submitted before 14:00 UK time on Thursday 17th December 2020. Feedback and marks for this assignment will be available 3 weeks after the submission deadline. Please note work submitted after this point will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission


LSST students taking this module started their course in AY 2019-2020 and hence the assessment is from this AY with Link Tutor’s approval