The paper "Personal and Professional Development Skills" is an impressive example of a Business assignment. From the onset, this seemed to be the most interesting and challenging course because it touches on the most challenging topics like “ Understanding Myself” and some of the most interesting topics like social networking and job-seeking strategies. Therefore, I became passionate about understanding the interesting topics while at the same time I feared engaging in some of the challenging topics, especially those that required me to disclose personal information to my peers and the tutor.
I grew up in a family where we rarely sit together and share personal information, as every family member was busy chasing his or her ambitions and also the strict gender roles in the Arabian society. The social setting in my home country, UAE, made me develop a secretive attitude. However, at the end of the course, I appreciated the importance of knowing oneself and sharing personal information with people you can trust. The most interesting topic that I enjoyed the most in the whole of the course was “ Job Seeking Strategies. ” During the discussion on the topic, I could found myself in the lecture hall earlier than usual to ensure that I secure the front seat in the lecture hall to grasp as much information as I could.
I have been dreaming to secure a decent job that pays a high salary, but due to stiff competition in the labor market, I feared that I may not have proper job hunting strategies to earn me my dream job. The passion to fully understand the job hunting strategies boosted my confidence, as I was able to fully understand what is required in the labor market, especially when it comes to attending interviews and writing a perfect CV that can give me a competitive edge during an interview.
I strongly believe that the skills will help me acquire my dream job when I am called upon to attend an interview and to present my skills.
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