I was born on 21st November 1980 in Sydney which is part of Australia. I have been born and bought up in Wollongong and I belong to traditional Roman Catholicism family. I have two younger sisters and since I am the only son, I always been center of attraction in the family and got a lot pampering since childhood.
Graduate and employability skills
After finishing my school education, I joined University of Sydney for my pre-university. At the time of college time, I was actively involved in designing tools and electronic based gadgets. I also won a lot of awards in many extra-curricular activities. After completing my pre-university, I studied Bachelor of Science in computers course at University of Sydney. After finishing my graduation, I was keen on starting on establishing my own business, but had been suggested by people to gain some experiences and learning before so I joined MBA in same university to study further. After that I joined a local company as technical advisor because of my vast knowledge in technical field. I later made permanent because of my high quality work. As an employee I have also taken so many challenging tasks and contently improved my skills as a leader as well as team member.
My main strength is promptly responding to so many changing and developing culture as well as environment. With ability to learn constantly my strength multiplies. I was also closely related with the Insurance sector which helped me to recognize some good characteristics consisting with work like service quality, providing right information for the client and selling number of insurance products and the overall handing time along with conversion rate in sales and marketing (Miller, 2017).
My biggest weakness is that I judge people very quickly. This happens while working in a team where I judge colleagues by their personality features or by different levels of performances along with work commitment that they have under many circumstances (McKenzie et al, 2017).
Communication which is a part of training session in front of large audience is one my biggest weakness. It is comparatively easy for me to teach the team which has just fifteen members but while addressing big audience I lose my confidence.
It is easier for me to turn the strengths into opportunities by selecting an ideal set of operations in an intelligent manner and which can also make the team get more involved with number of group projects as well as building team in a more cohesive manner (Hilton et al, 2016). When the team develops, my growth will be an important part of the process.
There are many cases of high attrition rate in the company. During this time, I am overworked which impact the creatively and productivity negatively. There is also high competition specifically for the high managerial position for which I am also competing with very talented colleagues (Vogel & Reyes, 2014). The competitors are also changing the technology and learning new technique at comparatively low cost.
- Execution of new ideas and concept for my company with the help of my previous experiences and knowledge gained from MBA.
- Improving reading as well as writing skills for better managerial skills.
- Improving the network and continuous learning in many advanced technologies (Dean et al, 2017).
- Identifying society and different family circles for personal accomplishments.
Step to Success: Achieving goals
One of the most important ways to set steps to achieve success in accomplishing goals is to use SMARTER method for the setting the goals and to also achieve very specific goals in career. For me it was important to make sure that goal set can be properly measured or tested so that there can be a proper track however, it is also important to put a lot of time on small characteristics or details so that I can successfully accomplish goals and be more successful in log run (Dolan, (2017).
The essay helped me analyzing the true facts about myself and I also agree that SWOT analysis has given a true perspective about myself as well as has provided an opportunity to explore most of things about myself as kind of person I am and what are my present objectives and my future directions (Bozzon et al, 2016).
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