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Questions:

1. Access Times Top 100 graduate employers website www.top100graduateemployers.com and find an advertised graduate role that you would be interested in applying for when you graduate.  Research the company and the role and write a brief report that outlines the following:

• The organisation’s sector – market, competitors, current financial situation, current trading situation
• The role – main responsibilities and requirements, how the role fits within the organisation

2. Review your current competencies against the roles requirements and produce a personal SWOT to illustrate your areas of strength and areas where you have development requirements; where you see opportunities and where there may be threats to you achieving this role.

3. Construct a personal development plan (PDP) (making use of an appropriate table format) that details how you will develop the skill and competence in areas where you are weak or require further development. This should cover the time until you graduate and beyond.

4. Develop a one-minute written ‘elevator’ pitch, which you would present to recruiters for this organisation outlining how you meet their requirements and why they should recruit you for this role.
 
 

Answers:

1. The Organization and Role

From the number of jobs available in the website of Access Times Top 100 graduate employers, the role of ‘Operations Manager’ for the company Deloitte.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited is a multinational corporation that provides professional services to different expertise areas which are financial advisory, accounting, tax and audit, consulting and other professional services. It is dedicated to keeping up the standards in excellence comes under the ‘big four’ auditor firms and one of among the world’s largest advisory company. Deloitte has become a global brand with employment of about 170,000 employees across more than 150 countries. Ranked as the third biggest consulting company in the world, it cooperates with selected partners to deliver the best strategy and solutions in IT, finance, strategy to their clients and maximize shareholder’s value. The main competitors of Deloitte are PWC International ltd., KPMG LLP, Earnst & Young LLP.

Information on the vacant position

  • Job profile
  • Will be accountable and responsible for managing all operational activities related to the various activities of the entire Financial auditing process for the different operational geographies of the Deloitte Group.
  • Provide support to multiple functional and techno-functional issues across organizational hierarchy.
  • Responsible for various manual and automatic testing and migration activities/initiatives.
  • Have to liaise with various stakeholders to understand and arrive at solution.
  • Job Requirements
  • Eye for detail, focused and result oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good in written and verbal communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills [good in quantitative aptitude, and data interpretation.]
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive employee data.
  • Fundamental understanding of MS Office Tools.
  • MS Office Excel – Have ease with functions like VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, COUNTIF, LEN, LEFT, RIGHT, FIND, MATCH, GETPIVOTDATA, Nested functions with IF, AND, OR, NOT, Pivots.

The above role seems to be an essential role as Deloitte is engaged in providing auditing services to its clients, but, are these services being adequately delivered; and are the services properly organized. These are the questions that arise in ascertaining the performance of the business. The role of ‘Operation Manager’ is one which will be responsible for checking on the smooth operation of the auditing services(Brown, 2011).

2. SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis is the tool of identifying the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of in individual person or of an organization or a business venture. It is a basic and straightforward model which assesses what an entity can do and what it cannot do, as well as the potential opportunities and threats associated with it. The method involves taking relevant information from environment analysis and separates them into internal and external issues. The internal issues are strengths and weaknesses and the external issues are opportunities and threats. Once completed, the analysis determines what is required for the accomplishments of the objectives and the obstacles that must be overcome (Byars and Rue, 2011).

A SWOT analysis of the graduate student has been done to illustrate strengths and weaknesses for the prospective job. The analysis has been done keeping in mind the job profile and the requirements associated with it (Holland, 2012).

Strengths

  • Time management: He has always completed assignments in a timely manner and have always succeeded in meeting the deadline for the project.

  • Internship experience: One of the greatest strengths is his summer internship experience with PWC. Since this company is a major competitor of the Deloitte, his experience can give several benefits to Deloitte. His six months experience with the company enhanced is knowledge and confidence in the specific area.

  • Communication: Have demonstrated exceptional written, verbal and public communication during presentation, conversations and written memos(Laakmann, 2011).

  • Technology: He is highly knowledgeable with computers and technologies associated with it. He can easily understand and apply new software.

  • MS office Excel: He has developed good knowledge and comfort on the specialized functions on excel while working on several projects. This will make data handling much easier for him (Morrison, 1995).

Weaknesses

  • Impatient: The freshly graduated student lacks patience. He tends to get annoyed when things are going slow and incorrect.

  • Lack of professional experience: Although he has had an internship experience with a big multinational, he has no experience otherwise. This might prove to be a challenge in working with experienced professionals(Sparrow, 2006).

Opportunities

  • He is good with taking feedback and criticism from seniors and knowledgeable professional. He considers them to be a learning experience.

  • He has proved his skills in communicate on during campus interviews and job fairs.

  • Since he is a fresh graduate ready to work under any working conditions and with less pay, he can be of high potential to companies (Stone, 2011).

Threats

  • The economy is not yet completely recovered from the recession phase. Hence, there will be few hiring which will increase competition during interviews.

  • His theoretical knowledge on operation management and auditing might not come to any use in the practical world.
 

3. Individual Development Plan

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

skills required to develop

·         Present adeptness

·         Objective proficiency

·         Opportunity

development

·         condition for judging success

·         Time duration

·         Sign or evidence

 

·         Written skills

·         Need to enhance the technical description and also grammatical description. It will help in thinking process

·         Objective is to increase good expressive writing as well as  reasonable acute writing

·         It shows the work to his organization in letter.

·         It will build the confidence level for the improvement of writing skill.

·         By the time of graduation and at the time auditing in the firm

·         By seeing the self-assessment test.

 

·         Presentation skills

·         Must confident to give presentation in front of manager

·         Main objective is that confident enough for the organization’s presentation (Mahanay-Castro, 2010).

·         By the help of any tutorial making power point presentation.

·         You should achieve the target goal to complete the firm’s project and assignment.

·         It had done in your graduation time or the time of academic year.

·         By doing the self- assessment test and doing some assignment by own.

·         Leadership skills

·         If you have low confidence level and You are not good with communication and monitoring (Kneale, 2007).

·         You need to improve this skill to become good leader and delegate the things in a right way.

·         Make volunteer for the team project and help to contribute your views.

·         You himself not able to judge yourself so get feedback from the seniors and the teachers after the presentation.

·         When there is any holiday keep the things in mind and practice it.

·         By taking participation in the organization’s activities. It will help to improve the level of confidence.

·         Team work

·         Lack of trust not helps in the organization. Team work helps to improve the relationship between others.

·         Objective is to make positive and reliable member of the team.

·         By watching the warren buffets speech and need to read books related with the teamwork.

·         By participating in the group.

 

·         Can be done in your leisure time.

·         By taking self-assessment test in the fields of group.

·          

·         Marketable awareness

·         Should have the knowledge about the political area and about the market.              

·         Should have the practical knowledge about the commercial issues.

·         Participate in the internship, seminar, news and other activities to gain the knowledge about the firm and the marketable issues

·         By finding the complete internship program and the seminar program in which you will be able to talk with others.

·         At the time of leisure time see the news about your company.

·         Teaching will help to improve the knowledge.


4.
This job is suitable for the graduate student because first of all he has been educated in one of the B schools and he possesses all the requisite educational qualifications required for the job. His projects have consistently been the best among his fellow students and he has also been awarded as the ‘project star’ for his outstanding practical work in an Operational Management project. He has developed expert knowledge in the area of ‘Operation Management’ and became an SME (subject matter expert) for the same. He has always participated in seminars and social events conducted in the colleges which has greatly enhanced his communication skills. He is also good in working as a ream member and gets along well whenever he is assigned to a group. He is good in inter personal communication as well as in public speaking. He was ranked amongst the top ten ranked students after successful completion of his MBA course; and he was awarded with a scholarship for the same. He then had done his summer internship with PWC for a period of six months. Although, the duration of work at PWC was quite short, he still managed to understand and learn lots from the work which includes current rules and regulations pertaining to audit practices, the different steps involved in doing an audit, the checks that were done to ensure correctness of the analysis done. At last it can be said that the profile of this student completely aligns with the requirement of the company. Hiring him for the available job will not only benefit him, but it will also benefit the Deloitte, as he will be able make positive contributions for the company with his past achievements and experience(Yeung, 2011).

 

References

Brown, J. (2011). The complete guide to recruitment. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page.

Byars, L. and Rue, L. (2011). Human resource management. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Holland, R. (2012). Cracking the new job market. New York: AMACOM/American Management Association.

Kneale, P. (2007). Personal Development Planning (PDP) really happens at work. Planet, (18), pp.33-35.

Laakmann, G. (2011). Cracking the coding interview. Palo Alto, CA: CarrerCup.

Leighton, P. and Proctor, G. (2006). Effective recruitment. London: Thorogood Pub.

Mahanay-Castro, C. (2010). Building transitional programs for students with disabilities. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.

Morrison, D. (1995). Employee recruitment and selection in a post-ADA environment. Amherst, Mass.: HRD Press.

Royal, C. (2001). Recruitment, selection, and internal labour markets. Sydney: School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour, University of New South Wales.

Sparrow, P. (2006). International recruitment, selection, and assessment. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Stone, R. (2011). Human resource management. Milton, Qld.: John Wiley.

Yeung, R. (2011). Successful interviewing and recruitment. London: Kogan Page.

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