Professional Career Development : Assignment

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Professional CareerDevelopment
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1Career lifeline..............................................................................................................................1Objectives....................................................................................................................................2Learning styles and models ........................................................................................................3Qualities an employer wants in his chef.....................................................................................5Johari window.............................................................................................................................8SWOT Analysis .........................................................................................................................8Force Field Analysis - ..............................................................................................................10Personal Development Plan......................................................................................................11Recruitment & Selection - ........................................................................................................13..................................................................................................................................................14Job description..........................................................................................................................14CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................15REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................16Online.............................................................................................................................................17
INTRODUCTIONProfessional Career Development refersto activities or the on-going process ofdeveloping career. Career Development is directly related to goals and objectives set by anindividual and also involves training. It deals with self- actualization and self- assessment of ourinterests and capabilities. This report shows study about career lifeline and smart objectives of achef, various learning styles and different qualities for which a employer looks for. It alsoincludes various analysis such as force field analysis. Personal development planning andrecruitment and selection processes for a chef are also being mentioned in this report.MAIN BODYCareer lifelineReasons why I decided to become a chef was my interest in cooking. I am fond ofmaking food and improvise with food ideas, but these days I am not able to improvise and invent, I only having time to work with the proper classic techniquesso that I can only instruct cooksand other kitchen workers in the preparation, cooking and presentation of foods with myinnovations. . As I work in all sections of the kitchen including hot and cold starters, grill andpastry, the kitchen is maintained and cleaned to the highest level to ensure the health and foodsafety(Spencer and et. al., 2018). My qualifications include General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) as a Chefwhich is Hungarian equivalent. I have started my career journey from Railway Tavern, CrouchEnd as a Chef in December 2012 from where I learned and became excellent in knife skills andgot aware of health and hygiene requirements. From there, I decided to do something of my ownto get expertise in various fields so I got Self- Employed and gained self experience in Planning,Supervising of food preparation and cooking activities in a busy environmentand have gained agood record in achieving and consistently maintaining target gross. I got the knowledge ofvariety of range of cuisines which also includes Hungarian, English and Foreign Dishes and thengained good experience in working at various restaurants, pubs and inn style food production. Ihave worked in Domino's where I found that there are a number of ways to improvise yourperformance and grow as individual.Currently I am working at Pizza Hut which is a brand that believes in people, whichtaught me great things only happen when you have a different ideas and winning attitude towards1
your job . Here, working at the Multi- Cultural Environment, they regularly motivate andencourages me to keep working hard. Here, at Pizza Hut I managed to reach out to more peopleand learned valuable soft skills by balancing my work and life schedule. In the Future, I am planning to set up my own restaurant as I know for being successful inrestaurant business I have to spend a lot of time and money, but it is my passion and not just amere business venture which will make money. I have also outlined a Lean Plan that would keepthe planning process simpler and it also includes Market Research, Financial and BudgetingProgression, so that I can have a comprehensive look at the competitors and information aboutmy targeted audience. I have full UK Driving License which is also essential for some jobs andcomes with definite advantages for some and no benefits for some and also you don't need anInternational Driving Permit in addition to your license. My experience with work and extraactivities have allowed me to grow with skills as an individual and filled me with the confidencein setting and achieving my long term goals. I love to play Football, being an ambitious,enthusiastic, creative individual and I have been playing it from so long. I have always been adefender and I love to do it. All thanks to my hobby through which I have got many friends andthis game is full of positivity, like the feeling when you win or do well.ObjectivesAn Objective is something you plan to achieve and overall plan for a mission. They arebased on real facts and are not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings. It is something throughwhich we look at things in a detached, impartial and fact- based way. It refers to specific and pre-decided steps one will take to achieve desired goal(Jackson, Regis and Bennett , 2019). As the success of any restaurant is largely dependent on its Chef as he is the only personwho is responsible for the menu selection, food presentation, the efficiency of kitchen serviceand the dining experience. Therefore, my focus is on developing as a cook at one of the mostexcellent and extraordinary food establishments and to contribute my knowledge in preparingpresentable and delicious dishes to provide customers with an extraordinary dining experience,thereby adding up to the prestige of the organization. By applying my overall experience andexpertise I want to become the best chef and grow in this sector. As I am not good at quickdecision making, I will work on time management and in upcoming six months I will get acommand over it so that the customers are fully satisfied with timely work along with a great2

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