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Professional Identity and Practice
Table of Contents.....................................................................................................................................................2INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3LO 1.................................................................................................................................................3Importance of ongoing professional development and self guidance learning...........................3LO 2.................................................................................................................................................5Assessing own skills, abilities and competencies and different range of learning anddevelopment approaches..............................................................................................................5LO 3.................................................................................................................................................8Designing a personal development plan for improving the required skills.................................8LO 4...............................................................................................................................................10Demonstrating a range of service industry and transferable skills for a job application...........10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................13REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONProfessional development can be defined as professional training, up-gradation ofprofessional knowledge and formal education programs provided to the employees forimproving their existing knowledge and skills.This is beneficial for both employees as theirpersonality gets groom while on the other hand employers gains more efficiency in its operations(Megginson and Whitaker, 2017). The present report will highlight the importance of personaldevelopment for enhancing the career opportunities and expectations of Expat Explore Travel, atour operator in UK,have from its employers for the job ofmarketing executive.The study willalso cover the self-assessment of own skills by using techniques such as SWOT and preparing aprofessional development plan. The assignment will outline job interview process and thedifferent obstacles in the process.LO 1Role of on-going professional development in Expat Explore TravelThe role of marketing executive in Expat Explore is planning, organising effectivemarketing campaigns for selling the products of the company, handling customers, preparingbudgets and building marketing strategies for enhancing brand image of Expat Explore Travels.Personal development and an act of self-improvisation helps significantly in shaping one's careerand provides with career opportunities. Personal development includes involvement of individualin training, coaching, expertise knowledge, education all these things adds to the CV of a person.Continuous development helps an individual to add more things in the career development planand analysing owns strengths and weakness(Professionalism and professional identity: what arethey, and what are they to you ,2018).Continuous professional development leads to increase in self-esteem among theemployees of the organisation due to regular learning about new things and creating expertiseknowledge about a particular field (Stewart, 2014). This increase of self-confidence and greatknowledge about the related aspects of jobs. This makes the employees more competent whichopens many doors for careergrowth.Benefitsof on professional development to employers and employees in Expat Explore TravelThe various benefits of on professional development programs to employees are givenbelow:
Increases competency: Continuous professional development helps in increasingcompetency of the employees in the organisation. Rigorous training programs, updatedlearning skills ensures development of individuals in Expat Explore which makes themcompetent workforce. This ensures the efficiency of the employees as well as thecompany (Nicholls, 2014).Motivates staff:Giving career growth and development motivates the employees in theExpat Explore company. This motivates the staff of the organisation to work morediligently and precisely and it acts as a self-motivator factor for the employees.The various benefits of on professional development programs to employer are given below:Decreases employee turnover:Grooming individuals within the organisation byproviding them essential trainings and education ensures their growth in the company.This leads in building loyalty factor in the minds of the employees of Expat ExploreTravels. Providing professional development and promotions helps the employer inretaining its skilled and competent workforce(5 benefits of professional development,2018).Rise in efficiency level:Professional development tools and promotions offeringsincreases the efficiency level of the employees in Expat Explore Travel. Improvedperformances of the individuals within the organisation gets improved by continuoustraining, coaching and education regarding their respective jobs which all togetherincreases the effectiveness and efficiency of the travel company in terms of sales andprofitability (Dhar, 2015).Expat Explore Travels ongoing professional development includes a training session forits employees for building and improving their leadership skills for efficiently leading a tour.(Moon, 2014).Professional skills and competencies expected by the company and Evaluating self-skillsand competencies for the role ofmarketing executivein Expat Explore Travel:Employer Expat Explore Travels expects several professional skills and competencies forthe job ofmarketing executivewithin the organisation which are given below:Problem solver:Expat Explore Travels expects amarketing executiveto be a well organiser of everything in thecompany and applies different approaches of solving problems that arises at the workplace.
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