Career Management and Employability

Career Management and EmployabilityCritical Self-Apprisal

When completing your apprisal ensure that you cover the areas described in the process below.
Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support
| Prepared by Natasha Kenny, 2010 1
What is Critical Reflection
Critical reflection occurs when we analyze and challenge the validity of our presuppositions and assess
the appropriateness of our knowledge, understanding and beliefs given our present contexts
(Mezirow, 1990). Brookfield (1990) explains that critical reflection involves three phases:
1. Identifying the assumptions (“those taken-for-granted ideas, commonsense beliefs, and selfevident
rules of thumb” (pg. 177)) that underlie our thoughts and actions;
2. Assessing and scrutinizing the validity of these assumptions in terms of how they relate to our
‘real-life’ experiences and our present context(s);
3. Transforming these assumptions to become more inclusive and integrative, and using this
newly-formed knowledge to more appropriately inform our future actions and practices.
The process of critical reflection may be conceptualized through the descriptions and questions
contained in the following two figures (adapted from Brookfield 1990, 1995; Mezirow, 1990).
Descriptive
What
• Describes situation and general reaction with little attempt to
uncover personal assumptions/beliefs about the situation
Analytical
Why What if
• Integrates meaningful reaction to situation based on
assumptions/beliefs, feelings, and alternative perspectives/points of
view
Critical
Now What
• Uncovers the root causes of our knowledge, assumptions and beliefs.
Discovers new meaning and suggests how this experience can impact
and inform the future
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References:
Brookfield, S.D. 1995. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, CA.
Brookfield, S.D. 1990. Using critical incidents to explore learners’ assumptions. In pages 177-193 of J.
Mezirow (Ed). Fostering Critical Reflection in Adulthood. Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Fransisco.
Mezirow, J. 1990. How critical reflection triggers transformative learning. In pages 1-20 of J. Mezirow
(Ed). Fostering Critical Reflection in Adulthood. Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Fransisco.
What happened
(describe the
experience)
Why /how did it
happen What
factors contributed
How do you feel
about it
What is your new
interpretation of the
experience What is
the significance
What did you learn
about yourself and
others
What will you do as
a result of this
experience How
will you use it to
inform your future

1. Personal set of documents (up to 2000 words) which MUST include three core compulsory documents (60% overall module mark):
• Critical narrative of your research findings and analysis of your own business sector (trends, market, growth areas) (approx. 500 words) (20% overall module mark) (TO DO THIS IS NECESSARY)
• Your personal Career Action Plan (10% overall module mark) (TO DO THIS IS NECESSARY)
• Your CV (10% overall module mark) (YOU DON’T NEED TO DO THIS)
Plus at least 4 elements (5% each towards overall mark) from the selection of documents expected to be completed throughout the module. Must be submitted as part of ONE document portfolio via Turnitin: (TO DO THIS IS NECESSARY)
• Your skills audit (in line with Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme )
• Reflective response to your individual personality profile
• Evidence of attendance and engagement at business and law fair (reflections of employers, what was learnt, conversations, actions)
• Evidence of writing a job description and advert (from point of view of employer)
• Personal job application to one of the jobs including personal statement/covering letter
Individual commentary (to 1000 words) (30% mark) A personal reflection on the activities completed throughout the module, including writing a job application, applying for a job, the shortlisting process, the group interview process and what has been learnt. (TO DO THIS IS NECESSARY)
Department: Human Resources and Organisational
Semester/Trimester/Session: SEM1
Contents
1. Key information, Introduction to the Module and Learning Outcomes …………………………………………………………………………..1
1.1 Key Information………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1
1.2 Introduction to the Module………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1
1.3 Learning Outcomes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
2. Employability Skills in this Module………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2
3. Outline Delivery and Reading ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3
3.1 Outline Delivery………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
3.2 Reading List and Learning Resources ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5
4. Assessment on this Module …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
4.1 Assessment Information and Marking Criteria ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9
4.1.1 Element 010 – PORTFOLIO (see marking rubric) ……………………………………………………………………………………9
4.1.2. Marking Criteria for Element 010 – PORTFOLIO …………………………………………………………………………………..10
4.2 Re-assessment Information ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………12
5. Links to Other Key Information …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..12

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1. Key information, Introduction to the Module and Learning Outcomes
1.1 Key Information
Module title: Career Management and Employability
Module Leader: Dr Sally Everett (Deputy Dean)
Office details: Cambridge (office LAB311) and Chelmsford in Faculty Office, Lord Ashcroft Building
3
rd floor Extension: 5694, Email: sally.everett@anglia.ac.uk
Module Tutors:
Subject Employability Champions (Dept. names in brackets):
Dr Nadia DeGama (HROB), Dr. Sandra Selmanovic (EIB), Dr. Chris Wilbert (MET), Tony Stringer
(AFOM), Dr. Robin Gowers (LM), and Smitha Sebastian (HROB). With sessions and support from
the Employability Service (Sarah Janes, Beth Chafik and Valentina Botto), and the Faculty’s
Student Experience and Placement Team, plus guest speakers from industry and recruitment and
our Alumni.
External Examiners DAP: Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
Every module has a Module Definition Form (MDF) which is the officially validated record of the
module. You can access the MDF for this module in three ways via:
the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
the My.Anglia Module Catalogue at www.anglia.ac.uk/modulecatalogue
Anglia Ruskin’s module search engine facility at www.anglia.ac.uk/modules
All modules delivered by Anglia Ruskin University at its main campuses in the UK and at Associate
Colleges throughout the UK and overseas are governed by the Academic Regulations. You can view
these at www.anglia.ac.uk/academicregs. An extract of the Academic Regulations, known as the
Assessment Regulations, is available at this website too (all new students will have received a printed
copy as part of their welcome pack).
In the unlikely event of any discrepancy between the Academic Regulations and any other publication,
including this module guide, the Academic Regulations, as the definitive document, take precedence
over all other publications and will be applied in all cases.
1.2 Introduction to the Module
This module aims to help you develop the employability skills and capabilities that are needed to
compete successfully in the graduate labour market. In direct response to employer feedback, it seeks
to provide knowledge, support and insight into the contemporary world of work and the business
market. The module seeks to help you develop your skills and is therefore practical and engages you
in case study exercise, real-life scenarios, audit and skills testing techniques and invites external
guest speakers and employers to provide insight and external input. The lectures and seminars will
provide key inputs to help introduce you to fundamental employability concepts, insights and
techniques, drawn from the business and management, but also other disciplines such as sociology,
social psychology and the humanities.
This module will be supported by a number of formative assessments (case studies, reports,
presentations, group scenarios) to support you with the final 100% portfolio assessment. The
assessment is student-driven and authentic in that it allows you to develop assessment literacy, as
well as develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market. For parts of the summative
assessment, you will work in groups with inputs via the lectures/seminars to develop job descriptions,
person specifications, application forms and advertisements. You will have several weeks where you
will engage in group work and peer instruction in the processes of (mock) shortlisting, interviewing,
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appointing and providing feedback. The final 3,000 word assessment is a selected package of
documents developed throughout the module (2,000 words worth 60% plus a 1,000 word selfevaluation
of your work worth 30% +10% presentation/engagement) which draws on literature and
the experiences of the module. The assessment aims to provide you with an authentic assignment,
as well as ensure you have the key tools for your future career (Career plan, CV, personality profile
experience, online profile, job application experience, interview techniques). You will be individually
marked.
1.3 Learning Outcomes
This module, like all modules at Anglia Ruskin, is taught on the basis of achieving intended learning
outcomes. On successful completion of the module, the student will be expected to be able to
demonstrate the following:
Knowledge and
understanding
Intellectual,
practical,
affective and
transferable
skills
LO 1. Demonstrate critical insight and knowledge of current employability theory
and research by being able to identify and critically discuss and evaluate
trends and opportunities in job markets across different business sectors;
LO 2. Demonstrate extensive knowledge about recruitment and selection and
evidence an in-depth understanding on how to search for, and secure
employment;
LO 3. Evidence the ability to synthesise self-reflective skills by identifying skills
gaps and critically evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses;
LO 4. Demonstrate high levels of professional competence in key elements of
the recruitment selection process (self-presentation, verbal and writing skills).
The assessment is based on meeting these learning outcomes, shown explicitly in section 4, where
the assessment task is linked to these learning outcomes.
2. Employability Skills in this Module
It is important that we help you develop employability skills throughout your course which will assist
you in securing employment and supporting you in your future career. During your course you will
acquire a wide range of key skills. In this dedicated employability module, you will develop many skills:
Skill Skills acquired in this module
Communication (oral) X
Communication (written) X
Commercial Awareness
Cultural sensitivity
Customer focus X
Data Handling X
Decision making X
Enterprising X
Flexibility X
Initiative X
Interpersonal Skills X
Leadership/Management of others X
Networking X
Organisational adaptability X
Project Management
Problem Solving and analytical skills X
Responsibility X
Team working X
Time Management x
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3. Outline Delivery and Reading
3.1 Outline Delivery
The table below indicates how the module will be delivered. However, this schedule is indicative and
may be subject to change. You must ensure you check your timetable carefully EACH week as the
nature of this module means you will have shared lectures, subject specific lectures, some seminars
in rooms and others in computer rooms, and there is also a Business and Law Careers Fair.
Cambridge delivery: Reading week in Week 7, Chelmsford delivery: Reading week in Week 8
Week Lecture Seminar/Workshop
(check room as
rooms change
depending on
activity)
Lead tutors Student-managed
learning and work
produced for final
portfolio
1 Introduction to the
module, team, and the
assessment.
Introduction to the
Anglia Ruskin
Employability
Programme (AREP)
and ILM accreditation.
Introduction session
to the online AREP
and outline of this
accreditation
opportunity.
Complete skills audit.
Dr Sally Everett,
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Complete your own
skills audit for final
portfolio
2 Evaluation and critical
discussion of the job
market, trends and
opportunities. Routes
into business and how
to get into a career in
your sector.
Potential guest
speakers looking at
course/ sector specific
areas, and analysis of
business sector
(trends, market,
growth areas).
Discussion of career
plans and feedback
on these
Guest speakers,
subject Employability
Champions, &
Employability Service
Develop your own
career action plan
(worth 10%
assessment) and a
critical narrative of
research
findings/analysis of a
course-specific
business sector (20%)
3 The benefits of
mentoring and what
makes a good
mentor/mentee
Write and finalise a
CV outline with view
to preparing for
Business and Law
Fair. Present Anglia
Ruskin Employability
Programme (AREP)
Guest student
speakers, Subject
Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Access to portal and
the chance to be
assigned a mentor.
Develop your CV for
Business and Law Fair
(worth 10%)
4 Psychometric and
personality testing – the
theory behind
psychometric testing
and the way these are
used in recruitment
Complete online
assessment on
personality and
analysis of your
results
Guest academic
lecturers on
psychometric testing
plus module team
Online individual
personality profile
completed and
produced for final
assessment portfolio
5 Assessment Centres –
overview of employer
expectations, what to
expect on the day and
practical activity.
Group task which
simulates an
Assessment Centre
environment.
Students reflect on
performance.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Reflection on
assessment centre
6 Networking and
presenting yourself.
Quick practical
activities to build
confidence
The Business and
Law Fair replaces
seminar for this
week – ensure you
obtain the guide and
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
For portfolio:
reflections on the Fair –
who you spoke to,
questions asked,
actions and outcomes.
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attend as many
employers will be
present
Experience and
Placement Team
7
Cambridge
Reading Week for
Cambridge students
No seminar – Faculty
reading week with
exercises
Offline Assessment
advice
Applying for graduate
jobs. Exercise to
complete at home.
AREP progress and
work
7
Chelmsford
Interview techniques
and approaches for
presenting yourself
confidently and
professionally
Interview tools and
techniques – link to
assessment week.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
8
Cambridge
Interview techniques
and approaches for
presenting yourself
confidently and
professionally
Interview tools and
techniques – link to
assessment week.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
8
Chelmsford
Reading Week for
Chelmsford students
No seminar – Faculty
reading week
Offline Assessment
advice
Applying for graduate
jobs. Exercise to
complete at home.
AREP progress and
work
Subject/Dept lectures Week 9-11 (1hr) plus seminar (2hr sessions) led by Employability Champions to
provide interactive group work and sessions
9 Job adverts and
descriptions: looking
outside of yourself and
exploring the needs of
the business.
Practice writing job
adverts and complete
development of job
descriptions, person
specification and
adverts and then
apply for a job.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Get ready for next
week by choosing and
applying for one job
advertised and upload
to portal.
10 Applying for a job,
shortlisting process
and providing feedback
on applications.
Interactive session.
Allocation of student
panel groups,
Shortlisting and
feedback on each
other’s applications
and group discussion.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Produce for portfolio:
reflection on process
and peer review
AREP progress and
work
11 Job interviews. Group
role play and helpful
techniques. Interactive
session.
Assessment advice
Peer interview
scenarios and
exercises. Some
recoded for informal
discussion and
review.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
and Student
Experience and
Placement Team
Produce for portfolio:
reflection on process
and peer review
AREP progress and
work
Return to large lecture and seminar format for final week
12 Developing and
managing your online
profile (LinkedIn).
Guest speaker from a
recruitment agency.
Create online profile
and learn how to use
it more effectively.
Create AREP and
complete skills outline
Guest speaker from a
recruitment.
Subject Employability
Champions,
Employability Service
Develop online profile
for yourself
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3.2 Reading List and Learning Resources
The reading list and learning resources for this module are available on Reading Lists at Anglia, you
can access the reading list for this module via the VLE site and the links take you directly to the
sources and materials (currently draft link is: http://readinglists.anglia.ac.uk/lists/35A7568B-73EA-
20D3-39A0-BEB14C5BB162.html, but if this changes you will be notified)
Key texts (recommended to read):
Lumley, M., & Wilkinson, J. (2014). Developing Employability for Business. Oxford University
Press.
Brown S.D. and Lent R.W. (2012) Career development and counselling (available as E-book in library)
Inkson, K. (2007) Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives, Sage
Learning Express Web-based resources – our new employability portal via Employability Services:
http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/student_services/careers/index.phtml
Other indicative sources to help you progress through this module:
Booker, C. (2004) The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Continuum
Brennan, J et al (2010) Improving What is Learned at University, Routledge
Brown, D & associates (2002), Career Choice and Development: Fourth Edition Jossey-Bass
Brown, P & Hesketh,(2004) A The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the
Knowledge Economy, Oxford
Carter, R (2008) Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality, Little, Brown
Eggert, M. (2000). The best job-hunt book in the world. London: Random House.
Goodsoon, I.F (et al) (2010) Narrative Learning, Routledge
Labovich, L & Salpeter, M (2012) 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network,
Cold Call and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job,
Noon, M. and Blyton, P. (2006). The realities of work. London: Macmillan.
Pink, H.D (2008) The Adventures of Jonny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
Headline
Purkiss, J & Royston-Lee, D. (2009) Brand You: Turning Your Unique Talents into a Winning
Formula, Artesian
Redman, J. et al. (2012) What Do Graduates Do , HECSU
Rook, S (2013) The Graduate Career Guide Book, Palgrave Macmillan
Steel, P (2011) The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting
Stuff Done, Pearson
Thompson, M.A. (2000). The global resume and CV guide. New York: Wiley.
William, D, Brown, P & Hesketh, (2006) A How To Get The Best Graduate Job: Insider
Strategies for Success in the Graduate Job Market, Pearson
Wiseman, R (2012) Rip It Up, Macmillan
Wiseman, R (2003) The Luck Factor, Arrow Books
Web resources:
www.prospects.ac.uk,
www.agcas.org.uk
www.milkround.com
www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/employability
www.theguardian.com/education/employability
www.targetjobs.co.uk
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4. Assessment on this Module
The assessment for this module consists of one element.
Element Type of assessment Word
or time
limit
% of
Total
Mark
Submission method Final Submission
Date
10 One final Portfolio
(combination of 2,000
words to cover core
document elements
plus 1,000 word
reflective commentary)
3000 100% One complete
portfolio document
with all elements
together submitted to
Turnitin (not
individual elements)
Quick Guide to
Submitting on
Turnitin®UK
GradeMark
Turnitin®UK
Grademark
NO LATER THAN:
14 December 2015
by 2pm
One complete
document with all
appendices in one
Turnitin
submission
All forms of assessment must be submitted by the published deadline which is detailed above. It is
your responsibility to know when work is due to be submitted – ignorance of the deadline date will not
be accepted as a reason for late or non-submission. Any late work will NOT be considered and a
mark of zero will be awarded for the assessment task in question.
You are requested to keep a copy of your work (excluding exams).
Assessment details
There will be examples placed on the VLE site to help support you complete your assessment. We
will also provide exemplars on how to write in a critical and reflective way. For this assessment you
are required to submit the following as part of one complete portfolio:
1. Personal set of documents (up to 2000 words) which MUST include three core compulsory
documents (60% overall module mark):
Critical narrative of your research findings and analysis of your own business sector (trends,
market, growth areas) (approx. 500 words) (20% overall module mark)
Your personal Career Action Plan (10% overall module mark)
Your CV (10% overall module mark)
Plus at least 4 elements (5% each towards overall mark) from the selection of documents expected
to be completed throughout the module. Must be submitted as part of ONE document portfolio via
Turnitin:
Your skills audit (in line with Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme )
Reflective response to your individual personality profile
Evidence of attendance and engagement at business and law fair (reflections of employers,
what was learnt, conversations, actions)
Evidence of writing a job description and advert (from point of view of employer)
Personal job application to one of the jobs including personal statement/covering letter
Evidence of online profile – link, screen shots, overview
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2. Individual commentary (to 1000 words) (30% mark)
A personal reflection on the activities completed throughout the module, including writing a job
application, applying for a job, the shortlisting process, the group interview process and what has
been learnt.
Feedback
You are entitled to feedback on your performance for all your assessed work. For all assessment
tasks which are not examinations, this is accomplished by a member of academic staff providing your
mark and associated comments which will relate to the achievement of the module’s intended learning
outcomes and the assessment criteria you were given for the task when it was first issued. This
feedback will be available on-line via Turnitin/Grademark® or may be sent directly to your Anglia
Ruskin e-mail account.
The marker of your assignment will include feedback on written assignments that includes answers
to these three key questions:
1. What is your overall feedback
2. How does your assignment compare to the marking criteria
3. How can you improve in the future
Examination scripts are retained by Anglia Ruskin and are not returned to students. However, you
are entitled to feedback on your performance in an examination and may request a meeting with the
Module Leader or Tutor to see your examination script and to discuss your performance.
Anglia Ruskin is committed to providing you with feedback on all assessed work within 20 working
days of the submission deadline or the date of an examination. This is extended to 30 days for
feedback for a Major Project module (please note that working days excludes those days when Anglia
Ruskin University is officially closed; e.g.: between Christmas and New Year). Personal tutors will
offer to read feedback from several modules and help you to address any common themes that may
be emerging.
On occasion, you will receive feedback and marks for pieces of work that you completed in the earlier
stages of the module. We provide you with this feedback as part of the learning experience and to
help you prepare for other assessment tasks that you have still to complete. It is important to note
that, in these cases, the marks for these pieces of work are unconfirmed. This means that,
potentially, marks can change, in either direction!
Marks for modules and individual pieces of work become confirmed on the Dates for the Official
Publication of Results which can be checked at www.anglia.ac.uk/results.
How to View Your Feedback in Turnitin Grademark
Click on the class that you wish to view and then you will see the assignments for the module listed.
Click the blue view button to open up the document viewer.
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The Document Viewer will open and the main feedback on your work is shown in the General
Comments:
There may also be Quick Marks on your assignment or a Grading Form/Rubric to show how you
performed against the marking criteria, click on the tabs to open them.
Comments List Rubric/Grading Form
Jumps to the
comment
within your
assignment
Expanded
comments
Number of
comments
on a page
Expands
/collapses
comments
on a page
Expands
/collapses
comments
on all
pages
Scroll to
see how
your work
compared
with the
marking
criteria
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4.1 Assessment Information and Marking Criteria
4.1.1 Element 010 – PORTFOLIO (see marking rubric)
Details of assignment
% Total
mark
Learning
Outcome
1. Portfolio of documents produced in seminars (up to 2000 words)
Quality of the elements (core and optional documents) completed
throughout the module
60
1-4
2. Individual reflective commentary (up to 1000 words)
Critical evaluation of own personal strengths and weaknesses
Quality of demonstrating and evidencing key elements of the recruitment
selection process (self-presentation, verbal and writing skills
30
2-4
Overall quality of your presentation, referencing, engagement with exercises
and portfolio 10 4
TOTAL MARKS 100%
Turnitin®UK Grademark assignments
This assignment is submitted online via Turnitin® Grademark, there is information on preparing your
assignment at:
https://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/LTA/Grademark/Content/Preparing%20my%20Assignment.aspx
Information on submitting your assignment must be read and guidelines adhered to, please ensure
you read: https://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/LTA/Grademark/Content/Quick-Start.aspx
The direct link to Turnitin® UK Grademark is: http://www.turnitinuk.com
.
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4.1.2. Marking Criteria for Element 010 – PORTFOLIO
This rubric/grading form will be used to provide additional feedback and detail on your assessment. It will be used at core campus on Turnitin®UK
Grademark.
A++ = 90-100 A+ = 80-89% A = 70-79% B = 60-69% C = 50-59% D = 40-49% F = 30-39% F- = 20-29% F— = 10 -19% F—- = 0-9%
Portfolio of documents (up
to 2000 words)
Total 60%
Identify and critically discuss
and evaluate trends and
opportunities in job markets in
relevant course sector
20%
Exceptional
information
base exploring
and analysing
the job market,
trends and
sector with
extraordinary
originality and
autonomy.
Work may be
considered for
publication.
Outstanding
information
base exploring
and analysing
the job market,
trends and
sector with clear
originality and
autonomy
Excellent
knowledge base
that supports
analysis and
evaluation of
the job market,
trends and
sector with
considerable
originality
Good
knowledge base
that supports
analysis and
evaluation the
job market,
trends and
sector with
some originality
Satisfactory
knowledge base
that supports
analysis and
evaluation the
job market,
trends and
sector
Basic
knowledge base
with some
omissions in
analysis and
evaluation the
job market,
trends and
sector .
Restricted
ability to
discuss theory
in discipline
Limited
knowledge
base. Limited
understanding
of the job
market, trends
and sector .
Difficulty with
theory.
Little evidence
of knowledge
base. Little
evidence of
understanding
of job market,
trends and
sector .
Significant
difficulty with
theory.
Inadequate
knowledge
base.
Inadequate
understanding
of job market,
trends and
sector . Major
difficulty with
theory and
problem solving
in discipline
No evidence of
knowledge
base; no
evidence of
understanding
of job market,
trends and
sector s. Total
inability with
theory.
Quality of the elements
(selection of documents)
completed throughout the
module (40%)
Breakdown: 10% each for two
core components (CV and
Action Plan) plus 5% allocated
to each of the 4 additional
documents
Exceptional
required
selection of
portfolio
documents with
extraordinary
quality,
originality and
autonomy.
Outstanding
selection and
quality of
portfolio
documents with
clear originality
and autonomy
Excellent
selection of
portfolio
documents with
considerable
originality
Good selection
of portfolio
documents with
some originality
Satisfactory
selection and
quality of
portfolio
documents
Basic selection
and quality of
portfolio
documents,
some omissions
Limited
selection of
portfolio
documents.
Limited
understanding
and submission.
Little evidence
of required
portfolio
documents
Inadequate
selection of
portfolio
documents
No evidence of
portfolio
documents
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Individual reflective
commentary (up to 1000
words) Total 30%
Critical evaluation of own
personal strengths and
weaknesses
20%
Exceptional
critical
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses.
Employs
exceptional
level of theory
and literature.
Work may be
considered for
publication.
Outstanding
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
with clear
originality and
autonomy.
Employs
outstanding
level of theory
and literature.
Excellent
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
with
considerable
originality.
Employs
excellent level
of theory and
literature.
Good
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
with some
originality.
Employs good
level of theory
and literature.
Satisfactory
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses.
Employs
satisfactory
level of theory
and literature.
Basic
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
Limited
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
Little evaluation
of own skills,
experience of
module
exercise ,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
Inadequate
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
No evidence of
evaluation of
own skills,
experience of
module
exercises,
personal
strengths and
weaknesses
Quality of reflection and
discussion of key elements of
the recruitment selection
process
10%
Exceptional
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process with
extraordinary
quality,
originality and
autonomy.
Outstanding
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process with
clear originality
and autonomy
Excellent
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process with
considerable
originality
Good
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process with
some originality
Satisfactory
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
Basic
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
Limited
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
Little
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
Inadequate
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
No evidence of
demonstration
of key elements
of the
recruitment
selection
process
Presentation, referencing
and quality of overall
portfolio – good academic
practice. 10%
Exceptional
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Outstanding
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Excellent
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Good
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Satisfactory
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Basic
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Limited
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Little
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
Inadequate
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
No evidence of
appropriate
presentation,
use of relevant
literature,
referencing and
quality of work
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4.2 Re-assessment Information
If you are required to complete a re-sit assessment for this module, please note it is a re-submission
of the original assessment as it is a portfolio individual to you and your own skills and career plans.
The marking criteria is the same as for the original submission, although reassessment is usually
capped at 40%.
5. Links to Other Key Information
Assessment Offences: As an academic community, we recognise that the principles of truth,
honesty and mutual respect are central to the pursuit of knowledge. Behaviour that undermines those
principles weakens the community, both individually and collectively, and diminishes our values.
There is more information on these principles and the types of Assessment Offences here:
http://www.anglia.ac.uk/modguide4.aspx Penalties for poor academic practice can be severe so
ensure you are aware of what is expected and how to reference correctly.
There is a guide to Good Academic Practice here: http://anglia.libguides.com/plagiarism
Attendance Information: Attending all your classes is very important and one of the best ways to
help you succeed in this module. Link to more details on the Attendance Requirements here:
http://www.anglia.ac.uk/modguide1.aspx
Assessments and TurnitinUK: TurnitinUK is used for submitting the majority of your assessments,
it is important that you read the information on preparing your assignment at:
https://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/LTA/Grademark/Content/Preparing%20my%20Assignment.aspx
Information on submitting your assignment must be read and guidelines adhered to, please ensure
you read: https://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/LTA/Grademark/Content/Quick-Start.aspx
The direct link to TurnitinUK is: http://www.turnitinuk.com
Examinations: Examinations are held in January (semester/trimester 1), May (semester/trimester 2)
and in August (trimester 3). All examinations are scheduled by the Examinations Unit, the dates and
locations will be posted on the following website: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/students/exams/
External Examiners: An up-to-date list of external examiners is available to students and staff at
http://www.anglia.ac.uk/eeinfo The external examiner for this module is in the Human Resources
and Organisational Behaviour department. These are academic examiners from other institutions
who independently approve and confirm the quality and standard of our modules and assessments.
Feedback in TurnitinUK: Link to more details on the viewing feedback is here:
https://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/LTA/Grademark/Content/Feedback.aspx
How is My Work Marked and Flowchart of Anglia Ruskin’s Marking Process: After you have
handed your work in or you have completed an examination, Anglia Ruskin undertakes a series of
activities to assure that our marking processes are comparable with those employed at other
universities in the UK and that your work has been marked fairly, honestly and consistently. More
information about this is given here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/modguide5.aspx
Module Evaluation: During the second half of the delivery of this module, you will be asked to
complete a module evaluation questionnaire to help us obtain your views on all aspects of the module,
more about this process is included here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/modguide6.aspx
Reading Lists: These are now all available online: http://readinglists.anglia.ac.uk
Re-assessments: Re-assessment dates will be stated on e-vision, you can check the specific date
your re-assessment assignment is due in on: http://e-vision.anglia.ac.uk or alternatively, if it is an
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examination, these are scheduled by the Examinations Unit, the dates and locations will be posted
on the following website: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/students/exams/
University Generic Assessment Criteria: This module is at level 6, information on the criteria that
the university uses to mark your work can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/criteria

Personal career action plan:
ACTIONS I NEED TO TAKE SUPPORT OR RESOURCES I WILL NEED TARGET DATE ACHIEVEMENTS/OUTCOMES

Skills audit table:
Employability skills definition:
A set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace – to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy.
(CBI)

Employability Skills Do you have this skill

Yes No
If YES score 1 – 5 (with 1 being less skilled and 5 being most skilled) How can you evidence this skill How can you improve on your existing score
If NO, how could you gain this skill Consider and list potential opportunities within your degree study, campus services, paid/unpaid work, extra-curricular activities
Self -Management
Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility,
resilience, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time management,
readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/
reflective learning

Teamwork
Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/
persuading, contributing to discussions, and awareness of interdependence with others
Business & Commercial Awareness
Basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide
customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty
Problem Solving
Analysing facts and situations and applying
creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions

Communication & Literacy
Application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy – including listening and questioning
Application of IT
basic IT skills, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets file management and use of internet search engines
Numeracy
Manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)
Project Management
Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals
Languages & Cultural Sensitivity
Everyday conversational ability can be useful, as can a general awareness of cultural differences