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Personal Development Plan

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Name of Writer

Date of Submission

Development Plan

Task 1

Task 1.1

Strengths

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of networks and network infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of databases and database management.

Weaknesses

  • I have poor time management skills.
  • I need to enhance my knowledge of network security.
  • I need to improve my ability to monitor the performance of the network and troubleshoot network problems.

Opportunities

  • Good opportunity to enhance my time management skills.
  • I can improve my network security and network management skills.
  • I need to focus on enhancing my database management skills.

Threats

  • Lack of time management skills could potentially lead to inefficient use of time and delay in tasks.
  • Network security knowledge needs to be improved to protect networks from wide range of threats.
  • IT management skills need to be upgraded.

1.2 Turning Weakness into Strength

 

Time management can be implemented through the systematic study of the literature on the topic. This is valuable strategy to successfully identify the ways that time can be managed. Furthermore, it helps to create an integrated strategy through which the individual is able to respond to problems. Mentoring or coaching is another way to obtain practical information about managing time (Bridgstock, 2009). Finally, I can learn about time management by focusing on small tasks. Prioritizing tasks and scheduling are valuable strategies to achieve success. The best way to learn about time management will be to focus on practicing by synthesizing theoretical knowledge. This will help to enhance my knowledge while providing me with an idea of the obstacles that I face in real life while improving my time management skills.

1.3 Personal Development Plan

Weakness into Strength

How I plan to do this

By when

I have poor time management skills. However, this can be used as a way to increase my abilities and learn the concept of time management.

First I will seek to focus on reading books and journal articles that provide valuable information on enhancing time management. Secondly, I will consult with seniors to get tips on enhancing time management skills. Finally, I will practice with my own routine to implement time management.

I will need six months to enhance my time management skills.

I need to improve my knowledge of network security. This can be an opportunity to gain certifications and hands on experience.

I will read books on network security. I will take Cisco certifications on network security to improve my knowledge.

It will take some six months to achieve this.

I need to improve my knowledge of network performance and troubleshooting. This will be an opportunity to enhance my knowledge.

Reading books on network performance and working with seniors will be an effective strategy.

It will take some 8 months to achieve this.

1.4 CV

Name

Address

Contact Information

Objective

Goal oriented and collaborative IT professional with sound technical knowledge and interpersonal skills with proven analytic and problem solving skills. My goal is to work with a dynamic organization that will help to enhance my technical and interpersonal skills. I have a desire to apply my skills for the growth and success of the organization.

Summary of Key Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills with key stakeholders using both oral and written methods.
  • Problem solving skills and critical analysis skills which helps me to enhance my work environment.
  • Possess sound technical knowledge related to network and database management.
  • Ability to work with teams while being motivated and passionate.
  • Have completed key certifications like CCNA and CCNP.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and focus on professional development.
  • Passionate attitude towards work activities and work for personal and organizational growth.

Education

Course:                        HND in Computer Science

Institution:                        London School of Science and Technology (LSST)

Duration:                         Jan 2016 – August 2018

Course:                        High School

Institution:                        Caile Ferate Romane’ Romania

Duration:                        Sep 2004- July 2009

Work Experience

Position:                 Care Assistant

Employer:                 Milliner House (HC-One)

Duration:                March 2017- Date

Duties

  • Providing confidentiality, dignity and privacy to patients at all times
  • Comprehensive understanding of residential, dementia and nursing care
  • Ability to record patient observations accurately and report any issues of concern
  • Assisting residents with washing, showering, dressing and toilleting

Position:                 Packer

Employer:                 Amazon Milton Keynes

Duration:                Feb 2016- March 2017

Duties

  • Packing goods with protective materials
  • Sealing containers using glue, staples or shrink-wrap
  • Weighing and labeling packaged goods ready for dispatch
  • Cleaning work areas
  • Reporting any problems during the shift to supervisors.

Position:                 Picker

Employer:                 Transline Group Recruitment

Duration:                May 2015 – Jan 2016

Duties

  • Picking orders from supervisors and attempt to find products in Amazon warehouses
  • Ensure that the picked product conforms to the order sheet provided
  • Check product to ensure that it is in proper working condition and is not damaged

Task 2

2.1 Poster Depicting Game and App

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This game can be downloaded by the users free of cost into their smartphones. It is a game in which players will be able to find treasure while avoiding monsters and traps. They will be able to go through mazes and caves in order to achieve their goals.

2.2 Reflection of Plan against Time Management Theories

As an individual I strive to spend my time on productive things. I always try to develop a smart strategy that can help in managing time in an effective manner. The theoretical framework on time management states that it is critical to develop an optimum approach towards time by having clear, precise, specific, and achievable goals. Furthermore, the goals must be realistic so that the individual can complete them (Mason et al, 2009).

I set priorities by ranking tasks according to their importance and urgency. I allocate estimated time for each time that helps to give an idea of the time it will be needed to complete specific tasks.  I use technology to set reminders and make important notes. This is a simple and robust approach as planning tools can help to store information and help the individual to become acquainted with various tasks that need to be completed.  Getting organized is critical for time management as it involves using time in a productive and efficient manner. I try to avoid the trivial and time consuming tasks (Raybould & Sheedy, 2005). I start by breaking tasks into smaller ones. Scheduling time appropriately is important because it helps to provide an idea about the important tasks. Delegation is important because it can assist me in concentrating on my key tasks. Procrastination can be avoided by doing the tasks instead of thinking about them and reducing the distractions in work. External time wasters can be countered by working in an environment that is peaceful and serene (Lim et al, 2016). I avoid multi tasking by only concentrating on a single task while I stay healthy through proper exercise, rest, and sleep patterns.  I perform work in an environment by removing hassles with bright light and little noise. I do not open multiple windows on the computer or check the Internet. I try to relax myself through deep meditation and breathing.

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