Late last year I received an email about a course from the University of Leicester called Online Networking and Employability. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for some self-improvement and so I applied immediately and was granted a spot in the course.
I have found this a worthwhile and inspirational opportunity that is allowing me to learn new things about myself. It has always been significantly difficult for me to make a decision on how to market myself as well as to confidently discuss my skills and capabilities to make individuals interested in working with me. Furthermore, it has been increasingly difficult to talk about myself candidly and portray my best qualities and effectiveness in the business world.
To me it is extremely important to make myself more marketable and to brand myself in a position that businesses can see my significant worth. I have been looking out for many opportunities to make myself more marketable through additional courses, seeking out internships, extra job opportunities and volunteer work. However, this course made me realise I first really need to learn how to market myself, how to find my promising skills and capabilities. It also made me think about what my prominent ways of working on projects, of collaborating with a team and of being a leader. It made me realise I had to really discover who I am, the skills I possess and the ways I dealt with any situation, so that I could enhance my abilities.
Furthermore, the course has showed me that I need to find my voice and to strength it. So far, I have been significantly successful in accomplishing my endeavours as I am taking steps to improve my method of self marketing, to improve my branding and to find a confident voice for myself. This should significantly improve my presence and allow my personality and skills to shine through.
Completing the personal branding section of the Online Networking and Employability course allowed me to find situations in which I displayed significant professionalism and proper business tact and etiquette. It has allowed me to see and focus on my best skills and find ways improving my worst. It has been that push to allow me to try to further perfect and enhance my skills so that they will continue to flourish and to discover situations in which my skills have been useful and effective.
Also, I am currently actively seeking out organisation that would allow me to do volunteer work to further cultivate my skills. It has shown me the importance of creating an online presence as well as pursuing further developmental programmes that will additionally enhance my skills. At the end of the course I believe I will better understand myself and some of my strengths which will allow me to be able to elevate my work functionality, be a more useful collaborative member of a group and to be a more articulate public speaker.
I do recommend this course for anyone about to go into the business world.