skills

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– Listening skill: I scored myself at this skill 1 because I still have to practise and develop this skill and this is one of the important skills that everyone must have and also this is useful skill not only in daily life but also in business. I think that I have to develop this skill in next 2 years time before second year of university because first of all I will have to do a lot of team work in university and in my
future career and without listening to people I will not get respect in the team and also will not get right information that they want to talk about. I also think that this is possible to fulfil the need because I have to talk to people for more and after practising my speech I will practise listening skills as well during dialog. Another factor why the listening skill is important when I am negotiating with customers In situation when I will try to sell products that my company manufacture I will have to find out what does the customers needs and then I will find something that will fit the range. And without understanding the personal needs it is impossible to sell. Understanding their needs means asking a right questions and as well as this listening to the answer carefully to get right information.
– Written communication: another required skill for my job because in my future career I will have to talk a lot through electronic methods of communication and they will be emails and well as the non electronic ways documentation and letters. I will be required to stay in touch and communicate with importers abroad and for this I will have to develop my written skills communication such as developing my English language skills and my grammar as well. In my opinion it is also hard to get this skill but in 5 years time I will develop it for a new level because during my university time I am planning to study English for more and as well as the other languages that I already know and planning to learn. To work with the companies – partners from abroad I will have to write many letters in way of emails and I will make different offers to the particular customer and this is a part of my contract. They will ask me for something and will lapse it in order and I will be required to set up an order in my letter. And this is why it is important to be completely clear in my written communication with them, thats why it is such as important skill. ?
– Numeracy skills: another skill that I marked for 2 and this means that I still have to develop it. I have achieved grade B in my Ukrainian School Diploma which is equal to the grade B in GCSE what is good and acceptable result and prove as well. In my opinion this is important skill to have because there are many different spheres in business that I will face up to and this is not only management but also economics and finances and they all contain numeracy skills. I am not good at math and numeracy and this is why I am planning in 4 years time improve it because during my university course I will do many modules that contain studying of economics and finances what will help me to develop my math knowledge and to improve my numeracy skills. Example on why the numeracy skills are important for me in my future job is for example when I will have to calculate customers discount and pricing in order. And also pricing depends on historic discounts for products for the particular company. ?
– Problem solving: another very important skill in business and daily life that I will use during my university study and in my future career. In my future career this is important to have this skill because in international business something unexpected can happen quickly and this is why I will be required to make discussions and to solve problems. For example, this can be the problem with logistics from Ukraine to other country and back, or this can be a problem that importer that bought our production did not pay back all money, or this can be when government change laws what is also must be solved quickly. One example that I want to mention is the big crisis political situation between Ukraine and Russia when Ukrainian government decided to stop all Russian lorries and cargo cars that carry something from Russia to Ukraine and many companies that still work with Russia lost money, and then Russia answered with same sanctions at Ukraine and this is why some companies lose their money and contracts as well. To develop this skill I can’t attend any courses or seminars and this is the skill that only can be develop after life experience, especially in the work that I will do and because I am only 18 years old now I did not had big problems before and this is why I am planning to develop this skill in 5 years time by the end of my university study. Charity work will help me to develop skill by doing voluntary work with the charity for the homeless people.
– Time management: another skill that is important not only for my life and study time but also for my future career. I do have this skill but I set 2 for myself for this skill because there are still some improvements can be done. This is important skill because everything must be planned and if time management will be poor person that work will not be able to do big amount of work in a limited period of time what will affect negatively on this person and as well at company. To overcome this problem and to develop this skill I decided to use planner that will help me to write down all the notes including my timing for everything that I will have to do for a particular day. This will help me to prioritise the important and urgent situations. And I believe that in three years time I will be able to develop my time management skill for a new level and will be able to put 3-4 for myself in my skills audit. ?
– Improving your own learning and performance: this is very important skill that I want to develop because this will be useful in my future career and university studying. Performance is important because this is how you perform in activities and work in general and if I will develop this skill this will be useful because work effectiveness will be better and I will be able to do more work. And learning is one more very important skill that will be useful in my career because I will have to learn different material that will be useful in international business, so for example I will have to learn about different cultures, ethnicities and religions or as well as this general facts about country with who I will work. I think that it is possible to develop my learning and performance skills by performing more in different range of activities and for this I decided to join university societies that are Model United Nations and Foreign Affairs Society in The University of Manchester, also this will help me to develop learning skills by using feedbacks from the tutors about my assignments and work. Because I will learn much information that I did not know before and I believe that by the end of university in 5 years time my skill will be developed and improved. ?
– Research skills: in studying and my future career this skill is one of the most important and this is because as export manager I will have to work a lot under researching different facts, information in international business such as general information of company with who my company will work, religion, culture of country and as well this will be some facts about history of the country. If I can not understand the customers situation this will be harder for me to work closely with them. If this will be correct and if I will do right research it will be useful during the negotiations with new partners. Another example that will be useful is the fact that before signing the agreements with companies and starting work I will have to find potential distributors and importers what means that I will have to research different companies that will be potential partners and this is why research skill will be useful and required in my future career of export manager. It is possible to develop my research skill because I will join university from next year and I will have to do a lot of research to get prepared before exams and other work that I will be able to use during lessons and lectures but this consume time and I think tacit by the end of year 2 of university what is in 3 years I will develop my research skills for a new level what will be beneficial in my future studying and career.
– Negotiating skills: in my opinion this is the most important skill to have and to develop between the other skills that I scored myself from 1 – 2 and this is because I still have to develop it. As I mentioned before, this is very useful skill and specially for mine future job because in international business there can be many different situations that can happen and I will have to first of all analyse it and then decide what to do during negotiations with the partners, for example if there will be a big amount order and they will ask for the discount and I will have to negotiate it with them. Another example that I will mention is the situation of negotiations during signing the contract because it is always in my company interests to reduce level of expenditures and increase profitability of all the contacts, however I will still have to put myself on place of other person of opposite side to get better understanding on what does they need to negotiate it better. If I will practise a game like chess or bridge and this gives me perfect practise for understanding other peoples motives and therefore this will give me a base to practise negotiation. ?
– Industry knowledge: it is another important facet that people who work in business must have. This will help me with negotiation and problem solving. In my opinion I have some information about the industry where my fathers company work what is a cosmetics market but to be better then other I will have to develop it. This skill is important because first of all I will have to know all the processes that happen in international business in particular industry where I will work and what this process will change, how to change them and so on. As well as this part of international business as export manager I will have to sign many contracts and to do big amount of negotiation and without industry knowledge this is impossible. This is why I want to develop this skill and I think that one way on how I can do it is by doing research on a particular industry of cosmetics as well as the market where my company work. And other way on how I can improve it is by getting industry experience in my career after finishing university and this is why it is a medium time term plan and in 5 years time I will develop my industry knowledge into new level and will use it in my career. ?P5 Demonstrate transferable business skills ?a) show how you will achieve all of this skills, explain why you must develop the skill, why is it relevant to your career and how you will improve it. ?b) Provide a method of checking how each of these can be verified e.g., qualification, experience and references. ?Transferable skills in business are same important as other skills and this are the ICT skills, time management, numeracy, technical, communication skills. After looking at the skills audit that I did for myself I found that there are some of the skills that are well developed and I marked them as 3-4 , however I still have to improve them and develop and I believe that doing this will only be beneficial to me because I will be able ti use them in my future career. And now I will list this skills and will answer question why they are important and how I will develop them:
Verbal communication: this is another transferable skill that is important to have in business and as well I think that it is well developed and I do have good verbal communication skills what is good. I settled myself 3 what is a good result and I think that it is good. Verbal communication is used in daily life and also in business because first of all in business and my future career I will have to communicate verbally with many people and this will be employee, managers, suppliers, distributors and employee of other companies as well that do work in a companies – partners. But I think that this skill can still be developed in next 3 years because of university where I will be able to communicate to different people that are studying there. And also, to improve my verbal communication I have to practise my speaking in languages that I know that are Ukrainian, English and Russian and this will be practised in the next 3 years time as well, so I will be able to develop this skill. This skill can be also checked by the experience because it is important to get communication skill by talking to many different people, and as well as this I can use services of the courses that are provided to develop communication skills including verbal communication and after taking a part in this seminars I will get the certificate that prove that my verbal communication is developed. ?
Time management: this is another transferable skill that is really important in the business and I already mentioned it in the task before where I explained different skills that must be developed after looking at my personal skills audit and this is because specially in business person must be punctual and this is important because all day must be planned and if not something might go wrong because possibly I can miss something that I planned before and so on, however I think that I do have this skill and this is because I can work on the deadlines with all the assignments that I had during my BTEC Business studying and as well as this all the prep deadlines. As I mentioned before, I am planning to develop this skill by using daily planner where I will set time for each event and activity that I have to do such as lessons, societies, meetings. And after 3 years of university I think that time management skill will be well developed. ?
– Information technology: this is another skill that I have and I score myself 3 for this what is a good result because this means that it is well developed and I think that it is good because this is important to know how to use IT and all the information technology because in business it is popular and useful because I will have to use it for a long time and for a lot. Database is important part of my career because it will contain export contacts, suppliers and importers and I will use it a lot, this is why I have to use it more to get better experience. Usage of different IT devices such as computer, printer, phone. However there are still some of the improvements that can be made to develop skill and to have better knowledge and this is by getting bigger experience in IT buy using computers and other devices and I believe that by the end of university in 5 years time I will be really good on it because in university studying I will have to use IT. And another thing that is really important is business is a spreadsheet because I will be able to look at and use it for example at which of my customers provide me more profit and I will have opportunity to focus my attention on them and if this will be important customer for me I will do more for them to make sure that they get what they want to and also there are some of the companies that doesn’t make my company a lot of profit and I will have to make decisions to which one to sell first. By using spreadsheets I will look at the factors, for example who have biggest turnover, who cause me most problems, which one is the most profitable and which business owes me most money at the moment.
– Team working: this is one more skill that I marked as 3 because I think that I am good on it and because I can work with people of different cultures, religions, genders and from different countries what is good because this will be useful in my future career as export manager because I will have to cooperate with people from all over the world internationally. I relying on the people that I am working with including manufacturing people, suppliers, logistics and my quality team and I need to know how to get them work for me in team. And also, I have proof from teachers and some of my classmates that can say that I am good in team working what is good and will be useful in my future career. ?
– Interpersonal skills: this is the skill that is transferable and useful in business because it is all about how you communicate to different people that do speak different language and for example from different countries and so on. This is very useful and required skill as well in business and specially in international business where I will work as export manager because there will be a lot of people to who I will have to communicate and they all will be from different countries, with different nationalities and believes and this will be important to find compromises during communication to get their opinion. In my opinion my interpersonal skills are good and there are some of the business teachers with who I have lessons who prove it and this because they say this I am good at getting people to work with me and this is why I marked this skill as 3 in my personal skills audit. However, there are always some improvements that can be done and I think that this can be improved by communicating more with all the people who I know to make my interpersonal skills better and I am planning to have the improvements in the next 4 years during the university study. ?
– ICT skills: this is one of the transferable skill that is important to have to work in business and first of all it is because of the process of technology development when there are many of the processes that happen in company require different ICT technologies such as computers and so on. I think that I have this skill and can use ICT technologies skills when it is required because I have to use computer to do my assignments now and as well I know how to work in different apps such as Microsoft Office and so on. This skill must be developed and I think that there are still some of the improvements that can be done and first of all it is the fact that I am not got at using other apps that I didn’t use before. It will be useful in my future career because I will face up to big amount of work that have to be in computer and this will include messaging, research, writing of reports and other activities that are used in general business environment. There will be bespoke applications that I will have to use in my fathers business and I need to know how to use it quickly. I think that I will develop this skill in the next 3 years during my study time in the university because I will have to use computers and other ICT equipment such as printers, fax and other for a long time and for a lot because of the research and course works that I will do during my studying and also I will get experience this summer when I will work in my fathers company with bespoke software packages. And also I will understand that I developed skill by getting experience of using it for a long time and because of this I am sure that checking method can be verified.

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