WRK100 – PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK Name: Professor Name:

WRK100 – PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Week 3 Assignment – Reflecting on Your Skills, Goals, and Experiences

Overview

In this assignment, you will fill in the assignment template to reflect on your values, strengths, areas of improvement, and experiences. This will prepare you for future job interviews by capturing who you are and how you’re already utilizing the 10 skills to work toward your professional.

There are three parts of this template for you to complete:

Reflect on Your Goals, Strengths, and Growth Opportunities

Share Two Experiences

Reflection

Instructions

Complete the Template: Read the instructions for each part and answer all the questions using complete sentences, in your own words. Do not copy and paste from any source.

Note: This is personal writing, so you shouldn’t need to cite anything, but if you use information from a source, be sure to cite it. To help make sure you are properly citing your sources, please review
Strayer Writing Standards.

Help Videos

Help videos have been linked in this template to assist you with completing the assignment. When you see a help button, follow the in-text link to view the content in your web browser. Begin by watching this
help video.


PART 1:
REFLECT ON YOUR GOALS, STRENGTHS, AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Watch this
help video for an overview of Part 1 of this assignment.

Instructions:
Make sure to write five or more complete sentences for each question.

1a. What are your values, motivations, or aspirations?

1b. What are some of your main personal, academic, and professional goals?

1c. What are some of your strength areas? Think about the top 2–3 skills you would advertise about yourself or consider why people come to you for help or advice.

1d. What are some areas you would like to grow and improve in?

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE ARE 2 MORE PARTS TO COMPLETE.

PART 2:
SHARE TWO EXPERIENCES

Watch this
help video for an overview of Part 2 of this assignment.

Instructions:
Stories are a great way to share your experiences with others. You can prove your skills to employers by using the Challenge, Action, Result, and Details (CARD) response to share the story of your accomplishments. Complete the CARD response for two accomplishments from work, school, volunteering, or other activities to showcase your skills and abilities.

To help you identify accomplishments from work, school, volunteering, or other activities, review the
Accomplishment Categories [PDF].

CARD response:

Challenge: Problem, goal, or requirement.

Action: Specific actions you took to resolve the challenge, solve the problem, or meet the requirement.

Result: Benefit or outcome in specific and measurable terms, including how results align to your personal, academic, or work goals.

Details: Relevant, clarifying details to provide context, such as how many, how much, how long, or how often.

Example CARD response for Experience #1:

Challenge: As a retail manager, there was a time when there was an increase in customer complaints regarding the helpfulness of staff.

Action: I used my technology skill to develop a new training program for staff, got approval from the district manager using my communication skills, and once approved implemented it with a regular review process using my initiative skill.

Result: Customer complaints decreased.

Details: After three months, complaints decreased from an average of four per week to an average of one per week.


EXPERIENCE #1

EXPERIENCE #2

CHALLENGE

2a. Briefly describe a time when you were faced with a problem at work, school, volunteering, or other personal experience.

2b. Briefly describe a time when you were faced with a problem at work, school, volunteering, or other personal experience.

ACTION

2c. What specific actions did you take and which of the 10 skills did you use to resolve or meet the challenge?

2d. What specific actions did you take and which of the 10 skills did you use to resolve or meet the challenge?

RESULT

2e. What benefit or outcome was created in specific and measurable terms, including how results align to your personal, academic, or work goals?

2f. What benefit or outcome was created in specific and measurable terms, including how results align to your personal, academic, or work goals?

DETAILS

2g. What clarifying details can provide context, such as numbers or time?

2h. What clarifying details can provide context, such as numbers or time?

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE IS 1 MORE PART TO COMPLETE.

PART 3:
REFLECTION

Watch this
help video for an overview of Part 3 of this assignment.

Instructions:
Make sure to write five or more complete sentences per question.

3a. How has reflecting on your goals, strengths, areas of growth, and experiences been valuable for you at work, home, and in your personal life?

3b. What are two ways you can build-in a regular practice of reflection that will help you reach your future goals?

3c. How have two of the 10 Skills helped you describe the experiences
you listed in Part 2?

3d. Do you feel more confident in communicating your experiences
to an employer? Briefly explain why.

GREAT JOB! YOU’VE REACHED THE END OF THE TEMPLATE!

BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR WORK FOR CLARITY, SPELLING, AND FORMATTING BEFORE SUBMITTING.

Watch this
help video for assistance with saving and submitting your completed assignment in Canvas.

Resources

10 Skills Defined:

Visit the
Strayer 10 Skills Hub for an interactive overview of all 10 Essential Employability Skills.

10 Skills Definitions (PDF).

Accomplishment Categories:

Every day, you solve problems and work through challenges that may be relevant to share when interviewing with a potential employer. For your assignment this week, begin thinking about those experiences and accomplishments related to Work or Volunteering, School, and Home. This document can help you brainstorm: 
Accomplishment Categories [PDF].

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