: Career Portfolio Part 3
1. TITLE PAGE
Ensure the assessment title, along with your full name, student number, and tutor’s name are on the first page.
2. JOB EXPERIENCE SCENARIO AND QUESTIONS
• Include your 1000-word hypothetical scenario/story about job experience in the workplace. Select one or more typical workplace experiences an employee might have.
These issue could be related to breach of psychological contract, person-job/organisation fit, or performance review/management. Develop a hypothetical scenario
demonstrating the complexity of this workplace issue for a fictional employee. Your hypothetical story or scenario may integrate more than one issue (e.g.,
psychological contract and person-job/organisation fit).
• Write in the form of a hypothetical story or scenario (hereafter referred to as ‘scenario’; See Assessment Resources section of Moodle for examples).
• Your scenario must be relevant to a workplace/employment context.
• You must draw on academic and practitioner research related to issues that typically arise in an employee’s experience in the workplace; e.g., performance issues,
breach of psychological contract, etc. Thus, your scenario must be evidence-based (informed by your research).
• You should include 2-3 questions at the end of your scenario for a reader to be able to analyse your scenario and learn from it. You don’t need to answer these
• You should include a reference list (APA format, see Q Manual) demonstrating the research underpinning your scenario. You don’t need to cite these sources in the
body of your scenario, because it should read like a story/scenario. In other words, there’s no need for in-text citations but you should include a reference list
indicating your research in developing the scenario.
• This entire section should be approximately 1000 words (+/- 10%). The reference list is not included in word count.
3. RESPONSE TO 360-DEGREE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK
• Include your completed 360 Peer Evaluation form (Week 8 workshop).
• Include your completed Self Evaluation form (Week 8 post-class activity).
• Include your reflective response to your 360-degree performance feedback, integrating your self- and peer-evaluations. Your response should demonstrate your
understanding, analysis, and reflections in relation to your performance areas for development. Specifically, you should address the following points in your
1. What did you learn about yourself in terms of your performance strengths and gaps (‘gap’ refers to the difference between your current
level of performance and the level at which you should or want to perform)? Consider consistencies and/or inconsistencies between your self- and peer-evaluations in
your response. (250 words)
2. What are some likely root causes of the performance gaps you identified? Consider both personal and environmental causes (see self-serving bias)? (250 words)
3. What are your specific areas for development? Specifically, clarify the relevant knowledge, skills, and behaviours you would like to develop. Consider both
strength-based development (building a strength) and gap-based development (shortening a gap), in the context of your career goals. That is, not all performance
strengths and gaps need to be addressed, so you should explain why the particular area you’re addressing is critical to helping you achieve your career goals. (250
• You are expected to integrate research evidence from at least 2-3 academic and/or practitioner articles in your reflective response.
• Please use APA referencing style and include a reference list (see Q Manual).
• This entire section should be approximately 750 words (+/- 10%).
4. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ANALYSIS
• Complete and include ‘The Learning Model Instrument’ (Week 9 pre-class activity) and the ‘Honey & Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire’ (Week 9 post-class
activity). You only need to include the score sheets from these activities.
• Include your analysis for performance improvement based on your learning orientation. Your response should demonstrate your understanding of your learning
orientation, which should underpin your performance improvement plan. Specifically, you should address the following points in your analysis:
1. What did you learn about your learning orientation, integrating the results of ‘The Learning Model Instrument’ (Week 9 pre-class activity) and the ‘Honey & Mumford
Learning Styles Questionnaire’ (Week 9 post-class activity)? In addition, how does this learning relate to your personal experiences and existing beliefs in relation
to your learning orientation? (i.e., does it contradict or reaffirm your experiences and beliefs?). (250 words)
2. What are your specific performance improvement goals? Look back to the areas for development you identified in response to Question 3 (Section 3), and develop
specific performance improvement goals for each of those areas. The SMART criteria (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) provide a useful
framework for effective goal setting. You can present this section in a table if you wish. (250 words)
3. What development activities will enable you to achieve your performance improvement goals? Focus on development activities that are experience-based and/or
relationship-based, and which align with your performance improvement goals and learning orientation. That is, you should also justify your choice of development
activities based on your learning orientation. (250 words).
• You are expected to integrate research evidence from at least 2-3 academic and/or practitioner articles in your analysis.
• Please use APA referencing style and include a reference list (see Q Manual)
• This entire section should be approximately 750 words (+/- 10%)