Transition Making in Hospitality
Currently I am working as a housekeeper,so please use those workplace to make this reflective journal.
Part D – Transition Making
Welcome to this exciting subject that is all about you and your career path.
Recent research has revealed that the Hospitality and Tourism Industry wants experienced graduates. This industry wants graduates who can also think critically and reflectively, who know their strengths and can use them effectively in the workplace. It is also important to become aware of your ‘areas for improvement’ also known as ‘areas for growth’ and to work toward improving these skills. Knowing and embracing your character strengths and skills and using them in your career can lead to rewarding outcomes. Take the VIA Character Strengths Survey now https://www.viacharacter.org/www/The-Survey.
It is for these reasons that you are required to complete a reflective journal.
This assessment will require you to do research. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and look at academic journal articles. We want you to see what options are out there for you. Pretend you are a graduate looking for a job. Reflect on you job hunting experience for your WIL program. This assessment is aimed to get you thinking about your career path.
Show what you know about general trends for degree graduates and then opportunities for graduates in Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary, Events, etc. Have a look at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Grattan Institute. Eg; What are the likely career earnings for graduates vs non graduates? What about life satisfaction? Opportunities for promotion? Is the service sector growing? If so in what way? What does that mean for graduate jobs?
Whilst this assessment requires some research, please remember it is still a Reflective Journal and we want to know what YOU think and how your findings impact YOU.
In terms of the topic breakdown, here are some tips.
Demonstrate understanding of effective opportunity-search strategies;
Apply understanding of recruitment/selection methods to applications;
Demonstrate ability to use relevant vacancy information, including ways of accessing unadvertised vacancies;
Identify challenges and obstacles to success in obtaining suitable opportunities and strategies for addressing them;
Demonstrate capacity to vary self-presentation to meet requirements of specific opportunities; and
Demonstrate ability to present oneself effectively in selection interviews and other selection processes
General An unsatisfactory attempt at the reflective journal.
Less than 14 Topics from Dot’s Career Development framework (Smith et al 2009) have been covered.
Word count more than 20% +/-
Originality score above 20%
Originality match/s above 6% to one source
Reflective Diary parts A, B, C and/or D not submitted within requested timeframe.
A satisfactory attempt at the reflective journal.
A minimum of 14 Topics from Dot’s Career Development framework (Smith et al 2009) have been covered.
Word count under 20% +/-
Originality score equal to or below 20%
Originality match/s equal to or below 6% to one source
Reflective Diary parts A, B, C and/or D
submitted within requested timeframe.