Homework Handouts for MHR 3010
This assignment is related to the topic in Ch 1 about managerial competencies and skills. It is a self-assessment of your competencies for a particular occupation upon graduation based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) from the website www.onetonline.org
The Meanings of KSAs
KSAs are the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the tasks of a job. Knowledge is the education and information used for a job and organized sets of principles and facts applying in general domains. Skills are learned proficiencies in areas and developed capacities that facilitate learning or the more rapid acquisition of knowledge. It includes basic skills, complex problem solving skills, resource management skills, social skills, system skills, and technical skills. Abilities are inherent aptitudes of a candidate and enduring attributes of the individual that influence performance. It includes cognitive abilities, physical abilities, psychomotor abilities, and sensory abilities.
How to complete this homework assignment?
The explanations for each part of the assignment are provided below. You must use the HW Template to complete this homework. The HW Writing Sample is also provided on Canvas.
1 Your Name:
Put your full name here
2 Job Title (Choose one from onetonline.org):
Choose a job title from the website www.onetonline.org , type in key words (e.g. human resources, or sales managers) under “Occupation Quick Search” on the top right of the home page, which will lead you to a list of jobs. Then you pick a job from the list that you want to pursue for your career within five years. After you go to the job page, you must click “Details” on the horizontal menu bar in order to get importance score for this occupation. Don’t make up your own job title or importance score. We do check a job title and its importance for homework.
3 Job Zone:
At the website, click “Job Zone” link on the top horizontal menu. Copy the first line under the Job Zone to your homework template, (e.g. Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed).
4 Projected Growth (2019-2029) (find info from the website):
At the website, click “Wages & Employment” link on the top horizontal menu and copy the information to your homework template, (for example, Average 3% to 4%).
5 Projected Job Openings (2019-2029) (find from the website):
Click “Wages & Employment” link and copy the number under (for example, 125,700) to your homework template.
6 Choose one item under KNOWLEDGE (not under Skills or Abilities) with a score of 60 or higher that is your strength:
Click “Knowledge” on the top horizontal menu at the website and pick one item with a score of 60 or higher. In case there is no score above 60, you can choose one of the top three scores under knowledge. This should be knowledge that you have already learned either from college courses or from your work/internship experience and that is your strength. Copy the importance score and definition to your homework template. Put the definition heading in bold, for example,
Score: 90 Definition: Economics and Accounting – Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
7 Opening statement:
Use one sentence to indicate where you obtain this knowledge you picked, and choose only one: your college courses OR your work or internship experience. Don’t talk about learning from high school courses and experience.
For example: I obtain the knowledge of economics and accounting mainly from the courses I have taken at college.
Another example: I possess solid knowledge of economics and accounting from my work experience in an accounting firm.
8 Strength Assessment (8-12 lines in one paragraph):
You need to write 8-12 lines (not 8-12 sentences) in an essay format. Choose ONE of the two options to write this section:
First option: If you learned this knowledge from college work, you first list 1-2 course titles you took and where you took; and then explains what you learned about this specific knowledge you picked. Need to address part (if not all) of the definition of the knowledge.
Second option: If you learned this knowledge from work or internship experience, you need to describe your job tasks and what you learned from your work experience about this particular knowledge you picked. Need to address part (if not all) of the definition of the knowledge.
9 List one scholarly journal’s name:
Simply list one academic and scholarly journal’s name, which is related to the knowledge or to the job you picked above, e.g. Management Review. It cannot be a magazine or newspaper such as Fortune, Forbes, Times, or Wall Street Journal. Don’t put an article title or a book name here.
10 List one association’s name in your job field:
Simply put an association name that you are in now or consider to join in the future (e.g. Lawyers Association). This association needs to relate to your job field or the knowledge you chose above. It is not a company name or industry.
11 Choose one item under SKILLS (Not under Knowledge or Abilities) with a score of 60 or higher that is your weakness:
Choose one item with a score of 60 or higher under Skills that is your weakness, and copy the importance score and definition. For example: Score: 72 Definition: Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
12 Weakness Assessment (8-12 lines in one paragraph)：
Write within 8-12 lines in one paragraph in essay format. You first need to give a specific example of this specific weakness you picked above and then discuss 1-2 reasons for your weakness.
13.1 Find an article that is related to your weakness and give complete source of the article:
You need to find an article that relates to your weakness that you picked. The article should be within five years (2017 – present). List the article title, author, year, and journal, magazine, or newspapers name. If it is from a credible website, list the website name and link. If no author or year for the article, put: author or year unknown.
13.2 What you learned from the article above to improve your weakness (5-8 lines in one paragraph):
You need to what you learned from the article above and discuss 2 to 3 ways, strategies or techniques the article suggests to improve this weakness you picked and how the suggestion fits your situation or relates to you.
14 How to Practice the skill you chose (5-8 lines in one paragraph. Must choose ONE setting for practice: current or future work or internship or student club):
You need to choose ONE settings only: current or future work or internship setting, OR a student organization that you belong to currently or you plan to join in the future. Then explain what activities, or projects, or tasks you can do in that setting to practice this skill you picked, and who will give you feedback on your progress to improve this skill.
Format Requirements for Homework Assignment
· No cover page and turn in online on time.
· Use all headings in the HW Template in bold. Your writing is not in bold.
· Keep your writing length within the range of lines or paragraph.
· For each paragraph of essay writing, start each paragraph in a new line and don’t indent.
· Double spacing and 1 inch margin all around.
· Times New Roman font size 12.
· No bullet points and not in all capital letter.
· Writing problem or grammar errors.
· Tips: Quality of your writing is very important. Think clearly and write concisely. Your writing should be sharply focused and right to the point.