Personal Development Plan Employability Skills/Attitudes: 1. Business and client awareness: Understanding how a business works and the industry that it is in. Understanding a client’s business, their industry and their needs in order to provide client satisfaction. 2. Problem solving: Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions. 3. Communication skills: Communicating in a clear, structured and concise manner. Using words that are targeted to the audience. Listening and asking questions when appropriate. 4. Application of numeracy: An ability to use maths in a practical context e.g. calculating how much compensation a client may receive. 5. Application of IT: An ability to use IT skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, the internet and legal databases. 6. Team work: Working with others as part of a team and demonstrating the ability to listen, communicate, be pro-active and treat other team members with respect. 7. Self-management: Managing and organising your time by planning work to meet a deadline. 8. Enterprise: Being innovative, creative and using initiative. 9. Can-do approach: Developing a positive attitude including participation and contributing to group discussions and a desire to achieve results. Section 1: With reference to the employability skills and attitudes listed on page 1, which four key employability skills/attitudes will you need in order to be successful in your chosen career after university? For each skill/attitude that you identify, explain in detail why you will need this skill/attitude with reference to specific tasks and responsibilities you expect to carry out in this career. SECTION 2: For each employability skill/ attitude listed below, provide one example of how you have demonstrated the employability skill/attitude. Your examples may come from a variety of contexts such as work, hobby, pro-bono, society or academic. Your examples can be a positive or negative experience in demonstrating the employability skills/attitudes. Section 3: Explain why reflection is important and critically reflect on three of your experiences described in section 2. SECTION 4: How can you improve on your employability skills/attitudes in order to be successful in securing a job after university? SECTION 5: Set yourself five goals to help you to enter into your chosen career.