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SPO036-2 Work Experience and Dissertation Preparation
Assignment 1: Portfolio
Friday 18th March 2011
Word Count- 1565 (excluding appendices)

‘I declare that this work is my own work and should this declaration be found to be untrue I acknowledge that I may be guilty of committing an academic offence.’

Work Experience & Dissertation Preparation Portfolio

Introduction
When I first came to university my intention was to be a secondary school PE teacher, however, once I had experienced all the units I was studying I decided that this was not the route that I wanted to take. From this I decided that working in the sport and exercise profession would be more suitable. The reason for this is due to me thoroughly enjoying exercise physiology and the different adaptations that occur during exercise. Another career path that I would like to pursue is working for the NHS (National Health Service) in health & fitness assessment.

Main Report
The main report of this portfolio contains materials that are involved in the realm of employability. The first of these documents will be my CV (Curriculum Vitae). This is a document that details the qualifications that I have and the work experience I have obtained. This can be seen in Appendix 1. A CV is one of the most important parts of the application stage of a job. The CV acts to advertise actual potential and potential ability to the employer (Kumar, 2007). The material on the following page is my personal SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis analyses a persons Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT). Through this process of self-reflection Bloch & Bates (1995) state that it helps a person to think about what type of future they want and how they can achieve this.

SWOT Analysis

Strengths Weaknesses
- Perceptive - Easily Distracted
- Instinctive - Don’t work to full potential at times
- Intelligent - I tend to moan a lot
- Good listener - Can’t take...

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