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Applied Business Studies Unit 7: Career Planning

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Unit 7 Career Planning - Double Applied Business As Level Introduction For this piece of coursework I am looking at the Events Industry, as this is the industry I wish to have a career in. Most likely working as an Event Manager. During the course of this piece of work I will look at the types of jobs available and the different routes to get to them. The Events industry is relatively small in terms of job availability, as using Event planners is not common practice for most people when holding a party or event, although this is on the rise. The industry first started as small departments within big corporations that would plan the company events, as well as companies that would organise product lunch parties. Gradually the industry began to grow to include private parties and wedding planners. Now the industry is steadily growing despite the recession (at a rate of approximately 2% a year and is forecasted to keep growing until at least 2011). This is due to the rise in number of people requiring the services of Event Managers. There are 3 main types of Event organisers; * Firstly Event co-ordinators that work for a hotels or holiday resorts. Normally the event co-ordinator would have their own department and/or team dedicated to liaising with people holding events at their venues and ensuring the smooth running of the event from the employer's point of view. For example Butlins not only has its own internal department that organises all the company Events at head office, but also they have a small department at each resort that co-ordinates all the events held on resort. Another example of this would be Kenwick Park Hotel, they have their own event co-ordinator on staff whose job it will be to make sure that all services provided for event held by customers at there hotel are carried out to the high standards and that any problems are solved quickly and efficiently. ...read more.


Next I have budgeted �300 over two years to cover the cost of my UCAS application as well as visits to my chosen universities. The budget covers travel costs and single night accommodation in a B&B. Bills for this year will be 0 as I am living at home. Rent for this year is 0 as I do not have to pay my parents rent until I finish full time further education. I have no tuition fees for this year. I have included �30 exam fees to cover resits during the course of this year. I have budgeted �50 for revision materials and courses to cover revision guides and materials such as note pads and cue card to aid my revision. I have estimated that my yearly amount spent on socialising is �2000, this 40 night out/parties/activities @ �50 each. My personal travelling costs for this year will be �600; �400 of this is travelling to and from my dad's house. The other �200 is spent on travelling to and from social Events, shopping trips, visiting relatives and any other activity I do, whether it be on public transport, taxis or by paying friends petrol money to drive me. During this year I will have approximately �467 in motoring expensive. This covers another 10 lesson at �40 (for 2 hours), and my practical test at �67. I will have no car costs this year. I have budgeted �200 for special Event like prom, this is based on the cost of car hire, dress shoes, hair makeup and ticket price to Event. I have budgeted �300 for holidays this year, I plan on visiting my sister in Spain, �130 for return flights to Spain and �170 for spending money and food. I will stay rent-free. I will have no loan repayment this year. Year Two Inflows Year two inflows are identical to year one. Outflows Year two outflows are the same as year one with the exception of: Socialising will be reduced as I plan to spend fewer nights out as I will spend more time preparing for my final exams. ...read more.


Agreeableness Most people want to be able to get on with others but to some it is the most important thing in the world, whilst others are quite happy to upset someone else if it means that things get done. Your answers suggest that you can be firm with people when you need to be but that getting on with others is still important to you. Like most people you would rather avoid conflict but are not prepared to put up with being treated badly by others. Conscientiousness Some people like everything to be well planned, tidy and organised, whilst others prefer to deal with things as they come up and appear to work in absolute chaos. Your answers suggest that you don't like having things too structured or being tied down and you can cope quite well without having to have everything organised. This may make it hard to find things at times or for colleagues to know where you are or what you are doing, but you probably find coping with the unexpected (the things your colleagues didn't plan for!) easier than many. This questionnaire can't tell you exactly what you are like; it doesn't go into enough detail and only helps you ask questions about the way you behave and make decisions in your occupation. Don't rely on it to tell you what your personality is like but use it to think about the different ways that people go about doing things. Read each description; ask yourself if it sounds like you (and it may not!) Am Am Not Combination Careers Test Results This questionnaire is designed to get you thinking about the sort of jobs that might suit your style. John Holland's model of vocational choice suggests that people with particular interests and styles tend to favour certain types of jobs. Holland described six main types of person: * Realistic * Conventional * Social * Enterprising * Artistic * Investigative Knowing the types you most (and least) fit can help you think about the types of role that may suit you. ...read more.

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