Week 2 assignment – showcasing your knowledge, skills, and abilities
Now that you have been assigned a role on the team, it is your responsibility to make the Project Manager aware of the knowledge, skills, and abilities you bring.
Locate a job posting on indeed.com, glassdoor.com, monster.com, or other job boards and read the description of the position. This can be the same one you identified in the discussion for this week. What skills do they specifically call for in your area of expertise? These should sound familiar. This will give you an idea of what real employers are looking for now in your discipline.
Take some time to review previous assignments submitted during your time at Strayer or even deliverables you may have submitted while on the job during your time at Strayer, focusing specifically on the pieces that relate to your area of study. Take notes as you review to use to inform your assignment submission.
Use the provided Word Document Template to prepare a 1–3 page memo to the Project Manager showcasing the knowledge, skills, and abilities you are bringing to the team. Be sure to provide the following:
- A high-level overview of the key requirements and duties from the job you have just taken with the new company. This can be taken from the job posting you identified in the discussion for this week. The overview you provide should be consistent with what is emphasized in the job posting.
- A URL to the job posting for your position. Be sure that this is a persistent link and a current posting—not one you have used in a previous assignment. Again, this can be the same one you posted as part of the discussion for this week.
- Explanation of why you are a good fit for this project. You can expand on what you submitted in the discussion for this week. This is your opportunity to reference specific experiences that make you uniquely qualified for this role on the team. Be sure you also include an explanation of why those experiences are relevant to the position.
- A list of any certifications you have. If none, list any specific accomplishments you have achieved relevant to the project or that would demonstrate the skills that a certification might demonstrate. Be sure to include a brief explanation of why the certification or accomplishment is relevant to the job and/or your role in the project.
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