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1 Professional Identity & Career Action Plan Assignment Arshdeep Basraon 1183080 PART 1: WHAT I HAVE NOW Answer the following questions to summarize what you have learned about yourself in the activities you completed in Unit 02. (8 marks, 4 per question) 1. Using this chart, identify your top attributes in each section. Then map out 2 connections between aspects of your career identity. Skills Personality Traits Knowledge Areas Values Interests Attitudes 1. Digital Literacy 2. Critical Thinking 3. Problem Solving 4. Strength Training 5. Communication Skills 1. Conscientiousness 2. Extraversion 3. Open-mindedness 4. Agreeableness 5. Negative Emotionality 1. Digital and technical Knowledge 2. Business and Financial Knowledge 3. Cultural and Civic Knowledge 4. Mathematical Knowledge 5. Scientific Knowledge 1. Independence 2. Achievement 3. Working Conditions 1. Realistic 2. Social 3. Investigative 1. Persistence 3. Curiosity 3. Adaptability Example: Personality trait: curious Knowledge: Interest Area: research methods Investigative Personality Trait: Extraversion Knowledge Area: Interest: Digital and Civic Investigative Skills: Strength Training Attitudes: Knowledge: Persistence Cultural and Civic
2 2. Summarize the information above in a statement about yourself , answering the question "Who am I?" (approx. 350 words) I've gained a lot of insight into myself, who I am today and who I aspire to be thanks to the surveys and worksheets. I've been able to pinpoint my hobbies, weaknesses, and talents through self-discovery, which has helped me match my professional choices with my skills. I was able to better grasp my personality qualities across five important dimensions thanks to the Big-Five Inventory evaluation, for instance. My confidence in making wise job decisions and establishing worthwhile goals has increased as a result of assessing my personality attributes. My goal is to get a career in law enforcement as a police officer, and learning that I scored low on the negative emotionality scale made me even more determined to do so. Police officers frequently deal with stressful situations and are required to maintain cool under duress, but after this evaluation, I now feel confident in my ability to do so. Not only that, but I've also identified key skill sets and character attributes required for a job in law enforcement. I've also learned to understand the value of abilities like critical thinking, digital literacy, and problem-solving. My increased self-awareness has motivated me to actively work on improving my adaptability, openness, and conscientiousness, which are essential qualities in the profession of law enforcement. PART 2: WHAT I NEED For each of the following prompts write a brief summary of what you have learned from Units 1-3. Answers are not restricted by length but will be evaluated based on the demonstration of critical thinking and in-depth reflection of the course content and yourself. (20 marks, 4 per question) 1. I'm interested in working in/on .... As a police officer, I'm interested in working in the legal system. I was able to learn more about what it means to be a police officer and some of their primary duties in Unit 01 through the Connect and Explore exercise. Police officers are devoted professionals tasked with maintaining peace and order in the nation's various neighborhoods. They work for a variety of law enforcement organizations, including local police departments, state and federal law enforcement, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). By monitoring neighborhoods, responding to crises, conducting investigations, and upholding the law, these officers play a critical part in preserving public safety. They are responsible for a variety of tasks, including community involvement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and crisis intervention. Police officers are essential defenders of our society, working nonstop to make all residents' surroundings safer. 2. From my research, I believe that these career paths will require the following employability attributes.... My thorough research to work as a police officer has led me to identify many essential employability qualities that are essential to succeeding in this line of work. The most important of these is emotional intelligence because it is necessary for police officers to communicate successfully with people from various backgrounds and deal with emotionally sensitive situations frequently. Equally important is the capacity to remain calm under
3 pressure, which helps officers to make defensible choices in high-stress situations. Additionally, problem-solving abilities are essential because police frequently encounter challenging situations that call for quick and efficient solutions. In order to ensure that officers uphold the greatest levels of integrity while acting within the letter and spirit of the law, it is essential that they have a thorough understanding of legal and ethical concepts. Strong communication abilities are also essential for creating a sense of community and peacefully resolving issues. Finally, the function of a police officer is founded on an uncompromising dedication to public service and the welfare of the community, making moral principles like empathy, compassion, and a commitment to social justice fundamental to this line of work. These qualities, along with a thorough understanding of law enforcement practices and community-oriented policing, will not only help me succeed as a police officer but also positively affect the security and well-being of the neighborhood I serve. 3. The future world of work will require ... A versatile range of talents, adaptability, and a forward-looking perspective will surely be necessary in the workplace of the future, including the profession of law enforcement. Automation and technological progress are two important factors influencing the changing environment. While automation can make some policing jobs, like data analysis and record keeping, more efficient, it will also highlight the need for police officers to be digitally literate in order to successfully use and manage developing technology. Additionally, the constantly changing nature of criminal activities and dangers necessitates a dedication to lifelong learning and staying current with the best practices in law enforcement. Building trust among varied communities will be key to developing cooperation and preserving public safety, therefore interpersonal skills and community involvement will continue to be crucial. Given the growing emphasis on community-oriented policing and the need to address numerous socioeconomic concerns, the future of policing will necessitate a higher emphasis on empathy and cultural competency. In addition, it will be crucial for law enforcement professionals to be able to make wise decisions in increasingly complicated circumstances, thus they must be able to handle difficult legal and ethical challenges. Success in the ever-changing field of law enforcement will ultimately depend on a combination of traditional policing abilities, technological adaptation, and a strong commitment to community well-being. 4. Therefore, to succeed in the future, I believe that I'll need to develop.... I may actively work on acquiring the fundamental abilities necessary for my line of work as I pursue becoming a police officer by combining formal education, real-world experience, and self-improvement initiatives. I can take pertinent courses in law enforcement, criminal justice, and the legal system to improve my knowledge in these fields and build a solid foundation. Additionally, it's important to keep up with technological advancements and digital literacy, and I can register in technology-related courses to broaden my expertise. Practice is the key to mastering crucial qualities including communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. While regularly practicing critical thinking activities and finding out other perspectives helps encourage analytical thinking and creativity, joining community organizations or doing volunteer work can help me develop my interpersonal skills. Finally, developing desirable traits like flexibility and self-awareness can entail actively seeking opportunities to accept change and shoulder responsibility. This can be done by actively seeking input from peers and mentors, reflecting on oneself, and engaging in self-reflection. In order to meet the changing needs of the profession, I've made a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement along the way to becoming a police officer.
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