Module 5

Question: What are three pieces of professional advice that Dana Stanley gave and in 3-5 sentences explain why this piece of advice is important. The advice should have to do with professional development, leadership, self-awareness, working in the industry, skill or what it takes to be happy and successful your career. Each answer should be a minimum of three well-constructed sentences. Remember to add why the advice is important. Advice #1: Be able to shoulder stress and not take things personally A really important piece of advice Dana Stanley gave that struck a chord with me was being able to handle stress and no take it personally because of how fast paced and teamwork based this industry is. You have to be able to see things from all sides and understand decisions without getting upset and stressed. Being able to take constructive criticism without taking it personally is also a very good point, because it is hard taking criticism but you have to in this career to be better. Advice #2: Be an active and compassionate listener Another piece of advice that I really liked was the fact that you need to be an active and compassionate listener, not only as a superior but also as a beginner. Being able to comprehend where someone is coming from makes you a better coworker and supervisor because when you understand others needs and wants you can make the workplace better. While there is somethings that cannot be changed, some can for certain people because everyone deserves to have a career they love, that doesn't necessarily cater to them, but understands them. Advice #3: Network outside your current place of business The last piece of advice that inspired me was to not only network at your business, but to network with others in your career outside of your place of business. Being able to have others' advice with experiences from all sides of your career is great to expand your knowledge. On the other side of things, they can help you move up in your career and get you into another place of business. Part 2: Career Videos View the 5 career videos below. Select 2 videos that resonated the most options and for each, in 200 words and in essay form, answer the following questions. Please use additional resources as necessary to fully answer the questions.
What is this job and its responsibilities. Be specific. What skills are necessary to do this job? Explain what surprised you most about the job and why. Would this be a job that you may be interested in learning more about as a possibility for a career? Explain why or why not by telling me what you do or do not like about it. Research and Developmental Chef, Manager, Director A research and developmental chef is someone who makes new recipes to increase their flavor and nutrition for consumer consumption. While developing recipes, they need to be really careful about how things change the taste and nourishment. The job consists of gaining knowledge of ingredients, creating new recipes through experimenting, and changing ingredients for customers' wants and needs. The skills necessary for a research and developmental chef are having an understanding of culinary and science, a developed palate, being an active researcher, creative, able to work in a team, and being able to communicate. What most surprised me about this job was what truly goes into each recipe. A lot of research goes into a recipe, but they still need to be able to experiment and then have the knowledge of what they need and what they do not. Personally, I would be interested in learning more about this job for a career. What I enjoy is that they are very food based, and they need to be creative at the same time. I enjoy finding out more about food every day, so being able to research what interests me sounds great. While the science part of it I feel I would dislike this career, I truly think I would be fond of this job. Sommelier A sommelier is a wine expert who makes a wine list, recommends wine pairings to customers, and manages the wine at a place of business. A sommeliers responsibilities consists of checking their inventory, choosing which wines pair with the food for the day, recommending wine to customers, having meetings with head chef for food and wine pairings, tasting wine and food parings, buying the wine, making sure the quality matches the price, and making sure the wine that is served has not gone bad. The skills necessary to be a sommelier are experience in the wine industry, ability to make wine and food pairings, knowledge of wines and their background, understanding the process of winemaking, communication skills, and customer service skills. What surprised me most about this job was that they are part of the whole selling process of the wine. They experiment with the wine, and then share their knowledge with customers to make their experience more enjoyable. I would not be interested in this career because I enjoy more of the food portion than the beverage portion of this industry. To be a sommelier, you have to be an expert of all things wine and as someone who has never tasted wine, I could not imagine myself at this job.
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