A critical self-reflection, drawing on your experience and learning from the mock presentation during week 4 and considering the implications for your own employability in terms of strengths, weaknesses, and career-readiness. If you did not take part in the mock, please reflect on our experience from having joined the top-up programme, considering how it impacts your future employability and career-readiness. Here, consider firstly your experience during the allocation of the group and also during the preparation and actual mock presentation. What went well and less well? Why? What was your role and assigned job? How did you approach it? Did you face any issues and so on. Following, focus on the skills that you might have used or feel they were necessary to develop based on your learning and future career aspirations. Here, you should consider based on the analysis of your own strengths and weaknesses, how career-read you are and what steps you should undertake in order to improve your skills to enable you to be successful when applying for jobs. If you wish to link this with a specific industry/sector and match your skills with the required ones from this, ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​you can.

Week 4 Presentation Topic:

Graduate Labour Market of Accountants in Australia I prepare the part of challenges in this presentation. Issue we face during the preparation for this presentation – Communication ( 3 Malaysian 1 Chinese 1 British students) we tried our best to explain things to the Chinese student – Time management we started 3 days before the presentation which is a bit rush -I noticed the importance of soft skills and hard skills when doing the research. for the presentation. I studying International business, which the skills I wish to develop could be other than the accounting industry. Here’s the requirement of the presentation – What is the overall picture (eg. it is growing, shrinking, what key factors influence it and so on) – What are the demands of employers in relation to skills, qualifications, expectations etc. from new graduates? – What are the opportunities  and challenges for new graduates wishing to gain a job in this particular area? – What is your individual reflection/impression about your own prospects of finding employment in this sector (not to be included in the group presentation but will be covered separately in the worksho​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​p)