Reassessmentof job satisfaction: Sue Pearson(PR Dept.)
This report sets out to use Workset colours to assess the accuracy of myjob description as PR officer and to suggest a number of changes.
It is clear that there is a difference between the way the company viewsthe job and the reality as I perceive it. Firstly, a number of areas whichdemand a significant proportion of my time are not mentioned in the officialjob brief. The segment on the pie chart which provides most cause for concernis the pink sector; this relates to my attendance at a number of meetings whichI can contribute little. Another significant area is the grey segment; thisrefers to the unscheduled time I spend sorting out computer problems. I feelthese activities are hampering my core work. As can be seen from the piecharts, the time I spend actively working to meet the goals agreed with my linemanager is less than envisaged.
The above discrepancies clearly indicate that my current job brief isinaccurate.
I would recommend that my official job brief should be updated using theWorkset colours. It would also be valuable to consider the proportion ofnon-core colours in the pie chart and to investigate whether work in theseareas could be carried out by someone else more suited to these tasks.
The headhunting process
Sample answer: (234words)
Dear Mr Jacobs
I am writing to apply to the position of Sales Adviser for the North East Region which was advertised in Herald International yesterday.
Although I am currently working in the Marketing Department of a large multinational, I would appreciate to work for a rapidly expanding young company such as yours.
As you can see from my enclosed CV, I obtained an honours degree in Sales and Marketing from Nottingham University in 1994. I thoroughly enjoyed the six months I spent in working in Boots plc as pert of the course. During this time I gained invaluable insights into the nature of sales. After leaving university I initially spent time working for a small local firm before finding my current job and I feel that I am more suited to the dynamics and varied demands of a smaller firm.
Not only has my experience familiarised me with the challenges faced by the industry today but, having been brought up in the north east, I know the region, its problems and its undoubted potential. As a result, I feel that I would be able to relate to your customers on both a professional and a personal level.
I am available for interview from 15 September and would be pleased to discuss my CV in more detail then,
I look forward to hearing from you.
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