To have an overview of my personality and to look for the best environment for my future career, these are the areas that I need to assess carefully before making my career plan. The eight factors above can be grouped into three main types: personality type, occupational interests, skill and personal values. A thorough understanding of these factors will picture myself clearly enough to know what is the most important factor in deciding my occupational fit.
In preparation for this, I took several psychometric tests, including Verbal Reasoning's and Numerical Tests, Emotional Reasoning Test; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and Strong Interest Inventory. Strong Interest Inventory is an online questionnaire that is used to generate individual's occupational interest, by comparing one's interest with workers from over other 100 careers with various interest scale. The result was as I expected, I am fitted with jobs in the back office, which will be proved further by the Myers Brigg Test. The Verbal Reasoning assess one's English communication skill in the written form, his/her understanding of the text as well as ability to extract the underlying meaning in an understandable format to others. The result of 60% suggests that I am adequate of meeting the communication requirements for any analytical role, to understand and interpret reports and to convey information to others.
The result of Numerical Test is also above average, which is 76%. This means I have good numerical ability and can process data. The test of Emotional Reasoning measures the ability to identify what emotions people are feeling in a situation as well as his/her ability to predict one's emotional response. This is extremely helpful in building a good relationship with others. Unfortunately, my Emotional Reasoning test result is not that good compared to the other two test above. The result of 42% indicates that I can sometimes identify emotions in others but unable to predict their future emotions. Although it does not mean that I am unable to communicate with other, I am just insensitive to others' feelings.
[...] to anyone concerned while still cost effective expertise. Internet is an absolute source besides other normal on-ground ones that banks need to strongly invest in order to most efficiently communicate with customers and sell its products. Future prospects The graduate recruitment scheme in Financial Services industry seems to operate in a routine. The recent economic crisis also does not appear to affect its routine severely. Although there are job-cuts in many accounting firms and banks, many financial service organisation view the newly come talent as their future successful managers, that is why normally banks or any other organization keep the recruitment scheme on a yearly basis. [...]
[...] G-RESEARCH G-Research produces quantitative investment research, software and IT systems for use in investment management. It focuses on developing technical solutions in combining technology and trading. Overview: Location: Central London Number of employees: 200+ Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 13 G-Research regards software development as one of its core business strategy therefore business need can be fulfilled with a specific software group. In order to ensuring that the firm business technology would excel its rivals, the position of Software Developer is strictly chosen through the criteria of passing technical challenges and quickly adapting to new technologies ability. [...]
[...] It also supports banks in making appropriate management decisions. However, my enthusiasm for the IS industry still remains unchanged. Consequently, I have chosen to start up my career with two sectors, which are IS industry and Financial Services. To have more insights on the two industries, I have carried out some research on its detail and future prospects. IT and IS industry Number of graduates recruited in the IT sector is accelerating quickly and outperformed the market. While all sectors' average is- which means the general trend of the market is decreasing, graduates recruited in IT sector has risen by 34%. [...]
[...] Creating a place where our employees can learn, grow, and be fulfilled in their work. Making better workplace for communities, therefore optimizing the long term return to our shareholders. BB&T is aware of ethical behavior. It well respect and appreciate its workers, who are not limited to " race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, bankruptcy, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by law". The vision "Best of the Best" is achieved by hiring and retaining outstanding employees. [...]
[...] However, G-Research's view is different from the other two companies, and based mostly on research activities rather than deal with clients. Maybe that is the reason why its concept is different from the other two. Case 1. BB&T BB&T is the US's 10th largest financial holding company, specializing in providing financial services, including banking, insurance, investment and other financial solutions. There are more than 30,000 associates of BB&T in the US in over 1800 locations. Values: BB&T believes that employees are our most valuable asset. [...]
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