Week 2 – Assignment BUS340: Business Communications (CUG2018B) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

Skills Inventory and Gap Analysis
[WLO: 2] [CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 18, and Chapter 19 from your textbook; the Week 2 Weekly Lecture; Making PowerPoint Slides: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides PowerPoint presentation; the article The Challenge of Exceptional Communication; and the web page Self Assessment: Learn About Your Personality and Strengths (Links to an external site.).
In preparation for the Final Paper as well as having real-world applicability, this week’s assignment is a PowerPoint presentation that will provide you an opportunity to create a career skills inventory and associated gap analysis. Using the article The Challenge of Exceptional Communication as a guide, the goal for this assignment is to professionally present your current skills and identifiable gaps in existing skills to promote yourself as an ideal candidate for the career of your choice. The information derived from this assignment should accurately reflect your existing skills.
In your presentation,

  • Describe the skills you possess that make you an ideal candidate for your chosen career.
  • Identify any gaps in your existing skill set that an employer may require.
  • Explain how you plan on honing these gaps in your existing skill set.
  • Explain how you would effectively and persuasively communicate this gap in a manner that would still qualify you for your career choice.

The Making PowerPoint Slides: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides PowerPoint is a good resource to use for tips and guidelines for creating an effective PowerPoint presentation.
The Skills Inventory and Gap Analysis presentation

Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
 

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