analyses the current employment opportunities in your chosen career and field of professional practice

You are required to write a 2000 word report which analyses the current employment opportunities in your chosen career and field of professional practice. Within this assignment you will demonstrate your ability to:

Synthesise information from a range of sources

This means we expect to see different sources used including: text books, journals, statistics, websites, newspaper articles, professional bodies etc. You need to show that you are not simply describing research or statistics but that you are analysing and applying this information to your own personal career aspirations.

Assessment Criteria

You need to cover each of the four sections listed below. Try to balance your word count equally between the four main sections.

A critical analysis of current labour market trends (25%)

In this section you analyse current research relating to the labour market. You should analyse the labour market in which you wish to work. For example labour market trends in the UK or a particular region, or another country. You may want to include an analysis of trends in your chosen profession.

An evaluation of the impact of external factors influencing work and career patterns (25%)

In this section you analyse external factors , you can use an anlysis model such as PEST or PESTLE to guide you in relation to external factors.

An analysis of advertising, recruitment and selection methods related to your chosen career (20%)

In this section you analyse current trends for your chosen career path. How are jobs advertised, typically what kinds of recruitment and selection practices are commonly used within your chosen sector.

Analysis of relevant professional standards and competences (including behaviours) (20%)

In this section you analyse and synthesise sources of information to determine the standards and behaviours which are required in your chosen career. This information can be found in job adverts, professional body websites and publications, journals, books etc.


Your report must be submitted in the standard business report format. References and citations must follow the standard Harvard Referencing Guide (guidance available on NILE for both of these).