Career clarity is a common thought, that comes to everyone’s mind, whom so ever is targeting an aim to become something or to reach a certain point. It all aims at three major points.
1 Analytical Skills
Analytical skills are the abilities that allow you to collect, organize, visualize and assimilate data.
Analytical thinking is the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively. It involves a methodical step-by-step approach to thinking that allows you to break down complex problems into single and manageable components.
It is the ability to recognize underlying issues or problems based on trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships between datasets. And organize and integrate all the pieces in a way that will provide you with insights and ideas that can be used to draw appropriate conclusions. This in turn will lay down the foundations for potential solutions to the problem or problems you are facing.
How to Improve :
Are you often surprised to find out how a person is acting after talking to him or her? Are you often asking questions, and then thinking "This is quite obvious in retrospect"? Are you having the feeling that you're missing out on details? Pay more attention to the little details. Simple human habits or choice of words in an article can tell you a lot about the person behind it.
1. Take all the time you need to observe. Don't make quick conclusions. It will come more naturally after time.
2. Go for a walk in the park and pay attention to what's happening around you. If you see a dog, observe what it's doing. Ask yourself why it is doing that. Even if it is a simple action. If it is running to fetch a ball or stick, is it doing this for fun? What about hunting instincts? Is it showing loyalty to its owner by doing that? Is the dog looking motivated, or lazy? Why might it be motivated or lazy? Take a look at the owner, his or her appearance.
Here the surrounding composed of the market he/she lives in, the society, etc. Depending upon the area of expertise, makes it easy to define. But captivating into a common platform. The most important point is analytical skills. Here it clearly denotes, to the area your into and when broken up into smaller and smaller parts, it becomes easy to understand and gives a clear image as to how to synchronize things. Analyzing the aim keeping in mind the criteria is the first foot forward. Taking into consideration the pattern which you are to follow is also important. To prepare a profile means the person who doesn’t know you are and it's for him to get an idea as to what you are capable of. Now very important is to know what you are capable of. This in short can be done in a few meaningful words. Your personal information tells about your bringing up and personality. The school you come from and the college you have attended also speaks a lot about you. The personal part is not very important but it has to be given equal attention. It denotes the behavior of a person and has to gel with that of the organization. It would be a bit of an understatement to say that analytical skills are the same as research or problem-solving skills.
Analytical skills consist of a set of abilities. That's why we’re talking about skills, not a single skill. They can be treated as an umbrella term for a set consisting of such skills as:
- Data mining
- Data and metrics interpreting
These are some of the basic skills one should have. These are basic requirements other than your qualification and experience. The skill should be placed after the personal information. i.e. name, age, marital status, address, etc. Because after knowing your personal detail the next step should lead the way to your capabilities, and skills. It should be you, the one to lead the way for the person who is to go through your profile.
2 Decision Making Skills.
This skill speaks of a managerial position or somewhat near that position. Decision making comes with experience. Right from the time you have handled responsibility it starts. Now the skill has no certificate for the level of decision making. The job responsibility handled and the power of work or handling work in the form of, maybe the number of staff under you, getting work done, and the additional benefit done by you is given importance. Decision making comes into various types of jobs taken up. In college, the responsibility of taking the onus of an event, activity, etc. is very important. It shows your capability of handling that event or activity. Decision making is the power and capacity to do a certain job. To handle it well is to have major decision making skill.
This shows you are now capable of handling an organization or a part of that organization. Decision-making skills differ from person to person organizational heads, institutional heads, state heads, country heads, etc. Now it is clear that a person should have the capability of doing things, and that means, what about a fresher. He also has to show, during his studies what he has done and achieved. So when you pen down your skills make sure you have an example or certificate to show. It will prove your worth and the level of decision-making skills you have. This is vital cause it talks about your worth.
1. Not Enough Information
If you do not have enough information, it can feel like you are making a decision without any basis.
Take some time to gather the necessary data to inform your decision, even if the timescale is very tight. If necessary, prioritize your information-gathering by identifying which information will be most important to you.
2. Too Much Information
The opposite problem, but one that is seen surprisingly often: having so much conflicting information that it is impossible to see ‘the wood for the trees’.
This is sometimes called analysis paralysis and is also used as a tactic to delay organizational decision-making, with those involved demanding ever more information before they can decide.
This problem can often be resolved by getting everyone together to decide what information is really important and why, and by setting a clear timescale for decision-making, including an information-gathering stage.
3. Too Many People
Making decisions by committee is difficult. Everyone has their own views and their own values. And while it’s important to know what these views are, and why and how they are important, it may be essential for one person to take responsibility for making a decision. Sometimes, any decision is better than none.
4. Vested Interests
Decision-making processes often founder under the weight of vested interests. These vested interests are often not overtly expressed but maybe a crucial blockage. Because they are not overtly expressed, it is hard to identify them clearly, and therefore address them, but it can sometimes be possible to do so by exploring them with someone outside the process, but in a similar position.
It can also help to explore the rational/intuitive aspects with all stakeholders, usually with an external facilitator to support the process.
5. Emotional Attachments
People are often very attached to the status quo. Decisions tend to involve the prospect of change, which many people find difficult.
6. No Emotional Attachment
Sometimes it’s difficult to make a decision because you just don’t care one way or the other. In this case, a structured decision-making process can often help by identifying some very real pros and cons of particular actions, that perhaps you hadn’t thought about before.
Many of these issues can be overcome by using a structured decision-making process.
3 Monitoring Skills.
Monitoring is just looking over or after something is done or being done. It suits a person with a lot of skills and the best way to put it is showing the work done and responsibility is yours. The work may be done by someone else but you take the credit because you were monitoring it. Getting work done the right way is a skill.
- Expanded the Dealer Network.
- Handled the Institutional - sector
- Tie-ups with Institutions and Corporate.
- Coordinated of the Agent and sub-agents Network
- Organized major events through Sponsorship
- Opened unconventional outlets to enhance sales.
- Organized Publicity Promotion Activities
- Responsible for increasing the sales of the companies’ products
- Gained mind space through, events, displays, competitive activities, etc.
The above are some examples of monitoring. The first point clearly denotes that you personally did not expand the market. Your strategies did. Handling a sector is just making sure a sector of the market is going the way you planned, coordinating, organizing events, etc. are all showing your capabilities of handling a certain job and you’re capable of handling the area given. If you’re into a machine shop it would be a bit different like the production on time, increase in production, the amount of manpower used, etc. All a company wants to you do, is to prove you’re fit for the job. So monitoring skills is the most and important skill to notify your complete personality. It shows that a person is capable of handling things and it is also seen in the way you present yourself because the habit of getting work done molds your personality.
At the program level, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically and measure the effectiveness of programs. It helps determine exactly when a program is on track and when changes may be needed. Monitoring and evaluation form the basis for modification of interventions and assessing the quality of activities being conducted.
Monitoring and evaluation can be used to demonstrate that program efforts have had a measurable impact on expected outcomes and have been implemented effectively. It is essential in helping managers, planners, implementers, policymakers, and donors acquire the information and understanding they need to make informed decisions about program operations.
Monitoring and evaluation help with identifying the most valuable and efficient use of resources. It is critical for developing objective conclusions regarding the extent to which programs can be judged a “success”. Monitoring and evaluation together provide the necessary data to guide strategic planning, to design and implement programs and projects, and to allocate and re-allocate resources in better ways.
There are various types of monitoring depending on the area of interest you are into. For all monitoring purposes, there are some major tasks to be completed. Some of them are the work to begin, the finishing, and the end goal. Thus monitoring reasons are many but to be focused is to complete a task to attain a goal. To the workers the goal is just to e.g. Do a certain part of the work, that might be coupling up a machine, etc. Now just to fix the nuts and bolts also is another group of people’s task. Which is complete now to watch over these groups completing their tasks is a senior person’s job. Who in turn reports to the top. The work done is by someone else but the credit goes to someone else. On the border, the army fights but the colonel of the group gets the credit. Thus in a profile building to show where you have taken credit is more important than who has done the job. In the case of a person who is a fresher. His profile should fit the learning stage where there is a lot of work for his capability. His capability can be told by his performance in a team game where he was the captain of the team. Now, being a captain is a strain on the head as to win the game is a major task. By hook or by crook. This means the right way or the wrong way. The result has to be a win. That is the person the organization is looking for. Then a performer with an outstanding record, an organizer at the study level, etc. Thus to check on monitoring there are major and many ways to reach there. To show your performance is important.