Personal Development Plan


Task 1a. Create a personal profile for your CV

Spend some time reflecting on your skills, abilities and competencies.

Then create a successful personal profile for your CV that reflects these abilities.

Write your personal profile below.

Task 1b. Upload a copy of your CV to CV360

Available on the QA Careers Website

Use the CV360 function of the Careers Website to receive some feedback on your CV.

Write down 5 key pieces of advice that you received from the CV360 website and reflect on the advice you receive.








Task 2: Reflective Commentary (200 words)

Answer the following questions on this week’s sessions. You may choose to answer the questions one at a time or write in paragraphs.

Which aspect of today’s session did I find most interesting? Why?

One thing I learnt

I’m not sure about…

I might have learnt more if ….

Things I want to do now…








Task 3: Your Personal Development Plan (PDP)

You should update this section at least every two weeks and complete a total of four PDPs. You should complete two PDPs before you submit assignment 1 at the end of week 6, and two more before you submit assignment 2 at the end of week 12.

Personal Development Plan

Complete the PDP below by answering the questions fully with specific details.

1: Identify Your Development Needs

Why do you need to develop your skills?

Which area do you want to develop?

What is your specific goal?

2: Identify Your Development Options

What steps could you take to develop the new knowledge, skills and behaviours?

E.g., read more about the topic? Watch videos about the topic? Practise the

Skill every day for 30 minutes? Reorganise the way you learn?

Think about your own learning preferences and adapt the task to suit.

What might hinder your progress?

Are there any other factors to consider?

E.g., Speed: How quickly do you need to develop the knowledge, skills or behaviours identified?

3: Plan your development activities

Write down the steps you will take to accomplish your task.

What could go wrong with your plan?

Create a Plan B to achieve your goal if your original plan does not work well.

5: Apply new knowledge/ skills/ behaviours in the workplace

How will you use this new knowledge/ skill / behaviour in the workplace?

6: Review and Repeat

Reflect on how this new knowledge/ skill / behaviour helped in your professional development