Most Important Thing I’ve Learned This Term

I really did enjoy this MGMT 548 class this term and when looking for classes to take for this spring term I felt it would be very beneficial for me moving forward. Over the course of the term many things stood out but a couple things that I learned I felt were important and will positively impact me in the future. These couple of things include discrimination laws and regulations as well as recruitment goals and methodology.

As for key laws and regulations for discrimination it is good to know for myself in the application and interviewing process to make sure I am treated fair. But also to make sure in the future if I am looking to hire people I don’t break any of the rules in my place my self whether I am trying to or not. First now really knowing and understanding the Civil Rights Act, and Title VII as some of the basics of the laws and regulations is important. Also very big thing is knowing the protected classes which is the groups of people who have suffered discrimination in the past and who are given special protection. As prior to this course I knew some about these laws and regulation but not as much as I should and didn’t ever really learn about this type of material until my last term of college. It is needed to be known moving forward.

The other thing in class that I learned that I feel I really benefited from was recruitment goals and methodology from organizations. This might not seem like a big deal but being able to understand and learn how a company looks to hire its employees can be beneficial. As far as recruitment I have had some experience with this in my life by getting recruited by different colleges to play football and continue my academic career. As this recruitment is different there are still similarities between what I have experienced and the process that organizations take. I think understanding the methods used to recruit applicants is important to know. With the way an organization targets its applicants and the method to reach these targeted applicants. Ever organization can’t use the same method. It may depend on their business strategy and culture. But it also can depend on the industry that a company is involved in as well.

In all I have to say this class was very cool and wish I was able to learn more about this type of information during my time in college. Instead of having to take a lot of other classes that quite frankly didn’t benefit much especially when comparing to a class like this.


Self Reflection

What am I good at?

I would say that I am good at building relationships with people and connecting with them regardless of their backgrounds. I am good at communication and building long-lasting relationships. On top of that I am a hard worker that will bring a to work each day. I am good at getting work done on time if not early. I am on top of my stuff and very organized and detail oriented.

What do I Value?

I one value my relationships with people around me whether they are close or not. I value honesty and loyalty from people. Starting with honesty I don’t want people to not tell me the truth and say something that doesn’t happen at all. Also with loyalty I want to be around people that have my back especially when things get tough. I value that honesty and loyalty in life and the workplace.

How did I get here?

I have gotten to where I am with a great work ethic and focus. Since I was young I was always had a drive to do great in whatever I was doing big or small. Throughout my life I was able to set goals and achieve them with that work ethic and focus. Now in a time of transitioning from my masters to a career I will look to continue this work ethic and focus as I feel it has served me well thus far.

Where am I going?

I plan on growing in the next few years as a working man. I am looking to get into sales and do well as a young businessman. I hope to be able to make some good money especially early out of college to help set up my future well. After maybe about 10-15 years I could see myself maybe moving into more of a leadership or management position so it’s less sales unless I love sales a lot and keep moving forward that way. It will be interesting to see where my journey takes me exactly but I am excited for the potential possibilities.


The IPIP Test Results and Reaction

Looking at the first personality cluster of Extraversion I scored very high. With a total average score of an 87. In this cluster I scored a 98 when comes to activity level which I believe to be completely accurate. I sure do like to be on the go and doing things that are productive and better myself. I also scored a 90 on cheerfulness and this is also accurate because I have been told I am fun to be around and are a light in my many peoples lives.

Next looking at the second personality cluster of Agreeableness I scored average with an average score of 60. In this cluster my scored has a wide range with altruism scoring the highest with a score of 89. I did score low in the trust segment of the cluster at 42. I feel these scores were slightly accurate as I do love to help people genuinely and don’t have a lot of trust in other people especially strangers. my modesty and cooperation scores seemed very inaccurate overall.

In the third personality cluster of Conscientiousness I scored the highest. With a score of 99. This cluster was very accurate because I set clear goals and pursue them and get them done. I scored a 99 in self discipline which is totally true and in the high 90’s for self efficacy, orderliness, and dutifulness. the only segment I didn’t score in at least the 90’s was cautiousness at a score of 87. I knew I was these things prior to the test so these results make me feel more comfortable and accurate with the test it self.

In the fourth personality cluster of Neuroticism very low with a score of 17. In this cluster scoring low makes sense because I am a very calm person and don’t express anger. I stay composed and do not react with intense emotions. My lowest score was a 9 for depression which is a really good sign that I don’t get depressed that often. I did score highest in anger which makes sense because I can get annoyed when things don’t go to plan or whatever the case might be. I would say I get more frustrated than angry because I don’t get that intense.

As for the last personality cluster of Openness to Experience I scored low with an overall score of 24. This score was pretty low I have to say and I am not surprised that it was low. I know I can be stuck to my ways or not being a fan of trying new things like food or what not. As I have been working on being better about this. I did score high with a 72 for imagination which I do think is accurate. I feel I am very imaginative and can be a creative thinker regardless of the context with ideas. I did score as low as a 5 in the adventuress segment. Which sounds quite bad and is embarrassing if you ask me haha.

In regards to what a potential employee might think of my results as an employee for their organization would be quite well. I have to say I think my results overall would come across an organization quite well. As I am wanting to get into sales in the future for my career that aligns well with being a extraversion and having social skills. Knowing that I enjoy building relationships is huge. Also that I am a conscientious person and mean business. They can see from my results that I get things done and done mess around and that’s what they want to see art the end of day. They will know they can count on me. Being dependable and responsible will not hurt one bit in my opinion. Then in areas like openness to experience where I scored low I don’t think this will hurt me to much overall. I look at it as I am comfortable to doing a specific task and will do it well. I cant be perfect at everything so if there was an area to score lower on I am glad this was one of them. I sure would be curious to see what an employer things of these results. I do have to say it was cool to learn about the Big 5 model of personality clusters in class and than to try the test out for myself was cool. Certainly allowed for me to have a better understanding of the concept it self.