Unlocking Potential course and other goings-on

Employability Course

I’ve taken a bit of a break from self-study to attend the Stand Out From The Crowd course run by the Unlocking Potential team from Cornwall College.

It focusses on improving application and interview technique as well as improving general interpersonal communication skills.

I actually attended the same course after I graduated in 2012. I got a lot of value from the course back then, but it’s been a few years and it’s interesting to see what’s stuck with me and how much I’ve forgotten.

I’ve retained a lot of the CV and application skills, though I discovered my interview technique has suffered over time. I will work on that.

Drivers and Type  Dynamics Indicators

We did some exercises on personal drivers and type dynamics indicators during using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator system.

Wikipedia, 2018

I self-assessed as ISTP (Surveyor), while my Profiling For Success test result reported INFP (Idealist). These results are very similar to my original results in 2012 which is … interesting and a bit of fun, but not much more than that.

While reading the summaries for all 16 psychological types in the Myers Briggs system I found I identified with every single one. A friend recommended I try The Big Five Personality Test if I was interested in an industry standard personality test for business, which I may be eventually but for now I’ve had enough of paid-for quizzes.

I feel more optimistic and driven than I have in a long time and I’ve got a couple of ideas for film projects that I want to storyboard.

Sports and Injuries.

I used to be an avid runner. Never the fastest or the furthest, but I enjoyed it. In late 2013 I crashed my car (Graphic description of injury hidden.) ramming my left patella through my femur like a pirate closing a telescope. To save my leg, the surgeon shortened my femur by about two inches resulting in a mild physical disability known as an LLD or Limb Length Discrepancy. But that’s all in the past and I’ve returned to the sport, full of titanium pins and plates and an asymmetrical gait. I’m building back up slowly.

I might talk about other sports or disability stuff on this blog but haven’t decided yet. I’m trying to stick mainly to my work. But anyway, running is a thing I’m up to at the moment.

Replacing Stock Images

This site is intended to keep track of what I’m up to and act as a portfolio, so while WordPress’s themes have allowed me to get up and running quickly, it’s counter-intuitive to use the provided imagery. I’ll be replacing stock images with my own work, piece by piece.

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