I would like to join your institution as an assistant professor in the department of Physiology. I am particularly interested in working as a field researcher in this field. Having graduated from the College of Applied Medical Science in Radiological Sciences, I believe I am best suited to pass this knowledge to the medical students of this reputable institution. I would like to clarify how radiology and physiology are interconnected and also how I can support this country in the field of physiology.
Connection between Radiology and Physiology
Physiology is the study of physical or chemical functions in living systems. The reason why I have decided to join this institution is because I hold a strong conception that radiology is closely connected to physiology. I have an experience of one and a half years as a Reaching Assistant in the College of Medicine in Basic Medical Sciences. Medical students require the services of the radiologists in order to provide patient with quality medical care. That is why I believe that radiologists have a vital role in teaching physiology.
Radiologists create case studies using radiologic cases. One case illustrates the normal physiology while the other demonstrates pathophysiology. The two cases are then used as the focal point of four wide physiologic principles which are applicable to all organ systems. The four principles are homeostasis, structure-function relationships, biologic energy use, and communication. Thus, physiologic principles, as illustrated in radiologic case studies, can improve students’ knowledge in physiology, as well as its function in helping physicians attend patients effectively.
As a qualified radiologist, proper understanding of physiology proves vital in diagnosing and treating diseases efficiently. Future physicians are expected to acquire an unparalleled education in this field. Radiologists can assist students to value the relevance of their studies since he is knowledgeable in performing both persistent and non-persistent diagnostic tests. Radiologic images provide potent, visual designs of fundamental physiologic principles. As a researcher, I will work closely with the other professors to establish a program to promote basic and clinical research mostly in medical imaging. I will try to come up with ways that can change the health care.
I would like my contribution in health care research to be significantly felt in this country. The profound knowledge that I hold towards imaging and therapeutic procedures will allow me to formulate the best way to treat patients. Physicians work effectively with the help of radiologists. I will work closely with physicians in designing plans eradicate sophisticated diseases like cancer and diabetes. Medical career requires a lot of exposure. I will make sure that medical students, as well as radiology trainees in the whole country, gain the required experience through internships. I will also offer advice to the department of medical health in the country to ensure every health institution is well equipped with updated radiology equipments.
My services as radiologists are greatly needed by the medical schools in teaching physiology. Students need a radiologist to teach them on how to provide excellent patient care. The normal physiology and pathophysiology allow the application of radiology in teaching physiology. The clinical relevance of physiology is understood clearly through the radiologist’s view. Radiologic images enable students to convey the physiology to a living thing. As a researcher, I would like to come up with the best technology to be used in clinical care. This research would be replicated to the whole country to help the physicians in treating their patients effectively.
My personal goals involve the passion and desire to further my interests and ambitions, in the context of a personal wish to actualize my academic and professional dreams. My dream in life – to pursue and excel in the interests and areas of my passion – drives my personal goals. I hold the view that the pursuance of career and academic objectives that match personal interests and passion areas constitutes a recipe for excellence, especially because this match enforces durable motivation for diligence and commitment in activities towards a person’s vision. I came to the U.S. from Yugoslavia, my country of origin, in the fall of 1999, aged just 18.
This was just after the civil war in my country. I enrolled in a BS in International Business, an undergraduate program, managing to complete the course in just three-and-a-half years despite working full-time. I then completed a Master’s Degree in International Logistics Management in one year, again while working full-time. These achievements exemplify my commitment and diligence in pursuance of personal goals. I obtained employment in a bank one year later, working as a Risk Analyst. I have served in the bank for the past 7 years in various roles relating to Risk Management, especially the Credit Cards Portfolio. I have also earned a Financial Risk Management certificate in the past few years.
My personal goals revolve around the area of my passion – the Risk Management field. The concentration on this scope in my personal goals is essential since it enhances the probability of my career excellence and development. This is because I can concentrate all my resources, including financial, intellectual, energy, and time resources, on the field and achieve high levels of specialization and expertise. I can, therefore, avoid the risks prevalent in the focus on a broad field of academic and professional goals, which may result in non-optimum skills and career development. My objectives involve short, intermediate, and long-term plans. My short-term aim is to expand and enrich my skills and knowledge about other lending portfolios, both within and outside my firm’s interests. These include home equity, mortgages, auto loan, and related areas. Such knowledge is essential for my achievement of proficiency, understanding, and experience in this area, predominantly from the perspective of risk management.
This improvement in experience and knowledge is especially crucial for competence in my present position of a Senior Risk Quantitative Analyst. It shall enhance the value of my performance and participation in my firm’s operations, besides boosting my potential for career development. In the medium-term, I hope to ascend to a higher administrative role than my current one. I wish to ascend to a role of leadership and management that matches the level of experience and academic knowledge that I shall have gained by then, hence ensuring the development of my career. Such a position would provide an opportunity for my management of a variety of loan portfolios, a responsibility that would feature the demand for a higher level of duty than my current one. My long-term goal involves the ambition to occupy the CRO position in a prominent financial services firm.
This goal features the objective of achieving an opportunity to apply the knowledge, experience, and skills that I shall have acquired then, together with the accruing insight and proficiency, effectively and practically. It represents the ambition to experience the apex of my career, through practical application of my capacity and professionalism in optimum fashion. These goals feature an elaborate plan to achieve the dreams of my academic and professional interests and passion.
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Working in the human resource department has been my dream since I joined this company three years ago. Luckily, one of the office occupants has left for another company. My dream has eventually come to reality. I have the qualifications required to handle the available job. The most important mission for now is to persuade my boss to take me for the post.
I am a public relations graduate with a diploma in human resources. I would prefer the company to hire me for the vacant post instead of recruiting from outside. I strongly believe in myself, and when I set my eyes on something, I must get it. The company will save time and money to conduct the interviews.
A time has come for me to put the experience that I have gained into practice. My records can prove me right. I initiated the concepts of incentives teamwork building. Since then, we have earned recognition as the best performing company in the region. I do not want discredit the efforts of my seniors, but I just want to illustrate my commitment to the organization’s goals.
It is not quite easy for a trainee to manage a large group of people. However, I would like to be given this challenging opportunity to change the face of this company. The company’s goals are not foreign to me. I have strategies which I would like to implement, with an aim of improving the productivity of the workforce.
The human resource department ought to be occupied by individuals who are innovative and also risk-taking. I believe I have these qualities. It makes a lot of sense to engage an insider, rather than a new recruit, who will take time to adjust to the organizational culture.
Sex Education Experience
Generally, most of the stories and information about sex have been perceived in a negative way. As early as age five, I was told some stories about sex, and most of them pointed to the fact that sexual intercourse caused infectious diseases. As a result, I perceived sex as evil, such that I was tempted to vow never to indulge in it in my entire life. After understanding the truth about sex in high school, I no longer perceive sex as evil. In America, many schools teach about abstinence only, making many high school students leave the school with incomplete information about sexual health. The society shy away from talking openly about sex, thereby leaving the children to discover sex on their own.
However, my story is positive because I attended a high school that was very open and liberal about sex and sexual health. In this paper, I will narrate my experience in sex education. Through my narration, I will prove that a school is an essential place for children to learn about sex if the said school is open and liberal about sex and sexual health.
Initially, when I was about three years old, I thought that children are bought from supermarkets and shopping malls. This is because I was told that the dolls in the supermarket eventually became children. In fact, that is the answer I received from every adult I asked where she got her baby from. However, my high school studies enabled me to understand that it is through a sexual relationship that a baby is conceived and delivered later. I also learned the care a pregnant woman should get to ensure that the expected child is safe and healthy. In addition, I learned that a child needs the parents most of the time during the early life developments because this determines their success in life.
My experience in sex education began in my junior year of high school. The sex education teacher taught using an informative and comprehensive approach. He illustrated the different forms of safe-sex measures as well as the use of contraceptives. He was a very open and answered all the questions with vivid examples that made us visualize his explanations. The teacher would also invite gynecologists as guest speakers to teach us the pros and cons of contraceptives as well as sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. In addition, he took the class for trips to health educators and doctors to help us learn more about sexual health.
It was also during these classes that I got to understand the menstrual cycle and the entire reproductive system for both men and women. I had heard stories about periods in women before and I had always wondered what it referred to, but I understood it better during these classes. My sex education teacher required us to read journals and other sex education articles, and this was to ensure that the class was well versed in the knowledge of sexual health. In addition, he gave weekly assignments on different topics of sexual health, and it was through this that I got to understand the monthly periods and the reproduction process in human beings.
During sex education classes, I discovered many facts about sexual intercourse. For instance, it was my first time to learn that any sexual relationship can lead to pregnancy, if it is unprotected. This revelation frightened me such that I started keeping distance with members of the opposite sex during all kinds of interaction. It also came to my attention that unprotected sex was the main cause of teenage pregnancies, and the infection of STDs and HIV AIDS, and this frightened me even further. However, after researching further, I discovered that sexual intercourse is a normal issue in life when done at the right time, and one just needed to be morally upright to avoid all its negative effects.
Sex education classes also exposed me to the knowledge of various contraceptives whereby it was my first time to see a condom. I had always heard about it being explained as a balloon coated with some oil, but I came to see it through the illustrations of my sex education teacher. I learned that a condom is worn by the male partner before the couple engages in sexual intimacy. I also discovered that there exist female condoms, though I never saw one. Knowing a condom, as well as other contraceptives, such as the birth control pills, the cervical cap, lubricants, and the diaphragm among others was a great revelation to my educational life.
It had not occurred to me that cases of same-sex sexual relationships existed. However, these cases were revealed to me during my sex education classes. This was my first time to hear the terms lesbianism and homosexuality, which were explained to me as disorders in the society that affect people making them behave as members of the opposite sex. I came to understand why some ladies become tomboys and men plait their hair and wear female clothes. What surprised me most was to discover that people of the same sex even marry publicly through wedding parties, and sign marriage certificates allowing them to live together as couples. This is something that I have not understood its importance even today, but the fact remains that it is happening in the society.
People marry with an expectation of getting children, which is not possible through same sex marriages, and this has been the source of my reservations towards same sex marriage. It seems that the societal changes have altered what was once referred to as decency and morality to the freedom of doing whatever a person feels like and what seems fashionable during that particular time. The kind of actual sex education that I got in my high school was very effective. It taught me the fundamentals about sexual behaviors, which is safe and the importance of contraceptives. My teacher used to choose up-to-date reading materials containing information about sexual information. This entailed HIV progression, the reasons behind sexual relationships in teenagers, and how to uphold healthy sexual relationships. The teacher would even bring STD slides and use them to teach the horrible symptoms of STDs. This was a very effective way of learning because I saw infected genitals, something that was very disturbing to view. Therefore, the teacher’s message stressed the need for safe sex.
My 12th grade teacher exposed me to real-life issues that surround sex and adolescents. He initiated several group projects that allowed students’ interaction, and we therefore, learnt more from each other. This was more effective than the use of lectures and books to get the information. The studies were also very interesting because the teacher used documentaries to teach and even invited guest speakers to address the issue of sexual behavior among adolescents. Through these classes I learned about living a healthy sexual life.
Interacting with others during group work was of a great importance to me because I learnt how to behave when invited to dates. I learned from my class mates’ experiences of the dates that they had attended. The knowledge of dates improved my social behavior and I was careful to apply the knowledge during my first date. I came to understand that going for a date does not necessarily mean indulging in sexual affairs, but friends can just be happy together as they celebrate their achievements in life. I also learned that the best weapon of overcoming poor sexual behaviors is by upholding one’s dignity. I discovered that standing with one’s life principles to a point of overcoming peer influence is the most significant matter in an individual’s life.
It was during my 12th grade that I encountered the term masturbation for the first time in a sex education lesson. I learnt that masturbation was a form of sexual pleasure whereby an individual seeks to satisfy him or herself sexually without having a sexual affair with another person. Those practicing masturbation makes use of various gadgets, such as vibrators. I discovered that people indulge in masturbation when they lack sexual partners, or as a result of lack of self confidence, and it occurs to both men and women. I further discovered that many young people indulge in masturbation to avoid being infected with diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and STDs. However, I understood that at times the gadgets that people use for masturbation are not healthy, and therefore, masturbation cannot be embraced as a better method of sexual satisfaction. It was also brought to my attention that girls indulge more in masturbation than boys.
In this paper, I have narrated my experience in sex education. From the narration, it is evident that children have some misconceptions about sex, unless given proper education. I was fortunate to attend a school that was open and liberal about sex and sexual health, and thus I was well informed about sex. Initially, I thought sex was evil, but through the knowledge I got from school, I discovered that sex is not evil, but it depends on the time it is practiced. I also learnt that it is possible to have sex and remain safe, and that, there are different methods of birth control. In addition, I discovered that there are irresponsible sexual behaviours that can lead to contraction of diseases. This implies that a school is an essential place for children to learn about sex.
I am twenty one years old and a resident of Egg Harbor Township. I am a likeable and open minded individual who values innovation and is receptive to new ideas. After graduating from Egg Harbor Township in 2010, I proceeded to Automative Trade School and graduated in 2011. Besides acquiring technical as well as functional expertise in automotive engineering, I attained competencies in communication skills, personal and leadership effectiveness, and customer care relations. Most importantly, this experience exposed me to a technological environment. I came back to Atlantic Cape Community College and realized that most of the people I knew have moved. Certainly, I face the challenge of initiating and sustaining new relations at all levels. By using the superb interpersonal and communication skills, I will definitely meet this goal and benefit the most from mutually benefiting relationships.
With the current technological sophistication, computer programming skills are imperative for executive functioning. By the end of the course, I look forward to be proficient in computer systems design, programming languages, information security programming, mobile computing, website development, and advanced database programming amongst others. I understand that the course is tasking and requires a high degree of dedication.
Since I am hard working, committed, and have background knowledge in technology, I look forward to performing exemplarily. Upon completing my degree course, I wish to pursue post graduate studies in software programming. In the current job market, this particular field is comparatively more rewarding. Thus, exploring it is in line with my goals and objectives. In this respect, my sole aim of pursuing higher education is to have the ability to help my family and improve the quality of my life through financial empowerment.
Analysis of a Job Advertisement
There are three job descriptions or positions that are currently of interest in my job specification, which would adequately fit my professional, academic, and work-related skills. The three job descriptions that are of interest are costing engineer, planning engineer, and a site engineer. These three positions conform to the needs and qualifications for civil engineering that is inclusive of project management, as well as human resource management. Additionally, the three positions require the management of finances that relate to salary and wages, project costing, resource allocations, and overall financial responsibilities. Therefore, this analysis will involve various aspects for different job descriptions that relate to my professional qualifications and their relation to human resource management, administration, skills, academic qualifications, and other pertinent information (Walther and Radcliffe, 2007).
There are several reasons why these jobs would be ideal for my professional and academic needs. Foremost, they provide an advanced challenge to my experiences in my career field. This is because these jobs provide avenues for exploiting different skill sets that correlate to my academic qualification as a civil engineer. They also provide an avenue to exploit a specific, well-defined, and expansive field that relates to civil engineering and human resource management. For instance, the costing engineer position is different since it dwells on civil engineering, but specifically deals with design and planning of projects and subsequently preparing cost estimates based on experience and knowledge of various civil engineering projects. This is a challenge that requires extensive knowledge on various fields related to civil engineering, such as building construction, highway construction, site preparation, and many others.
The usefulness of a master’s in public administration (MPA) to the aforementioned job descriptions is many and diverse. First, the MPA would be essential in instilling knowledge and skills that are essential in communicating and dealing with various public needs. For instance, a site engineer may be responsible for the construction of a project that would enrich the public livelihoods (Walther and Radcliffe, 2007). Therefore, he/she should have the essential skills to educate the public on the usefulness of the project, its benefits, and how the public can participate in ensuring project’s completion and implementation. Secondly, the MPA will instill in the civil engineer essential management skills that would help provide a solid platform to coordinate projects, human resource, and financial obligations. For instance, for a site engineer, the engineer would be responsible for several responsibilities that relate to the management of staff, finances, and projects.
There are several vital knowledge, skills, and other characteristics (KSAOCs) that would be essential for one to amply qualify for these positions. The first vital skills that one should possess are good communication and organization skills for all the job descriptions. This is because the individual would be required to continually interact with people on a regular basis. Secondly, the individual should have advanced organization skills since all the job descriptions require the adaptation of strict schedules, work plans, staff management, and resource allocation during the course of a project planning and implementation. Additionally, the individual should possess sound financial knowledge since they have to create budgets and manage funds during projects’ implementation and execution (Walther and Radcliffe, 2007). The financial knowledge would also be essential, especially for the positions of planning engineer and costing engineers. This is because these two jobs require planning of advanced costing for a project prior to its implementation. Finally, other relevant skills and knowledge that an individual should possess are such as the use of various software that is pertinent to the job specifications.
Relation between O*Net and the Advertised Job Description
First, according to O*Net, the job name is described as cost estimators. Secondly, based on the tasks that the individuals would undertake during their job, the two sites have almost similar description. They all dwell with the individual performing cost estimates, budgeting, relation and coordination with other pertinent professionals, monitoring project costs, and performing and implementing cost control measures that would guard against overspending (Passow, 2012). However, the key knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics are missing from the original job advertisement, which makes it impossible to correlate the similarities and/or differences based on the parameters mentioned. Additionally, the O*Net description lacks one key qualification for the individual that is related to quality assurance on cost control procedures.
This job title is contained within a broader listing as a civil engineer. This means that the individual’s skills KSOAC are defined on a broad aspect on the O*Net site, while the job advertisement only defines the specific details that are in relation to the job requirements. This means that some of the tasks that are listed in O*Net are irrelevant to the job description. However, the skills, abilities, and knowledge mentioned in the job description are similar to O*Net’s details. The site only gives a shallow description of these KSOACs, which means that O*Net’s details would suffice to better give a more detailed job specification and requirements.
Senior Planning Engineer
A search of this job description was nonexistent in O*Net, though it could also be classified under the civil engineering job group since the job requires planning, design, and management of civil engineering projects such as construction. The original advertised job description mainly deals with design, implementation, and management of projects including making financial estimates, research of related projects, and market trends (Erdia and Ozel, 2011). The civil engineering description on the other hand gives a more detailed and general description of the tasks of the engineer. However, the original job advertisement lacks such classifications as KSOACs and only gives generalized descriptions. These descriptions are marginally similar to O*Net’s KSOACs since the latter articulately highlights the main pertinent requirements for a senior planning engineer.
Detailed Descriptions of the Project
Several changes could be implemented to the job description. This will be vital for potential employees to have prior knowledge of the job description and ascertain whether they are qualified, and which KSOACs are essential to the job advertised. To achieve this objective, the job description should contain detailed KSOACs that describe the position. As evidenced by all the job advertisements, there is lack of technological skills that the position requires. This section ensures that candidates and potential employees have a thorough knowledge of the technological skills required and would minimize employer training for his/her staff. Essential skills, such as knowledge in various software tools and equipments would suffice to give the potential employees some of the requirements and tasks of the job.
The job advertisement should also include pertinent information about the location where the potential employee will be stationed. This will prepare the candidates to be adaptable to different locations. Secondly, the job advertisement should also include information on different skills that are needed and if candidates could receive on-the-job training. The latter would be essential in ensuring that potential candidates are not discouraged by the job requirements based on KSOACs. The on-the-job training should also detail which skills would require training and which do not. Additionally, all the job descriptions indicate that the individual should have prior financial knowledge. Therefore, the job advertisement should not only include the pertinent financial skills that would be required, but should also include the knowledge and academic qualifications that the candidate should possess (Passow, 2012). This would be essential, especially for such jobs as costing engineer and senior planning engineer that require advanced financial knowledge.
The job advertisement should also include other pertinent information, such as detailed knowledge that is required. For instance, since this is a civil engineering job group, there should be knowledge on engineering and technology, tools, and technology and management. Other marginal knowledge that is essential is, such as language, computer skills, customer and personal service. Additionally, the skill set for the job description should not only be limited to academic and professional skills, but should include other pertinent areas relating to communication, management and human resource.
Other pertinent skills that should be included should be personal attributes and interests, such as critical thinking, time management, problem solving skills, active listening, and communication skills (Erdia and Ozel, 2011). Therefore, advertising a job is a multifaceted task that requires advanced knowledge of the specific job, its main requirements, its KSOACs, and other pertinent information. Analysis of all this information and drawing up an articulate, concise, and detailed job description requires advanced skill sets and knowledge in human resource management.
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Walther, J. and Radcliffe, D. F. (2007). The competence dilemma in engineering education: moving beyond simple graduate attribute mapping. Technical paper. Australian journal of engineering education. 13 (1): 41-51.
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Running head: JOB ADVERTISEMENT 1
The first interpretation from the writing indicates that the workers have gone on strike because of the council not ceding to their demands. The workers went on strike because despite highlighting their problems to the council, the council did not respond according to the expectations of the workers. However, it is critical to note that the council has not rejected the workers demands, but the council is taking time to respond. This can be said to be a failure of both the grave diggers and the workers to come to a compromise. One of the parties should have compromised to avoid such occurrences that have dire consequences to both parties and the society at large.
Interpretation can be deduced to mean that the grave workers do not intend to go back to work as long as the council continues to ignore their demands. This can be interpreted to fault the council for failing to initiate a dialogue with the gravediggers. This has been perceived as having a negative impact on the society because many people face the only alternative of going against their cultural elements and cremating their relatives rather than burying them. The fault can be deduced to be on the part of the council for failing to initiate dialogue with the gravediggers.
The third interpretation may be used to mean that the fault is with the gravediggers. This can be attributed to the fact that the leader has come forward and claimed that the council is stone walling and using delaying tactics to ignore their demands. However, it can be deduced from the article that the leaders of the gravediggers have not engaged the council in any way. This article can be used to mean that the workers are at fault for the strike (Chen, 2010).
The first interpretation of the article can be the importance of employee motivation. One of the motivation strategies used by many managers is rewarding. When the employee went to the manager with a working prototype, the manager was obligated to reward the employee. Having no other reward at hand, the manager resorted to hand the employee a banana. This shows that the management of Foxboro is concerned about the rewarding system of employees who achieve.
The other interpretation is that the organization is proud of its mileage and milestones. These mileages and milestones are critical in the maintenance of the organizational culture and heritage. With the first award that was given for an achievement, the organization has identified that maintaining a replica of this award will be given to the people who accomplish their targets. This means the organization is proud of its historical milestones and would like to maintain the culture of achieving goals among workers.
The other interpretation can deduced to mean that the organization enhances innovation of their workers. When the employee came with a working prototype, the manager was impressed with the innovative nature of the worker. This compelled the manager to promptly award the workers. In the effort of maintaining the innovative nature, the organization came up with a golden banana pin that portrays the organization’s commitment to reward innovative workers. Innovation is major to the success of any organization. This implies that the organization is willing to maintain a culture of innovation and reward the workers who portray their ability to come up with innovative ideas (Cadwallader, 2010).
Cadwallader, S., Jarvis, C. B., Bitner, M. J., & Ostrom, A. L. (2010). Frontline employee motivation to participate in service innovation implementation. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 38(2), 219-239.
Chen, F. (2010). Trade unions and the quadripartite interactions in strike settlement in China. The China Quarterly, 201(1), 104-124.
Running head: INTERPRETATIONS 1
Questionnaire and Interview Questions
Tourism has become of utmost importance to many economies in the whole world. Analyzing the tourism service industry in Qatar, research shows that Qatar is one of the major tourist destinations in the Middle East. This research shall aim at collecting information about the effect of national culture on the perceptions and attitude of staff in Qatari hotels, and how this will impact service culture, service quality, and customer satisfaction.
Questionnaire QuestionsResponses of the Hotel Employees
(Tick the appropriate response)
Analysis of the QuestionaireIs it possible for the tourism industry in Qatar to contribute at least 3% of the country’s GDP by 2030?
The tourism industry in Qatar plays a major role in the Qatari national economy.
In the past, oil and petroleum products have been the major source of revenue for the country.
In response to curb the trend of overdependence on petroleum products, there have been efforts by the Qatari government to improve the tourism service industry.
The main objective of the Qatari government is to make the tourism industry contribute at least 3% of the country’s GDP.
In order to achieve this, the government has to consider various factors.
In addition, it is imperative to ascertain the thoughts of the various stakeholders.
The study aims at ascertaining the thoughts of the hotel employees working in the tourism service industry.Are the tourism services offered in Qatar contrary in any way to the national culture and beliefs?
National culture and beliefs influence the service industries in a very massive way.
The tourism industry is not an exception.
Globalization has become a current trend due to these multinational companies have emerged.
The tourism industry in Qatar is affected in one way or another by the cultural beliefs present in the country.
Furthermore, the aspect of diversity also comes into play, tourists from all over the world visit Qatar.
All these individuals have their own specific cultural beliefs.
The aim of the formulated questionnaires is to attest the perspective of the employees working in the hotel industry concerning the tourism service industry.How would you gauge the performance of the hotel management in addressing issues relating to staff perceptions?Excellent/Good/Poor/Very poorThe hotel management plays a crucial role in ensuring the terms of service offered to employees are appropriate.
If employees are dissatisfied with the terms of service offered to them, their effectiveness and efficiency will be reduced drastically.
In addition, their attitudes will be unfavorable to the customers.
This is due to the poor terms of service.
This will in turn cause the customer satisfaction levels to go down as the customers will feel undermined.
This research aims at establishing the thoughts of the hotel employees concerning the hotel management.How would you gauge the terms of service of working in the hotel?Excellent/Good/Poor/Very poorThe terms of service are of utmost importance in any placement.
The remuneration, working hours, job descriptions, and employee benefits have to be considered.
The hotel industry has a massive impact on the tourism industry
If the hotel industry performs poorly, the effect on the tourism industry will be adverse.
The hotel employees determine the performance of the hotel industries
It is essential to ensure the hotel employees are contented with the terms of service offered to them.
Does the effect of staff perceptions and attitudes impact service culture, service quality, and customer satisfaction?Yes/NoFavorable terms of service enhance a positive attitude of the employees.
This enables the employees to serve the customers in an excellent way.
This ensures that the customer satisfaction levels increase.
This study aims at ascertaining the views of the hotel employees concerning their terms of service.Does the tourism industry in Qatar contravene the specific religious beliefs in the country in any way?Yes/NoThe tourism industry in Qatar may in one way or another affect the specific religious beliefs in the country.
Certain practices may be inappropriate to a specific religion.
For example, the dressing code of the tourists may cause the hotel staff to have prejudgments on the customers they are serving.
If the hotel employees’ religion regards a certain practice as inappropriate and the tourists engage in this specific practice.
This will affect the service quality offered to the customers in a very massive way.
This research shows the feelings of the hotel employees concerning their religion in relation to their work.Is the Qatari government working to improve the terms of service for hotel employees and the tourism service industry?Yes/NoThe Qatari government plays a vital role in ensuring the tourism service industry performs well.
The set laws and regulations have to favor the employees working in the hotel industry and also the tourism service industry as a whole.
The government has to ensure that the tourism service industry operates as per the set standards internationally.
In addition, the government has to ascertain that the hotel industry remunerates its’ employees appropriately.
The relevant labor laws have to be adhered to.
This study aims at showing the feelings of the hotel employees concerning the response of the government to the tourism service industry issues.
Interview QuestionsResponses Of the Hotel Employees
(Please give a brief response)Analysis Of Interview QuestionsHow would you prefer the tourism service industry to be operated in Qatar?The hotel employees contribute massively to the tourism service industry,
It is essential to ascertain their thoughts concerning the various aspects of the tourism service industry.
The hotel employees have the ability to deliver proposals that will improve the tourism sector in Qatar in an enormous wayWhat changes would you propose to be implemented in the tourism industry?The hotel employees are able to propose the changes that would be viable in the tourism service industry.
This is because they can conceptualize i.e. propose a new way of doing things that will deliver better results in the tourism sector.What do you think would be the appropriate remuneration for the hotel employees? e.g. 8$ per hourRemunerations offered act as a very big motivation to the hotel employees thus good remuneration packages improve the service delivery.
It is imperative to establish the remuneration packages desired by the hotel employees.What would the appropriate recruitment and retirement age for the hotel employees in Qatar?The recruitment age has to be considered, and the hotel employees have to be consulted when the recruitment age is being set.
The retirement age is another factor, in instances where the government has not set the retirement age limit.
The organization has to set the limit. The hotel employees have to be consulted when this is being done.
This study aims at establishing the feelings of the hotel employees concerning the issues mentioned above.What changes would you propose in the tourism industry in order to accommodate employees from different nationalities?Diversity has also become a current trend in many organizations.
Multinational organizations employ citizens from many countries.
The thoughts of the hotel employees concerning accommodation of foreign employees are of utmost importanceCompared to national culture, how does age and income influence the tourism service industry? The hotel employees assist both the hotel management and the Qatari government in coming up with viable solutions for the tourism service industry.
This study aims at showing the views of the hotel employees concerning all the issues mentioned above.Why do you think Qatar is one of the major tourism destinations in the Middle East?The hotel employees proposals will enable the management to know the changes that can be implemented to achieve the organizational goals and objectives.
Tourism improves as the government will be able to know the relevant legislative procedures that are needed and the tourism service industry standards that need to be put in placeWhat would be your proposals to the hotel management concerning the improvement of terms of service of the hotel employees?Decisions made without involving the employees are very detrimental to the tourism service industryWhat would be your proposals to the government concerning the hotel management, hotel employees, and national culture?The hotel employees contribute enormously to the tourism service industry.
It is essential to also ascertain their thoughts concerning the success of Qatar in tourism.
The proposals of the hotel employees to the hotel management and the Qatari government are essential.
QUESTIONNAIRE AND INTERVIEW QUESTION 10
Running head: QUESTIONNAIRE AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 1
Use of Literacy Skills and Communications Technologies
Numerous writers define literacy as the aptitude to read and write. Many people perceive reading and writing as imperative only when in school. Literacy is useful beyond examination because it is the backbone and the general arrangement to learning any kind of information. The purpose of literacy in the school setup is to prepare a learner for his/her future endeavors. Lack of literacy can render the world inhabitable and it can further disintegrate to the very grime from which it ascended. Literacy cannot only be tied down to reading words in a written surface or composing words on a surface. It cuts across several parameters.
It can be explained through the internet, speech communities, television books, and the newspapers. To claim the aptitude to read and inscribe, several literacy skills and communications technologies must be developed. These include, the act of reading, Document use, writing, oral communication, learning with others, thinking and communication computer use. Computer is widely used in communications Technologies. In this essay, I will explain my daily use of literacy skills and communication technologies.
My use of literacy skills began at home when I was a child before I joined elementary school. My parents homeschooled me until the time they felt I needed the expertise of trained instructors. I acquired my basic literacy skills from my family members. The literacy skills I acquired as I grew up and pursued my education are very much helpful in my job, daily activities and at different levels of convolution. The skills play a critical role in enabling me to evolve with my job and familiarizing with any workplace change.
Reading is a literacy skill I practice in a daily basis because it helps me to remain updated. This is an essential skill in the marketing industry because I use it to scrutinize information, check quickly for the overall meaning, evaluate what I read and incorporate information from multiple sources. The job I do requires excellent skills document use especially because words and numerals should be given meaning by their spatial association (Deborah, 2011). This skill helps me when interpreting figures and graphs to check the performance of other workers. It means that I should possess the ability to make proper use of numbers and to reason in measurable terms. Numeracy skill is indispensable in my career because it gives the ability to do numerical estimations, money math, scheduling or accounting and analyzing measurements or data.
Writing is useful in my daily activities among the discussed writing skills. I use it when writing reports, memos, and persuading organizations to award tenders to our organization, among other uses. I usually practice this skill by use of a computer (Baron, 2011). In the contemporary world, there is no time to use pen and paper to pass on necessary information. Technology demands that most written work should be printed before it is handed over to the relevant people.
My work entails a lot of reading and writing and this takes seventy percent of my daily working schedule. Reading reports from other departments and writing evaluations based on my observations is the order of the day. To improve on my report writing skills, I have to read a variety of current books and magazines to upgrade my vocabulary. Extensive reading is obligatory in giving the general understanding of the emerging issues in the world of business. Reading and writing on a daily basis gives me more confidence when communicating verbally.
I make use of several communication technologies on daily basis because technology has the ability to make work easier and effective. The computer is of immense help in writing as discussed earlier. It replaced the typewriter in many ways because it requires less energy. With the availability of portable computers, I can do my work while in transit to other business trips and I do not have to keep work pending until my return (Deborah, 2011). The internet is another kind of communication useful that has greatly helped me in accessing information from other parts of the world. Using internet gives me the ability to look for information that may proof helpful in making my work effective.
I do not have to leave my job to attend classes physically because the internet has made it possible for me to further my education through the E-Learning program. It makes it possible for me to interact with my instructors and get the assistance I need from them. The internet has further been of help in carrying out monetary transactions. I make frequent transactions at the comfort of my house without necessarily having to go to the bank. Making online payment has saved me the risk of carrying huge sums of money thus reducing the risks involved.
To make sure I get in touch with colleagues, family members and friends, the mobile phone is a kind of communication technology that helps me in making this achievement. The modern mobile phones have features that closely resemble those of a computer and such features have made it easy to access mails, and other services such as face book and twitter. Mobile phones and computers are not expendable from my daily life because of their convenience. Although they cannot fully take the place of the conventional literacy practices, the modern communication technologies help me in performing numerous tasks.
In most cases, I frequently use the internet and the computer every time am in the office. My computer must be connected to the internet. This means I spent nearly nine hours in the internet. The computer and internet are the top communication technologies I use on daily occasions. Some people argue that the computer and internet are in the path of replacing the traditional literacy skills. This may not be so because both the literacy skills and communications technology immensely complement each other. As Dennis Baron remarked, I will not join in the hyperbole of predictions about what the computer will or will not do for literacy, though I will be the first to praise computers, to acknowledge the importance (Baron, 2011). Before the internet had been installed in my office, I used to run from office to office to pass a critical or urgent message, but little by little, the whole scenario changed because at a click of a button, I usually communicate easily.
In wrapping up, I can trace the friends I lost after the elementary studies through Face Book and twitter. The Communication technologies are central in connecting the world and businesses especially at this era of globalization. I usually take this advantage to be connected to other professionals in different parts of the world. Literacy skills cannot be expendable from my life because I they are useful in all aspects of life.
Baron, Dennis. 2011. From Pencils to Pixels. Writing About Writing. Elizabeth Wardle and
Doug Downs. Boston, MA. Bedford/St. Martin’s.87. Print.
Deborah, Brant. 2011. Sponsors of Literacy. Writing About Writing. Elizabeth Wardle and
Doug Downs. Boston, MA. Bedford/St. Martin’s. 87. Print.
LITERACY SKILLS 5
Running head: LITERACY SKILLS 1
Many people believe that online education is the future of higher education. Such people suggest that institutions of higher education should adopt online courses to meet the high demand of higher education. Although this might be a solution to meet the high demand of higher education, it is not a long-term solution. It may be a short-lived solution, but in the end, it will produce unqualified graduates. A recent research shows that the success of students depend on the contact they have with their professors. This suggests that higher education should discourage online courses and offer such courses when there are no alternatives.
Based on the following three economic reasons, as the president of our institution I intend to disapprove online courses in our institutions. I also intend to show why our institution shall concentrate on classroom teaching and adopt online courses only for specialized graduate-level seminars. First, in order to maintain the high value of higher education, institutions for higher education should make higher education scarce. They should never over exaggerate the business part of it. In fact, as its custodians, they should control the number of graduates released to the job market every year. Our institution intends to make higher education scarce by providing it through its limited resources in the college.
As the president of this institution, I believe that making higher education scarce adds value to it as scarcity adds value to money when it is scarce. Furthermore, being the president of this institution, I am indented to maintain the value of higher education and I will do it by making it scarce. Many people will agree with me that this move will protect the social benefits of educated people by protecting the dignity of higher education.
Second, based on the cost/benefit analysis, classroom teaching has more benefits compared to online courses. It is true that the cost of classroom education might be higher than the online one, but the benefits of classroom teaching outdo online courses. The cost of online courses does not include some expenses incurred in classroom teaching such as transport and accommodation costs among others. As such, the cost of online courses is cheaper in comparison to the cost of classroom teaching. However, in terms of benefits, classroom teaching will provide quality education to our students. Our students will interact with our professors freely and benefit more than online students will benefit. Based on this analysis, I have decided to maintain classroom teaching as opposed to online courses to produce qualified graduates.
Third, based on opportunity cost and comparative advantage, our institution will engage in classroom teaching. As a new and developing institution, we acknowledge that we have limited resources. Therefore, as Gregory Mankiw states in his book Principles of economics, that we should make choices, it has been my duty to make this tough choice. I hope you all agree with me that we should offer online courses when no alternative exists and that our institution should safeguard the quality of higher education.
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