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Critical Reflection

At the beginning of the semester, I was kind of looking forward to this module, COM150. To me, I felt that it is a nice to learn something out of the engineering scope. After going through the past 14 weeks of this module, I have gained more than my confidence and improving my speech. I have met my objective which is to be an active listener. I have also learned the importance of communication and interpersonal skills as well. These skills that I have learned are very useful and they can be applied mostly anywhere and to anyone. They can be used to avoid conflicts and strengthen any relationships. These relationships can be between colleagues, friends, boy-girl relationships or even your boss. These skills I have learned can be separated into two models: the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI) and the Daniel Goleman model.
The TKI has 5 techniques to overcome conflicts. These techniques can are very flexible depending on the situation. Personally, one method which I particularly would us…

Project Summary

Introduction
Recruiters these days rely heavily on submitted resumes as it provides them with useful information of the candidate especially on their relevant work experience which could either be from internships, volunteer work, or actual job experience. In order to determine if a candidate is the right fit, employers look for practical work experience relevant to the job. It has become extremely competitive in the labour market as even your friends whom you studied with become your competitor when looking for a job. Therefore, as an undergraduate, the best way to stand out from the competition is to perform well in an internship with a reputable company.
On rare occasions, some undergraduates are subjected to abuse by their employers. It may happen in various forms at the workplace such as verbal and non-verbal abuse, working over-time without pay or even sexual abuse.
(Chong, 2015) newspaper article proved that even in modern times, workplace abuse still exists. The article clearly …

Interpersonal Conflict in a relationship

Dear Readers, I may need your help in this matter. I have two friends, Arina and Zakir who are currently in a relationship. However, their relationship is currently unstable. This is because both feel that they are the only one putting in a lot of effort into the relationship. One day, both Arina and Zakir called me at a different time to explain their problems. Each of them had a different point of view of how they have treated each other.
On Arina’s side of her story, she told me that she had been texting him every day but Zakir would only reply to her texts only at night or the next morning. He told her that he was so busy that he could not text her back.  She also explained to me that she went to his place and bought for him bean curd when he was ill. All she got was a reply from his saying “Do you know your way home?”.
On Zakir’s side of his story, he complained that Arina did not bother to call him to show that she was worried for him. He then further explained that he even tri…

Strengths and Challenges in Communicating - Edit 2, 28/5/17

Communication refers to the sending and retrieving of information. This can be done through various medium such as face-to-face meetings, letters, telephones or computers. By knowing your strengths and challenges in communicating can improve your communication style.
Strengths One of my strengths in communication is listening. By listening, one can make sense of and understand what another person is trying to say. Listening also help me ask questions if I am unclear about what the other person is saying. In addition, it can make the other person feels comfortable talking with me because it shows you are interested and attentive. Hence, listening the other person will make he/she comfortable talking to me. A good example would be when a friend of mine was talking to me about his family problems. Not only he feels comfortable talking to me about it, he also feels that he can trust me. Hence, improving our friendship. The other strength I have in communicating is that I can easily sympath…

Strengths and Challenges in Communicating.

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Communication means of sending or retrieving information. This can be done through various medium such as face-to-face, writing a letter, telephones or computers.
Strengths One of my strengths in communication is listening. By listening, it allows one to make sense of and understand what another person is saying. Listening to the person also help me give good feedback or question from what the other person is saying. In addition, it can make the other person feels comfortable talking with you. Which would make the conversation be smoother and comfortable.
The other strength I have in communicating is that I can sympathise the other person easily. After listening and understanding them, it is easy for me to relate what they are feeling. Other than listening, looking at their expression and hearing their tone helps in understanding them better.
Challenges One main challenge I have in communicating is the empathising the person. It is easier to sympathise rather than to empathise what the…