APC Final Assessment Presentation: Timing

qow2Question:
My final assessment presentation is only 8.5minutes – I’ve practiced a few times – should I make it longer with the risk of over running??

Answer:
My initial thought is that candidates deliver quicker in the ‘real’ assessment than they do in preparation.  Mainly due to stress!  I would be worried that you will probably finish it in 6 to 7 minutes.

So…  I would see if you could develop some more into it.  Often spending 30 seconds to a minute explaining the project in question and your role (with the aid of photos and plans,if available) is of huge benefit to your assessors and an invaluable way of setting the scene.

Also take a watch with you on the day, to pop on the table in front of you, and time your presentation so you can effectively manage the 10 minutes.

If you are near any of my RTA Surgeries, come and deliver it to me for FREE.  I can give you some direct pointers then…  http://www.delever.com/rta

Also I provide mock interviews: http://www.delever.com/mocks (new dates for session 2, 2013 will be published soon)

Also Also, see my Online Masterclasses on APC Process and Presentation http://www.delever.com/masterclass  (there are some free Masterclasses there too)

I hope this helps

Kind regards
Jon

RoC & Ethics Scenario Discussion: Conflict of Interest?

Scenario 5: Conflict of Interest?

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Following a recent case about a corporate suing their agent/s.

If you were aware of another surveyor advising a client to purchase a property on the back of knowing another client who would let the building, what would you do?

Would you report the other surveyor?

This Ethcial Scenario is Kindly provided by Will Evans MRICS – Commercial Property Surveyor, DeLever APC Coach and RICS APC Assessor.

Discuss the Ethical Issues?

See ALL of the Discussions HERE: https://apceye.wordpress.com/roc-ethical-scenario-discussions/

Have you got a Rules of Conduct / Ethical Scenario that you would like to suggest for future discussion?   Email the details to me at: jon@delever.com

DeLever APC Seminar – APC Critical Analysis

I will be delivering the following Seminar Next Week at South Bank University, London.

‘APC Critical Analysis’

face to face by Jon LeverThe Critical Analysis seminar covers the components of the critical analysis, how to select an appropriate project, how to write the report properly and the common pitfalls.  The Critical Analysis is such a key part of the whole APC Final Assessment and often candidates do not doo themselves justice.

I will walk delegates through each component of the critical analysis, including key issues, options, proposed solutions, conclusion and analysis of experience gained. Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss all aspects of their chosen project and test it to see if it fits the bill.

This seminar also includes an overview of the Rules of Conduct and the NEW Global Ethical Standards as they form an important part of the final assessment.

All candidates will receive a FREE DeLever Resource CDROM containing the seminar presentation material and over 300MB.  I will also provide copies of a range of handouts I produce as support and revision material for the final assessment

This seminar is relevant for graduate routes 1, 2 and 3 and adaptation 1 candidates and supervisors and counsellors who wish to know how to best support their candidates.

Date:  Monday – 20th May 2013

Time:  3.30pm to 7.00pm

Price:  £80+VAT

Book your place here: http://www.delever.co.uk/html/apc_seminars.html#bookonline

If you have any queries about this seminar, email me at:  jon@delever.com

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Jon

DeLever APC Seminar – APC Process For Candidates, Supervisors & Counsellors

I will be delivering the following Seminar Next Week at South Bank University, London.

‘APC Process, for Candidates, Supervisors and Counsellors’

The APC Procesface to face by Jon Levers seminar covers the APC process in detail and helps delegates understand what is needed to achieve the APC. I will talk about each stage of the APC process, giving guidance on RICS requirements and advice for candidates, supervisors and counsellors:

Candidate competency?  How do you know when a candidate is competent? I will describes the criteria to use when deciding whether a candidate is competent at levels 1, 2 and 3.

The final assessment? I will describes the preparation needed for the final assessment and what a candidate will face during the interview.

The final assessment from an assessor’s perspective?  I will covers who the assessors are, what they are looking for in a candidate and how they make their decision.

Overview of the RICS Rules of Conduct?   The Rules of Conduct form an important part of the final assessment, so it is important to understand them, so I will include an overview of what candidates need to know.

All candidates will receive a FREE DeLever Resource CDROM containing the seminar presentation material and over 300MB.  I will also provide copies of a range of handouts I produce as support and revision material for the final assessment

This seminar is relevant for graduate routes 1, 2 and 3 and adaptation 1 candidates and supervisors and counsellors who wish to know how to best support their candidates.

Date:  Monday – 20th May 2013

Time:  10.00am to 13.30pm

Price:  £80+VAT

Book your place here: http://www.delever.co.uk/html/apc_seminars.html#bookonline

If you have any queries about this seminar, email me at:  jon@delever.com

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Jon

APC Final Assessment – Hot Topics: CONSTRUCTION

Hot Topics:  CONSTRUCTION

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Assessment – Hot Topics: PROPERTY

Hot Topics:  PROPERTY

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Asssessment – Hot Topics: LAND

Hot Topics:  LAND

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon