The best job in pearcemayfield must be giving people the good news that they have passed their Practitioner exam and gained their qualification.
Yesterday was a good example. I could hear my colleague, Chris Kemp, in the next office calling client after client from our recent P3O Practitioner course. Most were surprised. All rejoiced. And that joy was infectious around the office. It's a lovely job.
But I do have a concern. The exam seems to be designed in such a way that most of our candidates genuinely have no idea of how well they had done. That can't be right. Surely part of any good assessment should be to impart some kind of affirmative feedback to a good candidate as they go along; feedback that reassures them that they are doing a good job. Surely the exam should, in this way, be part of their learning and development experience, shouldn't it?
When it comes to professional exams, am I expecting too much for the experience to enhance a sense of confidence in best management practice? Shouldn't it assure the competent that they are gaining some kind of mastery of a particular area of business?
So until that day comes, one of the best jobs in our firm will continue to be surprising people with the good news that they have passed.