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Presentation made to ASQ section 1508 Tampa/St Petersburg chapter by Sam Farney, Principal Supply Chain Advisors on April 13th 2009. Copyrighted material, all rights reserved

Presentation made to ASQ section 1508 Tampa/St Petersburg chapter by Sam Farney, Principal Supply Chain Advisors on April 13th 2009. Copyrighted material, all rights reserved

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  • Career Strategies for Difficult Times ASQ Tampa/St. Petersburg April 13, 2009 Sam Farney, C.P.M. Supply Chain Advisors copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 1 NOT a “Today Show” Message One size fits all Victim mentality Clever tactics Rehash old advice copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 2 1
  • Difficult Times What we hear in the news Lost Retirement Savings Disappearing Job Opportunities What we need to think about Assurance of income – What can I do now Opportunities – How can I apply technology Change – How do I define a new approach copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 3 A Different Approach 1. Who am I, honestly? What do I want? Is that realistic; If not, what is? 2. Identify the Value-Added 3. Apply Lean Principles 4. Do It Now! Methodology copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 4 2
  • What REALLY Matters? Skills or Traits Experience or Learning Success Drivers 1. Passion 2. Commitment [Can-Do] [Can- 3. Self-Fulfillment Self- copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 5 What work is RIGHT for me? OUR Preferences will define OUR Strengths OUR Strengths will drive OUR Success Work Content Vs Job Title Expectations Vs Job Description Self-Satisfaction Vs Pay Grade copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 6 3
  • YOUR Ideal Job How would you describe it? What REALLY matters? Careful how you answer copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 7 1. Build a Personal Profile Preferences Past Satisfiers Primary Traits and Interests StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath quot;Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?quot; -- Benjamin Franklin copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 8 4
  • 2. Focus on Value-Added Customer Needs & Expectations Review each task and material Does Customer Value = the input cost? Customer Is the effort to satisfy process or customer? If process, can it be eliminated or reduced? Will the customer gladly pay for this? copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 9 3. Apply Lean Principles View work as a “Process” Customer, Start and End, Value-added, Value- Workflow at Macro & Micro levels Shorten the path from Start to End Remove NVA steps, diversions, reviews Document the “Improved” Process copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 10 5
  • Resume` or Self-Evaluation What I’ve LEARNED from what I’ve done What I CAN DO and how I KNOW I can do it How my strengths are RELEVANT to the interviewer HONEST Excitement, Enthusiasm & Commitment copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 11 Performance Review / Interview Do the homework Listen for key words (customers, team, analysis, artistic, results, drivers, sustainability, risk mitigation, etc.) Validate information gathered in advance Note what I have “Learned” Commit to what I “Believe” copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 12 6
  • 4. DO-IT-NOW Methodology D – Direction – of the organization? O – Ownership – of initiative by individual? I – Initiative – personal contribution T – Tasks – action steps to advance effort N – New – work in addition to that underway O – One – first incremental gain planned W – Write – writing will clarify, sell and close copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 13 Summary CANDOR IS KING THINK IT THROUGH FIND THE PASSION “I will find a way to get it done.” ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS FAILURE IS A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 14 7
  • LINKS Becoming Indispensable http://www.ism.ws/pubs/eside/esidearticle.cfm?itemnumber=18979 Assessment http://www.careerkey.com http://www.careerplanning.about.com/od/selfassessment/Self Assessment.htm http://www.assessment.com/ copyright 2009 Supply Chain Advisors 15 8