Compromise versus integrity: practical tips on how to be a career chameleon

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Katie Burn and Kirsty Whitehead
gave this presentation at the Career Development Group's National Conference 2011. The theme this year was : "The Practical Professional", Monday 21st November 2011

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Compromise versus integrity: practical tips on how to be a career chameleon

  1. 1. Photo: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1803
  2. 2. Quick Overview•Introduction/about us•Practical tips•Our experiences•What next?•Comments and questions
  3. 3. Who are we?
  4. 4. “The generic skills which are taught atlibrary school are fine in theory but howdo you prove that you can put them intopractice? In order to do any type ofjob, you have to have the self-belief thatyou are capable of carrying out theduties”.Do skills and professionalism matter? Nicola Forgham-Healey, Sue Hill and Susie Kay. Impact, 6th October 2011:
  5. 5. Tip number 1:Have clearly definedgoals and know yourlimits
  6. 6. Tip number 2:Use challenging situationsto your advantage
  7. 7. Tip number 3:Be able to manageand cope withchange
  8. 8. Tip number 4:Keep developing
  9. 9. Tip number 5:Build effective relationships
  10. 10. Tip number 6:Be proactive anddynamic
  11. 11. What does the future hold? There’s still so much more to learn…
  12. 12. You tell us!Questions?Katie.Burn@york.ac.ukKirsty.Whitehead@york.ac.uk
  13. 13. ReferencesDo skills and professionalism matter? Nicola Forgham-Healey, Sue Hill and SusieKay. Impact, 6th October 2011:http://careerdevelopmentgroup.org.uk/2011/10/umbrella-2011-do-skills-and-professionalism-matter/Library Routes Projecthttp://libraryroutesproject.wikkii.comLIS New Professionals Networkhttp://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/PhotographsChameleon: Africa(http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1803)

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