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The Resonating Career

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Presentation I pulled together to share with SJSU graduating class on career tips and lessons learned.

Presentation I pulled together to share with SJSU graduating class on career tips and lessons learned.

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  • 1. THE RESONATING CAREERPractical Career Management methods that transcend time, professions and industries.
  • 2. ABOUT THE SPEAKER CAREER BIO • Mr. Cheng is currently the Vice President and General Manager of KAMET Manufacturing Solutions, an international provider of Engineering, Build to Print and Contract Manufacturing services, serving the Hi-Tech Semiconductor, Medical and Aerospace/Defense Industries. Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of growth and profitability of the corporation. • Mr. Cheng is also an industry Educator and Consultant working with knowledge brokers like Gerson Lehrman Group, Coleman Research, Guidepoint Global, Primary Insight, and Cognolink educating and increasing clients’ understanding of technology and trends in industry. • During Mr. Cheng’s 15 year tenure at Applied Materials. He held leadership positions in Global Production Engineering, Operations Research, Global Supply Chain Donald Cheng is an Electrical Management, Regional Total Quality Engineer professional with a Management and Manufacturing Operations. During his tenure, Applied Materials delivered successful career spanning across highest record revenues, implemented global three industries and progressively sourcing strategies, implemented LEAN manufacturing and achieved consistent climbed the ladder in four career improvement in overall performance. professions. Each time starting as • Prior to Applied Materials, Mr. Cheng spent an individual contributor and rising over 8 years in the Aerospace & Defense Industry, most notably at Lockheed Space the ranks into executive Operations where, as a Systems Engineer, he management. He is also an designed automated cloud hardware switching educator, consultant, author, speake systems using knowledge based Artificial Intelligence heuristics. r and enjoys the life long journey of • Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Science and learning. Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, NAPCEP Certified and has received numerous awards of excellence from every industry he has served.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 3. TALKING POINTS  Every generation of graduates faces challenges entering into the work place.  Finding a Job in a Jobless market only creates fierce competition.  Job seekers need to show distinction along with breadth and depth of value.  This is not your father’s job market anymore.  Job skills now change every 3-4 years.  Career Management is a life long journey that begins with a direction.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 4. TALKING POINTS  No matter where you are at in your career map there are a handful of concepts that has stood the test of time and transcends career paths and industries. What ever direction you take, remember to learn and enjoy the journey along the wayThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 5. THE RESONATING CAREER  The Resonating Career, Resonate means: is a career which is harmonious with who you 1. To correspond closely or are and what your current or harmoniously with potential employer needs. The 2. To expand, to intensity, or amplify result is a mutual success that is intensified and amplified as you progress and fine tune your skills.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 6. THE BUSINESS OF YOUCareer Management is your business
  • 7. THE BUSINESS OF YOU  PREMISE:  You are the CEO of YOU  WHAT IS YOU’s:  Value Add  Passion  Interests  Specialization  Core CompetencyThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 8. MARKETING YOU  What is your target market(s)?  Do you have a brand image?  Do you have a message?  What is your distinction?  Why hire you?The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 9. BRANDING YOU  Reputationu 8  Characteru  Perceptionu  Ethicsu  Code of u=1 Conductu  OpinionuThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 10. UTILIZING NETWORKS Strategic Use Tactical Use  Professional  Applying for jobs Societies online  Professional  Job fairs Organizations  Walking in a  Professional resume networks  Asking around  Publishing your  Newspaper ads work  Cold calling  Find mentors Goal Goal • Building your • Getting hired credentials & brand • Attract recruitersThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 11. SOCIAL VS PROFESSIONALThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 12. THE YOU, INC BUSINESS PLAN Avoid “Analysis Paralysis”The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 13. ANALYSIS PARALYSIS  Plans are a living document  No plan is perfect, but should be well thought out  Plans are made to be changed, adjust as needed  Don’t obsess over it, revisit it after a period of time and look at it with a fresh pair of eyes  Remember that creation of the plan is not the end goal  Adopt a continuous improvement over time approach rather trying to craft the perfect plan  Execute!, Execute!, Execute!The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 14. TOP GRADINGHow business’ manage employee performance
  • 15. TOP GRADING Top Grading is a systematic approach to assessing candidates and employees alike based on the overall groups performance. “C”- “B”- “A”- Player Player PlayerThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 16. TOP GRADING Companies are dynamic and complex organisms that change and evolve over time. To remain in tune with your employer or to amplify your impact, you must make fine tuning to your performance and approach to remain effective in our career. Those who do not, may find themselves falling into a different player group.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 17. RESULTS LEAD TO RESONANCE As part of a company’s organization the “A” Players and the “B+” Players are in a unique position to help lead teams to achieving critical business objectives. Such results are cumulative and creates an organizational resonance over time.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 18. CAREER PITFALLSLessons learned and words of wisdom for fine tuning your career performance
  • 19. CAREER PITFALLS Who is my Career Manager ? Hope is not a Strategy nor does it floatThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 20. CAREER PITFALLS Being a self fulfilling prophecy A little dirty politics never hurts anyoneThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 21. CAREER PITFALLS Complacency breeds obsolescence Attitude is everythingThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 22. CAREER PITFALLS Be aware of your surroundings Sometimes you need to take career detoursThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 23. CAREER PITFALLS Not making an exit plan No mentors nor staying connectedThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 24. CAREER WAYPOINTS Jobs are waypoints in your career Wouldn’t it be nice if there Assess your app for careera year was an resume once Ask yourself: management?  What did you add?  Are you adding results or activities  Have you been doing the same job for over 3-4 years?  Is there a trend and direction to the narrative of your resume?  Is the trend pointing you in the If direction fallen want to of the career you have you into any go? pitfalls then learn from them and make corrective actionsThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 25. ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY? Hope is not a strategy Luck is not a factor Fear is not an option
  • 26. ARE YOU PREPARED?  Opportunities may come without notice  The next business associate you meet may be your next boss  Do you have an elevator speech?The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 27. THE GLOBAL MARKET  Electronic Connectivity has made the world smaller  Opening up new markets and opportunities  This also means opening up to global competition  You are no longer “keeping up with the Joneses”, but also the Silva’s, Ivanov’s, Patel’s and Wang’s.The Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 28. FINDING YOUR NICHE  Gather market intelligence: stay abreast of industry trends and raise awareness of areas of growth  Know the types of products or services that are in the market segment of interest  Perform Supply Chain forensics  Understand the market segments  Know the objectives that are being served  What are the innovations and convergences that will create opportunitiesThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 29. SUMMARY  Develop the business plan of YOU  Know what your distinctions are and where you can be of most value  Success is when Opportunity meets preparation, so do your homework  Manage your career  Avoid analysis paralysis and career pitfalls  Find a mentor and grow your network  Achieving resonance requires occasional adjustments to stay in tune or to amplifyThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng
  • 30. MAY YOU RESONATE WITH SUCCESSThe Resonating Career by: Donald Cheng

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