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Is it time to transform your career? Successfully navigating a career change requires preparation and planning. We've put together 10 steps to help you give your career a much-needed makeover. View …

Is it time to transform your career? Successfully navigating a career change requires preparation and planning. We've put together 10 steps to help you give your career a much-needed makeover. View this slideshare for advice on how to get started and, when you're ready, visit www.getsmarter.co.za.

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  • 1. 10 Steps to your career makeover 10 Steps to your career makeover
  • 2. Did you know?
  • 3. Did you know? The average person spends an accumulated total of 10.3 years of time at work.
  • 4. Are you investing your time wisely in your career?
  • 5. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling:
  • 6. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Happy
  • 7. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Inspired Happy
  • 8. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Energised Inspired Happy
  • 9. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Energised Inspired Happy Stimulated
  • 10. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Energised Inspired Happy Confident Stimulated
  • 11. Are you investing your time wisely in your career? If you are, you’re probably feeling: Energised Inspired Happy Motivated Confident Stimulated
  • 12. Or does your current job make you feel:
  • 13. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed
  • 14. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed Distracted
  • 15. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed Distracted Defeated
  • 16. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed Distracted Defeated Demotivated
  • 17. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed Distracted Defeated Demotivated Dissatisfied
  • 18. Or does your current job make you feel: Overwhelmed Distracted Defeated Demotivated Dissatisfied Stuck
  • 19. That’s okay.
  • 20. That’s okay. you’re not alone
  • 21. That’s okay. you’re not alone 87% of working professionals worldwide report feeling disengaged in their current positions. [Source:http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/10/10/unhappy-employees-outnumber-happy-ones-by-two-to-one-worldwide/]
  • 22. The Good news is
  • 23. The Good news is We are here to help.
  • 24. The…
  • 25. The… Shape
  • 26. The… Shape Style
  • 27. The… Shape Style Performance
  • 28. The… Shape Style Performance of your career is about to change
  • 29. We’re challenging you to a
  • 30. We’re challenging you to a CAREER MAKEOVER
  • 31. We’re challenging you to a CAREER MAKEOVER [ It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.]
  • 32. Should you choose to accept this CHALLENGE you will need to have:
  • 33. DETERMINATION
  • 34. DETERMINATION Michael Jordan once said I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. [Image source:http://4hdwallpapers.com/michael-jordan-basketball-hd.html
  • 35. VISION
  • 36. VISION Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you. - unknown
  • 37. Confidence
  • 38. Confidence If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. - unknown
  • 39. Commitment
  • 40. Commitment Before you start anything, learn how to finish it. - unknown
  • 41. Ammunition
  • 42. Ammunition If you aren’t willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. - unknown
  • 43. Perseverance
  • 44. Perseverance Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. - Chris Grosser
  • 45. Courage
  • 46. Courage If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. - Seth Godin
  • 47. Ready?
  • 48. Ready? Let’s get started
  • 49. Ready? Let’s get started Your career makeover challenge begins
  • 50. Ready? Let’s get started Your career makeover challenge begins now
  • 51. Self-Evaluate 1
  • 52. 1 Any makeover starts with a “Before” picture. Block off some time to do some self-reflection. Take a long, hard look at your current situation.
  • 53. 1 Any makeover starts with a “Before” picture. Block off some time to do some self-reflection. Take a long, hard look at your current situation. What makes you happy? What frustrates you? What do others value about you? What are you passionate about? How do you define success? What other talents do you have?
  • 54. Scenario-Plan 2
  • 55. 2 There are many options available to you, even if some feel impossible to you right now. Start thinking about what you’d like your “After” picture to look like.
  • 56. 2 There are many options available to you, even if some feel impossible to you right now. Start thinking about what you’d like your “After” picture to look like. Do you want to: Start your own business Get promoted Try something new Change career paths Realise a dream
  • 57. 2 There are many options available to you, even if some feel impossible to you right now. Start thinking about what you’d like your “After” picture to look like. Do you want to: Start your own business Get promoted Try something new Change career paths Realise a dream Choose the paths that appeal to you most, and play out the best and worst case scenario of following that path right now. What’s standing in your way?
  • 58. plot your Stepping-stones 3
  • 59. 3 Often there are short-term actions that you can take, to help you move towards the future you’re dreaming of.
  • 60. 3 Often there are short-term actions that you can take, to help you move towards the future you’re dreaming of. Does your current position offer you opportunities or experience that supports your big vision? Are there courses you can take or groups you can join that can help you achieve your goals? Who should you be networking with to help you on your path?
  • 61. 3 Often there are short-term actions that you can take, to help you move towards the future you’re dreaming of. Does your current position offer you opportunities or experience that supports your big vision? Are there courses you can take or groups you can join that can help you achieve your goals? Who should you be networking with to help you on your path? Sometimes these actions might not feel relevant to your overall plan, but they are necessary.
  • 62. talk to a superior, coach or mentor 4
  • 63. 4 Many people have faced the same challenge you’re currently facing.
  • 64. 4 Many people have faced the same challenge you’re currently facing. Set up a career growth chat with your manager or boss. A real leader will be invested in helping you grow. Identify a potential mentor and drop them a message on LinkedIn to meet you for a career chat over lunch. Employ the services of a professional Career Coach or even learn coaching techniques for yourself.
  • 65. 4 Many people have faced the same challenge you’re currently facing. Set up a career growth chat with your manager or boss. A real leader will be invested in helping you grow. Identify a potential mentor and drop them a message on LinkedIn to meet you for a career chat over lunch. Employ the services of a professional Career Coach or even learn coaching techniques for yourself. Navigating career change requires a psychological change and its important to tap into the experience of others when you do.
  • 66. Embrace your fears 5
  • 67. 5 Fear is often the only thing stopping you from becoming the person you are meant to be. Be aware of your excuses. Are they fear-driven?
  • 68. 5 Fear is often the only thing stopping you from becoming the person you are meant to be. Be aware of your excuses. Are they fear-driven? I don’t have the time. I’m worried about money. What will people think I’m too old. It’s too late for that. I don’t think I’m good enough
  • 69. 5 Fear is often the only thing stopping you from becoming the person you are meant to be. Be aware of your excuses. Are they fear-driven? I don’t have the time. I’m worried about money. What will people think I’m too old. It’s too late for that. I don’t think I’m good enough What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
  • 70. Get a new hobby 6
  • 71. 6 There’s a reason why people invest time and money in pursuing hobbies outside of their careers: a hobby is the perfect way to tap into passion, and passion often equates to happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction. If you don’t know where to start, consider you interests.
  • 72. 6 There’s a reason why people invest time and money in pursuing hobbies outside of their careers: a hobby is the perfect way to tap into passion, and passion often equates to happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction. If you don’t know where to start, consider you interests. Enrol for a cooking or art class Join a running or exercise club Write a novel or start a blog Learn to take photographs Start a book or dinner club
  • 73. 6 There’s a reason why people invest time and money in pursuing hobbies outside of their careers: a hobby is the perfect way to tap into passion, and passion often equates to happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction. If you don’t know where to start, consider you interests. Enrol for a cooking or art class Join a running or exercise club Write a novel or start a blog Learn to take photographs Start a book or dinner club Sometimes, your hobby can even open doors for a new career path that you never even considered. A career backed by passion is a winning combination.
  • 74. Get Inspired 7
  • 75. 7 If your workplace is making you feel stagnated, you need to up your sources of external inspiration. Surround yourself with messages and people who inspire you.
  • 76. 7 If your workplace is making you feel stagnated, you need to up your sources of external inspiration. Surround yourself with messages and people who inspire you. Identify and emulate a role-model; study what they’ve achieved and how. Write a personal manifesto that you read at least once a week. Create a personal vision wall of inspiring quotes and pictures. Attend inspiring talks or workshops, or get lost in TED talks.
  • 77. Invest in your skill set 8
  • 78. 8 A career makeover will require that you learn a few new skills or refresh your old ones.
  • 79. 8 A career makeover will require that you learn a few new skills or refresh your old ones. Investigate the most sought-after skills within your desired industry Identify gaps in your current skill set Seek out practical and reputable courses to help you gain new skills
  • 80. 8 A career makeover will require that you learn a few new skills or refresh your old ones. Investigate the most sought-after skills within your desired industry Identify gaps in your current skill set Seek out practical and reputable courses to help you gain new skills Furthering your studies does not have to mean a return to university. Online short courses are the perfect option if your seeking career advancement on-the-go
  • 81. commit 9
  • 82. 9 Quell your excuses and get to action. Nothing will change until you take the first step. You will make decisions because it feels right at the time, but often life veers in unexpected directions and you might question a few decisions you’ve made. That’s ok.
  • 83. 9 Quell your excuses and get to action. Nothing will change until you take the first step. You will make decisions because it feels right at the time, but often life veers in unexpected directions and you might question a few decisions you’ve made. That’s ok. Develop an agile approach to your career makeover to ensure your commitment never falters. The ability to anticipate and embrace change while you navigate your makeover will be your greatest advantage.
  • 84. Post a letter to your future self 10
  • 85. 10 You’re prepped for success, and about to embark on new direction in your career.
  • 86. 10 You’re prepped for success, and about to embark on new direction in your career. Write a letter or email to your future self that details your dreams, goals, fears, plans and ambitions. Set a reminder to read it at a date in the future; it will serve as the perfect reminder of the progress you’ve made in giving your career its much-needed makeover.
  • 87. GetSmarter offers online short courses designed to help you advance your career or realise a dream.
  • 88. GetSmarter offers online short courses designed to help you advance your career or realise a dream. Browse the full short course portfolio at www.getsmarter.co.za
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