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Career Transition 2003

  1. 1. Transition and Change “ Take the Tiger by the Tail” William L. Ware
  2. 2. New Age Workforce <ul><li>Pre-Baby Boomers (pre-1947) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Financial Ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers (1947 – 1965) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Work Ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental Values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generation “X” (1965 – 1980?) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Workers, Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Personal Values </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Act Affair Function Position Task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A specific duty, role, or function. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A regular remunerative position. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Act Action Labor Operation Task Vocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The labor, task, duty that affords one their accustomed means of livelihood. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions <ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance Course Progression Vocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement, especially in public, professional, or business life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Separation… The Time Comes <ul><li>Voluntary vs. Involuntary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsourced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“You’re Fired” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“You are no longer needed” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Separation… The Time Comes <ul><li>The Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Control… is Lost </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Your Market Strategy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Maintain Control of Your Career <ul><li>Build Your Network </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Control </li></ul><ul><li>Remember… Nothing Lasts Forever! </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1. Managing Transitions <ul><li>A. What It Takes To Succeed </li></ul><ul><li>B. What Does Change Mean For You? </li></ul><ul><li>C. Coping With A Change In Employment </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. The Zeroing-In Process <ul><li>A. Preparation Phase </li></ul><ul><li>B. Market Research Phase </li></ul><ul><li>C. Focus Phase </li></ul><ul><li>D. Closure Phase </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. Preparation Phase <ul><li>A. Begin At The Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>B. Reviewing Your Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>C. Defining Your Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>D. What Is A Strength ? </li></ul><ul><li>E. Taking Your Strengths To Market </li></ul><ul><li>F. Elements Of A Career Objective </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4. Your Resume <ul><li>A. What Is A Resume ? </li></ul><ul><li>B. Key Elements Of A Resume </li></ul><ul><li>C. Choosing A Resume Format </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5. Market Research Phase <ul><li>A. Overview </li></ul><ul><li>B. The Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>C. Formal Market Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>D. Informal Market Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>E. Approach Courtesies & Communications </li></ul><ul><li>F. Identifying Target Industries & Companies </li></ul><ul><li>G. Market Research Summaries </li></ul>
  13. 13. 6. Marketing Communications <ul><li>A. Letters </li></ul><ul><li>B. Telephone Communications </li></ul><ul><li>C. Presenting The Right Image </li></ul>
  14. 14. 7. Closure Phase <ul><li>A. Steps To Closure </li></ul><ul><li>B. Job Interview Process </li></ul><ul><li>C. Three Types Of Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>D. Preparing A “Reason For Leaving” Statement </li></ul><ul><li>E. Interview Questions </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Interview <ul><li>Sometimes seemingly well-qualified job applicants interview poorly because they don’t ask the right questions early in the interview. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Interview <ul><li>By asking the right questions at the right time, you’ll get information that will help you give the interviewer better answers and convince them you’re suitable for the position. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tell Me About Yourself… <ul><li>Who you are – work related </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills or qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize business chronology </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>How qualifications can best serve an employer – transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reason why you are looking </li></ul>
  18. 18. 7. Closure Phase (cont.) <ul><li>F. Questions You Should Ask The Interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>G. Salary Discussions / Negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>H. References </li></ul>
  19. 19. 8. Action Plan <ul><li>A. Keeping Track </li></ul><ul><li>B. Structuring Your Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>C. Stop Procrastinating </li></ul>
  20. 20. 9. Resources <ul><li>A. Directories </li></ul><ul><li>B. The Internet </li></ul>
  21. 21. 10. Comparison Forms <ul><li>A. Company Focus </li></ul><ul><li>B. Job Focus </li></ul><ul><li>C. Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>D. Personal Focus </li></ul><ul><li>E. Community Focus </li></ul>
  22. 22. Your New Career <ul><li>Maintain positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Leave your “Baggage” behind </li></ul><ul><li>Be visible from the start </li></ul><ul><li>Team, tact, & professional </li></ul>
  23. 23. Career Transition <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments ? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>
  24. 24. Contact Information <ul><li>William L. Ware, CMDSM </li></ul><ul><li>U. S. Trust Company </li></ul><ul><li>114 W. 47 th Street </li></ul><ul><li>New York NY 10036 </li></ul><ul><li>212-852-1326 office </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail - wware@ustrust.com </li></ul>

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