Reinvent Your Career 2010 - How you can make a successful Career Change


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Making a smooth career change, using your skills and experience and moving towards the work you really want

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Reinvent Your Career 2010 - How you can make a successful Career Change

  1. 1. Reinvent Your Career: 11 steps to a smooth Career Change<br />Jenni Proctor<br />Career Clarity<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. What’s changed?<br /><ul><li>A range of jobs
  3. 3. Part time jobs
  4. 4. Portfolio careers
  5. 5. Generic skills
  6. 6. Life long learning
  7. 7. Ability to find and evaluate information
  8. 8. Multiple careers using transferable skills
  9. 9. Expectation of rapid technology uptake and intuitive learning
  10. 10. Job for life
  11. 11. Permanent status
  12. 12. Specific skills
  13. 13. Qualification for life
  14. 14. Knowledge
  15. 15. One career path using the same skill set.
  16. 16. Skill based technology</li></li></ul><li>A career is not a destination………but a journey taken one step at a time.<br />
  17. 17. Resilience<br />
  18. 18. 1. Listen to your dreams<br />What are you trying to achieve?<br />What do you REALLY want to do?<br />What’s stopping you? <br />Are those barriers real or imagined?<br />
  19. 19. Sack the Boss<br />New job<br />Become your own Boss<br />Re-establish yourself<br />Could be similar to past job or could be very different<br />Will it give you the fulfillment you are seeking?<br />Reinvent yourself<br />Complete change of life direction<br />Challenges of self –employment<br />
  20. 20. 2. Reality Check<br />What really matters to you?<br />What have you loved doing?<br />What have you hated doing?<br />What environments impact on your work?<br />What MUST be considered?<br />What’s really stopping you? <br />
  21. 21. 3. Research<br />What is out there?<br />Jobs that are being advertised<br />Jobs that other people have<br />Upcoming industries<br />Government Sites<br /> – The Facts<br /> <br />
  22. 22. 4. Be Smooth!<br />SMOOTH transition<br />What are the links?<br />Same work, different context<br />Same context, different work<br />Different work, different context, same skills.<br />
  23. 23. 5. Product YOU<br />Transferable skills<br />Employability skills eg communication, teamwork, problem solving, technology skills<br />Personal traits eg leadership, drive, energy, empathy<br />Identify the gaps<br />
  24. 24. 6. Goal setting<br />What are your long-term Career Change goals?<br />What are your interim Career Change goals? <br />Set SMART goals<br />Specific<br />Measureable <br />Actionable <br />Realistic <br />Time-bound<br />
  25. 25. 7. What’s your plan?<br />How can you develop the skills you need?<br />Access your network<br />Informational interviews<br />Social media – Linked In <br />
  26. 26. 8. Take action<br />Nothing happens until you do something about it!<br />Tips for Action:<br />SMART goals, clearly displayed, looked at daily<br />Certainty<br />Support<br />Pain – What will your life be like in 5 years time if you FAIL to take action now?<br />
  27. 27. 9. Resilience<br />Deal with the inevitable……<br />Setbacks<br />Barriers<br />Personal doubts<br />Fear<br />Do you need help through this part of the process?<br />
  28. 28. 10. Motivation and Mind Set<br />How will you maintain <br />your motivation?<br />your positive mind set?<br />your focus?<br />
  29. 29. 11. Celebrate! <br />Celebrate each step when it has been completed<br />Really celebrate your successful career transition<br />
  30. 30. A helping hand<br />Out of the frying pan into the fire……………..Ouch!<br />New stage of life - What does that mean in terms of the work you are seeking? <br />Clarify what you are seeking<br />Professional help<br />Counselling, coaching, practical help<br />Qualified in Career Development <br />Where to get help<br />Career Development Association of Australia –<br />Career Advice Line – 13 17 64 <br />
  31. 31. Career Clarity…….for the next stage<br />Webinar series commencing April 14………….Free<br />Any suggestions of specific topics?<br />Workshop in Brisbane soon……I’ll email you with details and special price for people at this workshop. <br />Put your card or email address into bowl to be in the draw for one hour FREE consultation.<br />
  32. 32. Jenni Proctor - Career Clarity<br /><br />jenni@career<br />0413 602096<br />