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ONWARD Career Coaching

  1. 1. ONWARD’s 7 Steps to Success Career Coaching Content Created by: Amy McAuliffe Cooper MBA, ONWARD Career Advisor Robert S. (Bob) Plain MS, CCP, ONWARD Career Coach
  2. 2. What are the 7 Steps to Success? <ul><li>Know When it is Time to Engage a Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Stay up to Date on the Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Understand The Marketplace Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with a Coach to Set Goals and Action Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Basic Coaching Strategies and Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue Coaching Leads to Find Hidden Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Complimentary ONWARD Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 1: Know When to Engage a Coach <ul><li>Consider Soliciting a Career Coach if You Are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployed and looking without measurable result </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fearing a re-structure, downsizing, or layoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking to maintain a Competitive Edge in your job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Transition, Switching Careers, or Re-entering after years out of the workforce </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Step 2: Stay up to Date on the Job Market Statistics as of Dec 2009 <ul><li>National Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Overall 10.0 % </li></ul><ul><li>< HS Diploma 15.3 % </li></ul><ul><li>High School 10.5 % </li></ul><ul><li>Some College 9.0 % </li></ul><ul><li>College Degree 5.0 % </li></ul><ul><li>Job Market Weekly Earnings </li></ul><ul><li> 2009 2008 Inc % </li></ul><ul><li>All $ 739 $ 722 2.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Males 819 798 2.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Females 657 638 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree 1,012 1,025 -1.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Degree 1,287 1,328 -3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics indicate unemployment for college grads is half of the overall rate, competition is up but not catastrophic, and employers are slightly devaluing education. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 3: Understand The Marketplace Reality <ul><li>You : </li></ul><ul><li>Are IN CHARGE of managing your career development and progress towards your achieving your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Employers : </li></ul><ul><li>No longer offer job security or company loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Consider knowledge a commodity, and </li></ul><ul><li>Value output and financial results </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST : </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your own security; be LOYAL to yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to expand your knowledge and skills, and </li></ul><ul><li>Answer to personal financial responsibility by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CONSTANTLY upgrading marketable skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing yourself on WHAT YOU WILL DO NOW ! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Step 4: Collaboration with a Coach Provides <ul><li>Job market awareness and skills to navigate the current conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized action plan with measurable outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of your key strengths and core values so that you can effectively explore careers that 'fit' your strengths, life purpose, identity and personality type </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted & traditional job search strategies including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networking tips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Résumé and cover letter techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interviewing preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategies for “good” career decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Insight on the need for a strong support network (spiritual, family, and friends) outside of your process </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 5: Practice Coaching Strategies and Exercises <ul><li>“ It’s About What You KNOW ” so be sure to Know what YOU Know. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you want to do and SAY IT to others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify 50 people to say the following to: “I am looking for a position in _______ using my _________ skills. I would greatly appreciate your help.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rethink Temporary and Contract Work as a means to an end </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer – Give to Get </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a new skill!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Specific position analysis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study the job you wish to obtain, determine the skills it takes to succeed in this job </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Step 6: Leads to Pursue <ul><li>Turnover Numbers provide a clue to the largest sources of job openings </li></ul><ul><li>Where Baby Boomers are leaving jobs is a good place to find new opening requisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary, Contract and Part-time can lead to full-time jobs with benefits </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn – Create a profile and search posted jobs. Recruiters search profiles on LinkedIn to find talent. </li></ul><ul><li>ONWARD ( http://career.alumni.nd.edu ) - Take advantage of the online resources created by Notre Dame for Alumni to manage career development needs and to network with others. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 7: Utilize ONWARD’s Resources <ul><li>Networking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ND Alumni Group on LinkedIN – 13,000+ members, view job postings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irish Online – Perform geographic and company-based searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ND Alumni Clubs ( http://alumni. nd . edu /clubs ) – Become active in your local club </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job Search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CareerShift ( www. careershift .com ) – Search, job listings from multiple job boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ND Job Board – View jobs posted by persons seeking to recruit ND alums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Catalyst for ONWARD – Structured career management process developed by the Mendoza School of Business Career Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Advisor – Assists with explaining ONWARD resources, résumé and cover letter reviews, and job search strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Coach – Work with an Alumni Career Coach to develop plans and learn strategies to help you reach your goals </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. For More Information, Contact ONWARD <ul><li>Contact ONWARD by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (206) 350 – 3949 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ONWARD will respond within one business day. </li></ul>