Five Mantras To Make Your Move: For Job Mobility

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As many businesses increase their global footprints, corporate employees have the chance to work anywhere around the world. While job mobility provides the opportunity to develop new skills, broaden experience and cultivate professional networks, how does one prepare for job mobility and maximise the value of such an opportunity when it arises?

For those looking outside of your current industry, what are the important areas you need to take note of to ensure that you are emotionally, financially, and professionally ready for this next step?

Whether you are looking at progression within or outside your industry, in this talk I share some of the practical lessons I have seen work for myself, as well as for peers, when in comes to the development of my career.

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Five Mantras To Make Your Move: For Job Mobility

  1. 1. TOMAKEYOURMOVE FORJOBMOBILITY Nicholas Kontopoulos Global Head of Strategic Marketing Initiatives Customer Engagement Solutions, SAP
  2. 2. ALITTLEBITMOREABOUTME… ANDWHATMAKESMETICK.
  3. 3. about my work and the customers I serve. PASSIONATE
  4. 4. MYOBJECTIVETODAYISTO…
  5. 5. THROWSOME ‘MINDGRENADES’
  6. 6. FIRE-UPYOUR BRAINJUICES
  7. 7. BysharingLessonsandInsightsI've learned on my professional journey so far.
  8. 8. the very first lesson to share with you is to marry a spouse as clever as she is. MYWIFESAYS
  9. 9. Personalitytraits Act One:
  10. 10. INTEGRITYAlways do the right thing.
  11. 11. BEAUTHENTICStay true to yourself, and don't compromise on your core values.
  12. 12. and grow at a natural pace. BEPATIENT
  13. 13. ELEVATEOTHERSWho you believe deserve it
  14. 14. BEHUMBLE
  15. 15. Successfulbehaviors Act Two:
  16. 16. STATUSQUO Don’t be afraid to standout from the crowd by becoming a agent of change. CHALLENGER
  17. 17. DON’TBEAFRAIDTOSHARE But it needs to be informed, as its easy to have an opinion, but an informed point of view requires work. APOINTOFVIEW
  18. 18. CONFIDENCEVS. There is a fine line between the two. ARROGANCE
  19. 19. STEPUPAnd seek out opportunities.
  20. 20. Don’t become complacent and thus become redundant. ADAPTORDIE
  21. 21. TRUSTYOURGUT
  22. 22. USETHERIGHTSIDEOF YOURBRAIN(LIMBIC) DON’TFORGETTO…
  23. 23. LISTENFIRST, ANDNEVERSTOPLISTENING
  24. 24. TELLASTORY, DON’TSELL
  25. 25. Lifelessons Act Three:
  26. 26. KEEPITSIMPLESTUPIDDon't over complicate things. 99% of success in business is derived from plain common sense.
  27. 27. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
  28. 28. LUCKORSKILLKeep an eye out for opportunities, and then act.
  29. 29. Move outside your comfort zone and work internationally. SEETHEWORLD
  30. 30. WHATOTHERS THINK DON’TOBSESSOVER
  31. 31. SHOWME Don’t focus on how much you will get paid, because if you are happy in what you do, money and success will follow. THEMONEY
  32. 32. INJECTPASSION INTOEVERY INTERACTION
  33. 33. SURPRISEAND DELIGHTOTHERS
  34. 34. MyKeyTakeaways Final Act:
  35. 35. PEOPLE Physiological Safety Love/Belonging Esteem Self-actualization Breathing, food, water, sleep, Security of: body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, property Friendship, family, intimacy Self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others Morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts Maslow Hierarchy of Needs
  36. 36. MYTOPFIVEMANTRASARE: 1.Integrity 2.BeAuthentic 3.Becomeagreatlistener 4.EmbraceChange(adaptordie) 5.Exploretheworld
  37. 37. YOUR FAMILY&FRIENDS DON’TFORGET…
  38. 38. THANKYOU!Feel free to contact me at : Nicholas.kontopoulos@sap.com #nicholask71 http://sg.linkedin.com/in/nicholaskontopoulos

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