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C&C session 1

  1. 1. C & C CAREER & COMPETENCE CAREER COACHING GROUP Session 1 Getting started: getting to know each other and career planning Milja Tuomaala & Tiina Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, VALOA-project
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS – GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER <ul><li>1. Where do you come from? -Put yourself to the world map… </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>2. Who are you? What brings you here? </li></ul>
  3. 3. NOTE: <ul><li>Job seeking process during C&C group; </li></ul><ul><li>Finding interesting job announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing one, which you really find interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing application + CV for that one particular job </li></ul><ul><li>Interview simulations for this job </li></ul><ul><li>Start keeping your eyes open for open vacancies! </li></ul>
  4. 4. RULES, IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Sincerity, openness </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Active participation </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>… What else? </li></ul>
  5. 5. EXERCISE 1.1 REMEMBERING MY FUTURE The exercise is found on SlideShare; http://www.slideshare.net/VALOA/documents (C&C training material)
  6. 6. <ul><li>” Every student can have a career in the future, </li></ul><ul><li>but not every student is </li></ul><ul><li>aware of the possibility that they can shape their careers in the future” </li></ul>Mark L. Savickas
  7. 7. WHAT IS A CAREER? <ul><li>Series of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Progress, vertical movement </li></ul><ul><li>Profession, movement between certain kind of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Individual, sequential choises – life career </li></ul><ul><li>Self-satisfying progress and professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in competence, skills, know-how and expertice </li></ul><ul><li>Development process of professional identity (or even personality) </li></ul>Career Services, University of Oulu
  9. 9. GOALS FOR CAREER PLANNING <ul><li>Enhancing self-knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Clarifying one’s own interests and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing goal-orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Defining study- and career plans </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Improving job seeking skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. HIT-AND-MISS OR MASTER PLAN? <ul><ul><ul><li>Making choices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mastering one’s own know-how – knowledge, skills, learning ability </li></ul><ul><li>Creating potential for coincidences </li></ul><ul><li>Building expertise from experience </li></ul>Career Services, University of Oulu
  11. 11. CAREER DEVELOPMENT VS. CAREER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Career development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life-long development process, which includes different work roles and movement from one role to another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target-oriented and conscious activities in individual’s career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career skills </li></ul></ul>International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
  12. 12. ” CAREER BEHAVIOUR” <ul><li>= action related to one’s own career and professional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Inner Pull-factors; values, personal meanings and experiences… </li></ul><ul><li>Social Push-factors; raising from culture and surroundings, role-determined attitudes related to gender, profession and positions… </li></ul><ul><li>Personal factors; traits, personality, self-direction, self-respect, self-cocept… </li></ul>Satu Lähteenmäki
  13. 13. KNOWING YOURSELF AND PLANNING YOUR CAREER  DOING THINGS Knowing Doing Career Services, University of Oulu
  14. 14. CAREER PLANNING AS KNOWLEDGE PROCESSING <ul><li>The Pyramid of Information Processing Domains </li></ul>Thinking about my decision making Knowing how I make decisions Knowing about myself Knowing about my options Metacognitions Decision-Making Skills Self-Knowledge Options Knowledge Gary W. Peterson, James P. Sampson & Robert C. Reardon
  15. 15. <ul><li>Starting point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family, relationships, studying, work history, goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work life knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professions, branch, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competence requirements </li></ul></ul>Information Processing <ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting and specifying your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting smaller steps towards your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete plan how to achieve your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- What skills and experience do I need, how and when do I get those..? </li></ul></ul>Updating your plan Self-knowledge Competence, personality, values, interests, resources, health CAREER PLANNING Career Services, University of Oulu
  16. 16. EXERCISE 1.2 MAP OF WORK LIFE <ul><li>Researching work life… </li></ul><ul><li>Work history </li></ul><ul><li>Competences </li></ul><ul><li>Visions of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions, values, attitudes </li></ul>The exercise is found on SlideShare; http://www.slideshare.net/VALOA/documents (C&C training material)
  17. 17. MY GOALS FOR THIS CAREER GROUP <ul><li>Development of career skills </li></ul><ul><li>My development as ”career researcher” </li></ul>
  18. 18. ASSIGNMENT FOR OUR NEXT C&C MEETING <ul><li>” A challenging situation” </li></ul><ul><li>For next week’s meeting come up with a challenging situation from studies / work / hobbies that you managed to overcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to figure out a situation when you really had to work hard to overcome the challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to describe the situation and how you managed to get through it. </li></ul>