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Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
Career Management-Your Professional Journey
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Career Management-Your Professional Journey

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A good overview of strategies to deploy in managing your career. …

A good overview of strategies to deploy in managing your career.
A lifelong process of investing resources to achieve your career goals.

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  • 1. CAREER MANAGEMENT YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 2. AGENDA  DEFINITION OF CAREER MANAGEMENT  STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL CAREER MANAGEMENT  NETWORKING AS PART OF CAREER MANAGEMENT  YOUR MARKET REPUTATION AND PERSONAL BRAND  THE VALUE OF PROVIDING/GETTING CAREER COACHING KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 3. WHAT IS CAREER MANAGEMENT?  A LIFELONG PROCESS OF INVESTING RESOURCES TO ACHIEVE YOUR CAREER GOALS  NOT A SINGULAR EVENT (A JOB SEARCH), A CONTINUAL PROCESS  A NECESSITY FOR ADAPTING TO CHANGING DEMANDS  SIMILAR TO GOOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INVESTING ON A REGULAR BASIS YIELDS A HIGHER RATE OF RETURN  FOCUS ON TWO KEY INVESTMENT ASSETS: LIFELONG LEARNING AND BUILDING YOUR NETWORK OF RELATIONSHIPS KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 4. WHERE DO YOU START?  FIRST KNOW YOUR OWN INVENTORY: ABILITIES, INTERESTS, PERSONAL STYLE AND VALUES  EVALUATE THE WORK REQUIREMENTS OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES YOU DESIRE BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY  DETERMINE THE BEST FIT BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CAREER OPTIONS  ESTABLISH A TIMELINE, KEEP IN MIND THE 24 MONTH RULE KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 5. CAREER MANAGEMENT PROCESS-ASSESS YOURSELF  WHO ARE YOU?  WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS?  WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SPACE?  WHAT ARE YOU BEST AT?  WHAT DO YOU VALUE, WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?  WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIAL ASSETS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES?  WHO NEEDS THE TALENTS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES YOU CAN PROVIDE?  WHAT WORK ENVIRONMENT MAKES SENSE FOR YOU?  WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND OR EDUCATION DO YOU NEED TO DEVELOP OR ACQUIRE TO MANAGE YOUR CAREER? KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 6. PLANNING  CAREER PLANNING IS AN ONGOING PROCESS, SEEK TO CLOSE THE GAPS ON YOUR EXPERIENCE TO GET YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL  SET GOALS AND BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT JOB AND WHEN  TARGET POSITIONS AND COMPANIES  NETWORK: TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOTH NOW AND LONG TERM-BUILD YOUR TREE  RECRUITERS: FIND THOSE WHO ARE SEASONED AND WELL CONNECTED AND SPECIALIZE IN YOUR FIELD  SET A TIMELINE WITH SPECIFIC GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS AIMED AT GETTING YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO EVENTUALLY BE  FIND A MENTOR-MORE ON THIS LATER KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 7. The 4-D’s of Career Management  DISCOVERY-KEEP ANALYZING AND LOOKING BACK ON YOUR CAREER TO INDENTIFY WHAT YOU VALUE, WHAT YOU WISH TO AVOID AND WHAT COMPONENTS MUST BE PRESENT IN NEW SITUATIONS  DIRECTION-CONTINUE TO INDENTIFY COMPANIES, PEOPLE AND POSITIONS THAT ALIGN WITH YOUR WORK PREFERENCES AND CAREER GOALS  DISCUSSION-NETWORKING, CONTINUE TO FACILITATE NETWORKING CONTACTS AND MEETINGS THAT ALLOW YOU TO GAIN INFORMATION AROUND COMPANIES AND POSITIONS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TO FURTHER YOUR DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER GOALS  DECISION-WITH EACH NEW ROLE EVALUATE THE WORK CONTRIBUTION AND HOW IT FITS IN WITH YOUR SHORT AND LONG TERM CAREER GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 8. SUCCESS RATES FOR FINDING A POSITION KENT EMPLOYME NT SOLUTION S
  • 9. INVEST IN YOUR OWN CAREER  SEGMENTATION OF YOUR CONTACTS AND REFERRAL SOURCES  ORGANIZE YOUR TIME AND ENERGY ON THOSE SOURCES THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST RATE OF RETURN FOR YOUR INVESTMENT  SPEND AT LEAST A FEW HOURS PER WEEK MANAGING YOUR CAREER AND BUILDING YOUR MARKET REPUTATION KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 10. NETWORKING  RELATIONSHIPS ARE VITAL, STAY ACTIVE AND ALWAYS NETWORK  BUILD A LARGE AND DIVERSE NETWORK-MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALLOWING TIME TO WORK ON THIS EVEN WHEN YOU ARE EMPLOYED  MEETING WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO HOLD POSITIONS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO YOU LONG TERM  REMEMBER, MOST QUALITY POSITIONS ARE NOT ADVERTISED  EXPLORE USING E-NETWORKING  DEVELOP A TRACKING SYSTEM THAT WILL WORK FOR YOU  PAY IT FORWARD KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 11. HAVE CANDID DISCUSSIONS  HAVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT STATE YOUR GOALS AND DESIRED DIRECTION FOR YOUR CAREER  LOOK AT PERFORMANCE REVIEWS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OTHERS SHARE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF YOURSELF  DEFINE A ROADMAP AND TIMELINE THAT WILL HELP YOU TO GET THERE  DEFINE WHERE YOUR CURRENT ORGANIZATION CAN FACILITATE THE GROWTH YOU DESIRE AND WHEN YOU WILL NEED TO FIND ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE  COMMIT TO GAIN BOTH THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE THAT WILL HELP GET YOU TO YOUR DESIRED DESTINATION  BE PREPARED TO REFINE YOUR GOALS AND CHANGE COURSE WHEN NECESSARY KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 12. WHAT IS MY PERSONAL BRAND-ME-INCORPORATED  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?  NAME SOME COMPANIES WITH A BRAND THAT RESONATES WITH YOU  NAME 3-5 QUALITIES ABOUT YOU THAT SUPPORT WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND? WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR?  CREATE A MESSAGE AND A STRATEGY FOR THE BRAND CALLED YOU KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 13. STEPS TO DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND FROM ME 2.0  DISCOVER-WHAT YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR, POSITION YOURSELF IN THE MARKETPLACE  CREATE-BLOGS, RESUME, WEBSITE, LINKEDIN PROFILE, VIDEO RESUME, WHITE PAPER, BUSINESS CARD, TWITTER  COMMUNICATE-LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU EXIST, ATTEND NETWORKING GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS, WRITE ARTICLES AND BLOGS, VOLUNTEER TO DO PRESENTATIONS  MAINTAIN-AS YOU ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER CONTINUE TO UPDATE SO THAT YOUR BRAND IS ACCURATELY REPRESENTED KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 14. Career Mentors  SHOULD HAVE A SIMILAR CAREER TRACK OR BACKGROUND  A PREVIOUS MANAGER-SOMEONE FROM INSIDE YOUR CURRENT ORGANIZATION OR SOMEONE YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR  SHOULD HAVE TIME TO DEDICATE TO THE RELATIONSHIP  SHOULD BE HELPFUL IN FACILITATING INTRODUCTIONS AND HELPING SET THE DIRECTION, ROADMAP AND TIMELINE  CAN BE DIFFERENT PEOPLE AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN YOUR CAREER-LEADERS, TECHNICAL MENTORS, PEERS, PROFESSORS, CONSULTANTS KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 15. CAREER TRANSITION SUPPORT AND CAREER COACHING WHY OFFER TRANSITION SUPPORT TO YOUR SEPARATED EMPLOYEES?  FIRST, IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO  IT SOFTENS THE IMPACT OF JOB LOSS  IT PROVIDES YOUR SEPARATED EMPLOYEES WITH RESOURCES TO PUT TOGETHER AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH STRATEGY  YOU MIGHT WANT TO HIRE THEM BACK AT SOME POINT  IT SENDS THE RIGHT MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO REMAIN INSIDE YOUR ORGANIZATION  IT MINIMIZES LITIGATION  IT DEMONSTRATES THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION CARES  OTHER REASONS? KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • 16. FOR MORE INFORMATION Wendy Kent Kent Employment Solutions and Kent Staffing wendy@kentemploymentsolutions.com (503) 293-JOBS KENT EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS

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