Workshop on early career planning for secondary school students

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Workshop on early career planning for secondary school students

  1. 1. CONSULTANT/ PRACTITIONER REGULATOR/ POLICY MAKER IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES CONSULTANT/ INDUSTRY PLAYER 1997-2004 2004-2012 2012-present MY CAREER…THE JOURNEY
  2. 2. 2012-present  Director/Principal Consultant, Connecsys Sdn Bhd , CNS Group of Companies  Committee member, MAESCO(2012-2014) 2004-2012  Head the Demand Side Management, Energy Commission  Head, EPP9 Project- NKEA OGE,ETP ,KeTTHA  Director of Energy Efficiency, SEDA Malaysia 1997-2004  Energy efficiency (EE) consultants with local and multinational consulting firms, Facilities administrator with an international Integrated Facilities Management Company
  3. 3.  Certified Competent EnMS Expert, UNIDO  Registered Electrical Energy Manager, Energy Commission  Certified Trainer, HRDF  Registered ISO50001 Technical Auditor with Certification Bodies  Registered Consultant, Asian Development Bank  Member of Board of Judges, Asean Energy Awards 2011  Expert Facilitator for EE Policy Workshop, IEA 2012  EE Policy Studies & strategic implementation plan for national & state levels  Expert trainer & speaker for energy management training, seminars and conferences at local & international programs  EE Capacity Development Program Designs  EnMS development & implementation , energy audit & business case proposal preparation & presentation  REEM Coaching for qualified professionals/EE practitioners
  4. 4. AS A PANELIST FOR LIVE SHOWS AT TV STATIONS
  5. 5. Johor FM Sabah FM Pahang FM Melaka FM Mutiara FM, Penang Negeri FM AT RADIO STATIONS
  6. 6. As a guest columnist in THE HEAT weekly newspaper
  7. 7. As a guest columnist in GREEN+, green magazine
  8. 8. IN PRINTED & ONLINE MEDIA NEWS
  9. 9.  To expose & to create the awareness on to the importance of early career planning  Must start at the school level!
  10. 10. Time Topic Duration (Mins) Activities 8.30 a.m Introduction & Objectives 15 Interactive session 8.45 a.m Overview Of Current Career Market Scenario & Basic Requirements 75 Lecture & interactive session 10.00a.m Interest & goal assessment 30 10.30 a.m Break 15 10.45 a.m Preliminary goals setting 60 Workshop 11.45 a.m Initiate & write a career plan 60 Workshop 12.45 p.m Commitment setting & final tips 15 Discussion, Q&A 1.00 p.m End of Workshop
  11. 11. At the end of the workshop, participants would be able:  To explain current key requirements in career market in Malaysia  To explain key factors as a successful student & key requirements for successful career  To conduct assessment on personal interests & skills for preliminary career goal setting  To discuss & prepare a personal career plan
  12. 12. KUALA LUMPUR, 23 September 2013- According to a recent JobStreet.com survey, employers are increasingly looking beyond academic results when it comes to hiring fresh graduates. The NUMBER ONE deciding factor is GOOD INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS…and followed by A GOOD COMMAND OF ENGLISH and the right salary expectation.
  13. 13. Note: A total of 1,019 JobStreet.com clients, managers and senior managers across various industries in Malaysia participated in this survey conducted in July 2013
  14. 14. In November 2011, a Jobstreet poll of human resource managers found that more than 50 per cent of respondents said they were unable to hire the graduates because of "poor communication skills and a notably lack of command of the English language".
  15. 15. Career : Life long learning Tertiary Education: College/University PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION: SCHOOL Lessertimetoprepare&freedomtochoose Foundation Building & confirming targets Leading & exploring the fullest potentials
  16. 16.  S - Self-discipline  U - Ungrudging  C - Commitment  C - Consistency  E - Excellence  S - Supports  S - Sacrifice  B - Berdisiplin  E - Elok Akhlak  R - Rajin  J -Jatidiri  A - Akal  Y - Yakin  A - Amal SUCCESS BERJAYA
  17. 17.  Strong academic qualifications? or  Excellent soft skills?
  18. 18. Academic qualifications Soft skills Measurable from exam results Seen from characters & attitude FAITH = IMAN
  19. 19. 1. Good communication  essential in ANY field › Flexibility to communicate with a range of different audiences
  20. 20. 2. Strong leadership  The ability to truly inspire & instil confidence is at the heart of all good leadership  Some are naturally talented leaders  Some are developed & sharpened through practice ,training & development programmes.
  21. 21. 3. Later thinking  In any career lateral thinking & problem- solving skills will always be beneficial to find innovative, creative solutions to problems.
  22. 22. 4. Key influencer  The ability to talk & negotiate with people at all levels to forge productive relationships & effectively present ideas & opinions
  23. 23.  http://www.educationplanner.org/students/se lf-assessments/index.shtml
  24. 24. Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional
  25. 25. Realistic  Practical, hands-on problems & solutions  Deal with plants, animals &real-world materials like wood, tools &machinery  Outdoor & less paperwork / working closely with others Investigative  Working with ideas  Require an extensive amount of thinking  Searching for facts & figuring out problems mentally Social  Working with, communicating with & teaching people  Helping or providing service to others Example?
  26. 26. Enterprising  Starting up & carrying out projects  Leading people and making many decisions.  Sometime require risk taking & often deal with business. Conventional  Involve following set procedures and routines  Working with data & details more than with ideas  A clear line of authority to follow Artistic  Involve working with forms, designs & patterns  Require self-expression  Works can be done without following a clear set of rules. Example?
  27. 27.  What do you like to do?  Think about experiences you have enjoyed?  What kind of school, religious, social, or sports activities do you like?  Make a list of 5 activities you have enjoyed doing in the past 2-3 years
  28. 28. › Think about what you liked about the activities? › What challenges did the activities offer? › What skills do you need to develop further to continue in those activities?
  29. 29. Evaluate school, volunteer, work, or leisure experiences Make a list of your school activities  Clubs/associations which you joined Make a list of any volunteer work you have done  Social, civic/religious organizations
  30. 30.  http://www.educationplanner.org/stude nts/career-planning/find- careers/careers.shtml
  31. 31.  http://www.educationplanner.org/students/ career-planning/find-careers/career- clusters.shtml
  32. 32. Good Study Habits Good Results Good & More CAREER Options GOOD LIFE! ...and UNFORTUNATELY there is no single formula for a SUCCESSFUL CAREER but still the best thing to do is PLAN and WORK HARD that will keep us ON TRACK. GIVE YOUR BEST SHOT! CAREER Employee Employer/ Entrepreneur What do you love or what do you have to?
  33. 33.  Everyone is born to be successful but our actions determine the final destination that we will reach Here we are today! Future & challenges beyond… The route : Education, skills & best efforts The challenges & risks Supports & assistance
  34. 34.  No matter what you dream of doing with your life… …. preparing yourself for life (and most likely education) after SECONDARY school is IMPORTANT!
  35. 35.  Your school years may be the most exciting & important ones  You have lots of choices to make about what you study
  36. 36. Important to know that the choices you make for each year you are in at school - will affect the choices you'll have for the rest of your life
  37. 37.  No matter what you dream of doing with your life, preparing yourself for more education beyond high school is your wisest plan right now  Whether or not you go on to a college, university, career or technical school, the information & skills you learn in your secondary school classes will always be useful in the world of work
  38. 38. http://apps.moe.gov.my/permohonan_matrikulasi/min_o.cfm
  39. 39. http://www.pendidikanmalaysia.com/2013/09/syarat-memohon-biasiswa-JPA-PIDN.html
  40. 40. http://educationsponsorship.petronas.com.my/
  41. 41. http://scholarships.index.my/
  42. 42.  The strategy for success in both school , university & at work › What do you want? › What you are doing? › Where you are at the moment?  At every class & assignment › focus on that class › that assignment › that grade  Don’t let your attention be diluted with outside interests until your schoolwork is completed!
  43. 43.  Education is your utmost & #1 priority at this time in your life  All decisions & activities must be made around that priority
  44. 44.  Get enough sleep & eat a balanced diet  Stay healthy,and you will do better in school  Junk food, smoking, doing drugs, & staying up all night do not create a successful person!  Take care of you. Your success depends on it! X
  45. 45.  Go to all classes all the time › Skipping class is the best way to fail  Attend every class & be a part of each one  Ask questions &discuss class material with other students  It’s your education…so be a part of it, and strive to be good at it!
  46. 46. At school 1. …………………… 2. …………………… 3. ……………………  At home 1. …………………… 2. …………………… 3. ……………………
  47. 47. SECONDARY SCHOOL PRE-U GRADUATION UNIVERSITY
  48. 48. Your journey to be successful or to fail has started yesterday
  49. 49. Assess your skills & interest Research careers Develop your career plan Start to act based on your plan Review your plan Periodically
  50. 50.  Type of career & interest  Identify requirements from working world › Academic › Skills › Others
  51. 51.  Identify routes/ways to get there › Normal (by application) › Others (by being in touch with the field through academic/non-academic activities)  Identify personal strengths & weaknesses › Enhance the strengths › Overcome weaknesses
  52. 52. Strong academic qualifications may get you to the interview stage, they may not always get you the place or job that you wanted!
  53. 53.  Determine the relationship between skills & interests with possible careers  Once you have found a career that matches your interests & skills… ….you are ready to develop a career plan
  54. 54.  School counsellor, teachers/principal… ….will have the answers or know someone who does to many questions about education after the school  Your family & relatives often have good information Do not hesitate to ask as many questions as necessary to obtain all the information you need!
  55. 55. YOU WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE? With all of the career possibilities available - HOW DO YOU MAKE A DECISION? Once you know what career path you want to follow, HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
  56. 56.  A career plan helps you to › determine your skills & interests › what career best suits your talents › what qualifications, skills & training you need for your chosen career.  With a plan › you can FOCUS on what you want to do & how to get there
  57. 57. Let’s prepare your career plan today…
  58. 58. •More clearly on possibilities available as you move forward Help you to focus •What do you want •Field that you want SPECIFIC JOB/FIELD
  59. 59. › A career goal may help you discover career possibilities you wouldn't have thought of otherwise › There are several job possibilities with any chosen career › A career goal can also guide you into doing what you want with your life
  60. 60.  Determine what you need to do to prepare for your chosen career › Do you need special skills or training?  If so, find out where & how can you gain it › Determine what kind of experience will you need to be successful in the career  Consider an option as a way to get work experience in the career field
  61. 61. Write it nicely since it will become the most important paper for you to refer from today to achieve you dream career!
  62. 62.  CAREER GOAL  QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS  CURRENT PERFORMANCES,SKILLS POSSESSED & RELEVANT ACTIVITIES INVOLVED  TARGETED PERFORMANCES & SKILLS NEEDED  SUITABLE & POSSIBLE ACTIONS TO TAKE
  63. 63. Career goal  I WANT to become a ………………………………………… ………………………………………… ………………………………………… …………………………………………
  64. 64. Requirements  Academic: …………………………….... ……………………………….  Oral & Writing Skills …………………………….... …………………………….... ………………………………. ……………………………….  Soft skills: ……………………………… ……………………………… ……………………………… ………………………………
  65. 65.  Academic Results: …………………………........ …........................................ ……………………………….  Skills possessed: …………………………........ …........................................  Extra curriculum activities: ……………………..... ……………………….. ……………………….. ……………………….  Sport activities: ……………………….. ……………………….. …………………………
  66. 66.  Other requirement: › ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… Qualification:  Bachelor degree/diploma/ certificate/license in …………………………............. ………………………………….. …………………………………..  Competent skills in …………………………………… …………………………………… ……………………………………
  67. 67. Form 1-3 Form 4-5 Form 6/ Pre- U/others …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… ……………………
  68. 68. Form 1-3 Form 4-5 UKM Matriculation UKM DOCTOR (Parent’s wish) • Study hard DOCTOR & ENGINEERING • Had some advices • Still undecided DOCTOR (Parent’s wish) • Study hard ENGINEERING • Made my decision • Started acquiring soft skills intensively MISSED MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE EARLY PLANNING & ACQUIRING NECESSARY SKILLS TO BE MUCH BETTER PREPARED FOR MY CAREER
  69. 69.  At school › In classes › Non academic activities- sports, clubs, uniformed bodies  At home › Time management › Improve in language communication › Self discipline  During school holidays › Visit related places/events › Enroll in relevant courses/activities While socializing with relatives, friends & others
  70. 70.  Knowledge need to be updated  Experiences that need to be gained  Skills need to be built & polished
  71. 71.  Knowledge › Field of interest › Formal/communication ethics  Communication › Writing  Vocabulary and grammar  Effective writing techniques › Oral  Conversation  Language proficiency  Public speaking/presentation capability  Appearance › Physical › Attire
  72. 72.  It’s common to feel low in self confidence or inferiority complex…but
  73. 73.  Decide milestones , timeline & frequency to review – every 6 months/yearly  Record evaluate your performances & achievements › Academic › Co curriculum activities › Soft skills  Check against your plan & targets  Discuss with family/teachers/good friends to review plan based on checked performance for improvement
  74. 74. NOW…  Show your career plan  Read it the person closest to you  Promise to yourself that you will act based on the plan by SAYING “ THIS IS MY CAREER PLAN. I WILL DO IT, I CAN DO IT AND I WANT TO DO IT!” VERY LOUDLY  Put your signature at plan and get someone to sign it as your witness AT HOME/YOUR ROOM…  Show it to your parent/closest person to you  Put the plan at the most visible location to you everyday
  75. 75.  You are what you DID YESTERDAY and will be based on what you DO TODAY.  More RIGHT things you DO TODAY, the STRONGER foundation you will build for your FUTURE.
  76. 76.  All of them faced challenges, failed and working very hard with discipline to be where there are today.  YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL TOO!
  77. 77.  It’s been a pleasure sharing with you today!  SEMOGA BERJAYA! MASA DEPAN ANDA BERGANTUNG KEPADA TINDAKAN-TINDAKAN ANDA SENDIRI PADA HARI INI You can reach me for any query at… zainiabdulwahab@yahoo.com www.dress-to-up.blogspot.com

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