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Learning The Principles Of A Healthy Career

  1. 1. Learning the Principles of a Healthy Career<br />Diana Miller, President<br />The Career Navigation Group, LLC<br />
  2. 2. Challenges of Working in the 21st Century<br />Downsizing and the economy<br />Increased need for education and skill development<br />Ageism<br />Use of technology<br />
  3. 3. But a college degree is all I need to get a job…..<br />
  4. 4. Challenges of Working in the 21st Century<br />Shifts in products and consumer trends<br />Outsourcing<br />Changes in workplace settings<br />Frequent job changes-every 2.5-3.5 yrs<br />
  5. 5. Current Status of the Workforce<br />In August, the number of unemployed persons increased by 466,000 to 14.9 million, and the unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage point to 9.7 percent.<br />Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (10.1 percent), whites (8.9 percent), and Hispanics (13.0 percent) rose in August. <br />The jobless rates for adult women (7.6 percent), teenagers (25.5 percent), and blacks (15.1 percent) were little changed over the month of August.<br />
  6. 6. Work Strong Your Personal Career Fitness System<br />
  7. 7. Career Fitness Principle #1<br />“You are the captain of your career and the keeper of its health”.<br />
  8. 8. Hopefully this is not you….<br />
  9. 9. As captain of your career, take initiative and plan for your success. Seek employment that allows you to succeed and show your personal best.<br />Look for a job that makes you leave your comfort zone and challenges you. “Elevate your game”.<br />
  10. 10. Find a career mentor…<br />
  11. 11. A successful career wont happen in the 21st century because you do good work for your employer. <br />Instead, do good work for you. It will challenge you and improve your work quality. This practice also improves your marketability.<br />
  12. 12. New Career Imperatives<br />Job security has become an artifact of the past.<br />Career security is the safety net of the 21st century.<br />-sense of pride and fulfillment<br />-networking<br />-allows for occupational strength, agility, and endurance, and mentorship<br />
  13. 13. Career Principle #2<br />“You must exercise your freedom to experience the best of what’s inside you”.<br />
  14. 14. Always consider your options… Be an Advocate FOR YOU<br />Consider….<br />Asking to redesign your job.<br />Different working arrangement (part-time, contract).<br />Changing conditions under which you work (flex-time, telecommuting etc).<br />Seeking a new job with same employer.<br />
  15. 15. 4Risk factors that weaken or wound your career.<br />Lethargy- being indifferent to your career or too lazy to do anything about it.<br />Habit-so comfortable with routine refuse to change.<br />Fear-avoiding challenges<br />Self-satisfaction- being so content with accomplishments stop striving for more.<br />
  16. 16. Is this you in the morning?<br />
  17. 17. “Until you find that work you enjoy, enjoy that work you find”. <br />FenrickRussell<br />
  18. 18. Career Fitness Principle #3<br />“Stretching yourself to achieve a healthy career doesn’t hurt, but instead, empowers you to feel happy.”<br />
  19. 19. Think no pain…….no gain principle<br />Think of a time you found something you loved by trying it even though you didn’t want to…..<br />
  20. 20. Trying something new isn’t so bad…<br />
  21. 21. “What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn&apos;t. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day&apos;s work in his last fifty years.” <br />Stephen B. Leacock<br />
  22. 22. Finding career and life fulfillment<br />Research suggests that its not a job that is rewarding but our work….<br />Several studies confirm most people are most satisfied with their life during their work day and also when they are being challenged.<br />
  23. 23. “Don&apos;t set compensation as a goal. Find work you like, and the compensation will follow.”<br />Harding Lawrence <br />
  24. 24. Career Fitness Principle #4<br />“Your best work never ends, nor does your responsibility for performing it.”<br />
  25. 25. Your career fitness future…..<br />Remember life and Work is a process and a journey.<br />Think of learning daily lessons and mastery.<br />Set goals and timelines.<br />Fight negative self-talk.<br />Find your passion and think TQI<br />Being the best you can be so………<br />
  26. 26. JUST Do It!!!!!!!<br />
  27. 27. Final Thoughts……..<br />“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”<br /> -Alfred D. Souza<br />
  28. 28. Never stop thinking about the impossible……..<br />
  29. 29. Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. --<br />Gandhi<br />
  30. 30. Questions<br />