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C:\fakepath\ceu business school romania econo sofia 2010 workshop

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  2. 2. CEU Business School, Romania<br />www.ceubusiness.org<br />
  3. 3. “It's never too late to be what you might have been.”<br />- George Elliot<br />“If you don't know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.”<br />- A. Armstrong<br />
  4. 4. EconoSofia 2010<br />I Need 3 volunteers!<br />Your Name<br />Your Facultate<br />Your Field of Study<br />
  5. 5. EconoSofia 2010<br />What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?<br />Who Do You Want To BeWhen You Grow Up?<br /> How Will You Know When You Get There?<br />
  6. 6. EconoSofia 2010<br />It is YOUR responsibility to put yourself in the right place… companies used to take responsibility for this in return for your life long loyalty and as compensation for doing a job that was not fulfilling.<br />Question:<br />Would you hire this person? Why or Why not?<br />
  7. 7. Home<br />CV<br />
  8. 8. Is This Your Plan?<br />Work<br />Childhood<br />University<br />Retirement<br />Start Living<br />Die<br />
  9. 9. A Better Plan<br />Work<br />Play<br />Childhood<br />University<br />Die<br />Start Living<br />
  10. 10. The Best Plan!<br />There should be no Difference between WHO you are and WHAT you do!<br />Childhood<br />University<br />Start Living<br />Die<br />
  11. 11. EconoSofia 2010<br />Define: Career Development<br />Assess Where You Are<br />Decide Where You Want To Be<br />Make the Changes Necessary To Get There<br />
  12. 12. EconoSofia 2010<br />First,<br />Assess Where You Are<br />
  13. 13. EconoSofia 2010<br />It does not matter how good you are if you are not in the right place!<br />
  14. 14. EconoSofia 2010<br />Know Yourself:<br />The Types of work you like to do<br />The activities that give you the most satisfaction<br />The environments in which you prefer to work<br />The sorts of people you like to work with<br />The abilities you possess that you’d like to develop<br />
  15. 15. EconoSofia 2010<br />Ask 5 or 6 friends these questions: <br />(I hope you have that many friends!)<br />What four words best describe me?<br />If your best friend asked you to tell her more about me, what would you say?<br />What appears to motivate me?<br />What would be the ideal job for me?<br />What seems to make me most fulfilled and excited?<br />What work should I stay away from, and why?<br />What about myself do I have trouble seeing?<br />What aspects of myself do I need to change to be more successful?<br />What aspects of myself should I not change?<br />Collect the responses and look for common themes.<br />
  16. 16. EconoSofia 2010<br />Sources for Knowing Yourself:<br />Colleagues<br />Friends<br />Family<br />Yourself<br />Imagine that you have just retired. Finish these two sentences:<br />1. I am most proud of ______________<br />2. I wish I had done more of _________<br />
  17. 17. EconoSofia 2010<br />“Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong. More often, people know what they are not good at – and even then, more people are wrong than right.” – Peter Drucker<br />
  18. 18. EconoSofia 2010<br />Second,<br />Decide Where You Want To Be<br />
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  20. 20. A quick diversion <br />Scalable vs. non-Scalable<br />Pro’s & Con’s<br />Winner Take All<br />Distribution of $$$$<br />Careers fall into one of these two categories. <br />
  21. 21. EconoSofia 2010<br />“Managing Oneself” by Peter Drucker<br />Five key questions:<br />What are my strengths?<br />How do I work?<br />What are my values?<br />Where do I belong?<br />What can I contribute?<br />“Do not try to change yourself – you are unlikely to succeed. Work to improve the way you perform.”<br />- Drucker<br />
  22. 22. Interests vs. Values vs. Skills<br />The next 3 slides will go into more detail<br />(Sorry if it gets a little boring)<br />
  23. 23. EconoSofia 2010<br />Your Core Business Interests<br />(Warning: this is my most boring slide. Now would be a good time to check your text messages if you need to!)<br />It has been shown that these core business interests change little, if at all, over time.<br />(Whereas your work values and skills may shift over time.)<br />
  24. 24. EconoSofia 2010<br />Work Values<br />What motivates you? <br />An environment of openness and friendliness?<br />Access to experts in the industry?<br />Good health and childcare benefits?<br />Stock options and profit sharing<br />Flex-time, telecommuting?<br />Cash?<br />
  25. 25. EconoSofia 2010<br />Your Skills<br />These can be a lot of things:<br />Using your hands<br />Using words<br />Using your senses<br />Using numbers<br />Using creativity<br />Using artistic abilities<br />Using leadership<br />Keep in mind:<br /><ul><li>Skills are a “threshold” variable (ex.: TOEFL)
  26. 26. Skills can be altered
  27. 27. Everyone has weaknesses
  28. 28. Weigh the cost/benefit of developing a new skill </li></ul>Transferable <br />vs. <br />Non-Transferable Skills<br />
  29. 29. EconoSofia 2010<br />Third,<br />Make The Changes Necessary To Get There<br />
  30. 30. EconoSofia 2010<br />You Need to Prepare for you career just like you would to master an instrument or to prepare for your final university exams.<br />Make a plan:Example - For every hour you spend on the internet, spend 10 minutes on career planning. Keep track of the hours and once a week or once a month use the accumulated career planning time.<br />
  31. 31. EconoSofia 2010<br />The “Breaking Through” exercise (hand-out)<br />Seven self-assessments:<br />Career Snapshot<br />Competence Assessment<br />Credibility Assessment<br />Confidence Worksheet<br />Relationship Assessment<br />Relationship Worksheet<br />Next Steps<br />
  32. 32. EconoSofia 2010<br />What is the answer?<br />Find development opportunities at your company:<br />What career ladders are available to me right now?<br />Am I in a position to take advantage of them?<br />Have I identified and made some provisions for the skills and experiences I will need to climb to the next level? (Training)<br />What can I do to get “unstuck” from a career plateau?<br />Find a Mentor<br />
  33. 33. Remember to start living!<br />No Difference between WHO you are and WHAT you do!<br />Childhood<br />University<br />Start Living<br />Die<br />
  34. 34. Recommended Readings<br />“The Black Swan” - NassimTaleb<br />“Fooled By Randomness” – NassimTaleb<br />“Outliers: The Story of Success” – MalcomGladwell<br />“The Tipping Point” – MalcomGladwell<br />“Freakonomics” - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<br />“SuperFreakonomics” - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<br />“The 4-Hour Workweek” - Timothy Ferriss<br />“When Genius Failed” - Roger Lowenstein<br />
  35. 35. EconoSofia 2010<br />