The AMADCMarketers Helping Marketers Mentor ProgramSpring 2012Co-chairs –Wendy Roan and Michael Grove      EFFECTIVE CAREE...
Learning Objectives2     Being Strategic in a Job Search     Resume Best Practices     Focused Career Development Plan ...
Being Strategic in a Job Search3    "Strategy is the direction and scope over the long-term which achieves    advantage th...
Resume Best Practices4    “It’s your marketing piece”       Functional, Chronological or a Combination       Targeted   ...
Focused Career Development Plan5    “Most companies won’t hire an outfielder when    they need a pitcher”       Create va...
Networking Plan6    “Where do you spend your time looking?”    Get a Business Card    Prepare an Elevator Pitch       Tra...
Interviewing strategies:    How to Prepare7    The “Tell me about yourself” question.       Behavioral and Situational Qu...
Describe your Competencies    Succinctly with Examples8    “ This is where the preparation really comes into    play”    ...
Personal Branding9    “Where reputation meets reward”       What others think about you.       What do the performance r...
Effective Career Development Strategies10                       Thank You                           Q&A                   ...
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This presentation was presented by Grant Lehman of The McCormick Group to our Spring 2012 Mentoring Program.

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Grant Lehman "Effective Career Development Strategies"

  1. 1. The AMADCMarketers Helping Marketers Mentor ProgramSpring 2012Co-chairs –Wendy Roan and Michael Grove EFFECTIVE CAREERDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES Grant Lehman Managing Consultant The McCormick Group
  2. 2. Learning Objectives2  Being Strategic in a Job Search  Resume Best Practices  Focused Career Development Plan  Networking Plan  Describe your Competencies Succinctly with Examples  Personal Branding
  3. 3. Being Strategic in a Job Search3 "Strategy is the direction and scope over the long-term which achieves advantage through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs of markets and to fulfill stakeholder expectations". Simply put… Strategy is a carefully designed plan of action designed to serve a particular purpose or advantage and achieve a vision.
  4. 4. Resume Best Practices4 “It’s your marketing piece”  Functional, Chronological or a Combination  Targeted  Clear and concise  1 page versus 2 or more  Error free
  5. 5. Focused Career Development Plan5 “Most companies won’t hire an outfielder when they need a pitcher”  Create value  Be realistic  Aim straight  Be flexible  Don’t under value yourself in the market
  6. 6. Networking Plan6 “Where do you spend your time looking?” Get a Business Card Prepare an Elevator Pitch  Traditional ways  Trade groups  Social media and networking  College ties are binding  Give to get – Reciprocity!  Follow up and say Thanks!
  7. 7. Interviewing strategies: How to Prepare7 The “Tell me about yourself” question.  Behavioral and Situational Questions  Be Prepared – Study the Company and People  Dress for success  Be a good listener, take notes  Telephone interviewing  The meal interview  Follow-up and thank you notes
  8. 8. Describe your Competencies Succinctly with Examples8 “ This is where the preparation really comes into play”  Try to best assess what the company is looking for  Any information on company culture will be helpful  Have good examples of how your experience fits
  9. 9. Personal Branding9 “Where reputation meets reward”  What others think about you.  What do the performance reviews say?  References-what will they tell the company where you have applied?
  10. 10. Effective Career Development Strategies10 Thank You Q&A Grant Lehman Managing Consultant The McCormick Group

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