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Managing careers

  1. 1. Presented by: Awais Ali Twitter: @_AwaisAli Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology Human Resource Management Presented to Mam Khizra Ahmad
  2. 2. Managing Careers
  3. 3. What is Career ? The progress and actions taken by a person throughout a lifetime, especially those related to that person's occupations.
  4. 4. Career Development Career development involves • managing your career either within or between organizations • learning new skills, and making improvements to help you in your career. • Career development is an ongoing, lifelong process to help you learn and achieve more in your career.
  5. 5. Career Stages Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career Decline
  6. 6. Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career Decline A career stage that usually ends in the mid twenties as on makes the transition from school to work
  7. 7. Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career Decline A career stage in which one begins to search for work & find a first job
  8. 8. Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career A stage marked by continuous improvement in performance, leveling off in performance, or beginning the deterioration of performance Decline
  9. 9. Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career A career stage in which individuals are no longer learning about their jobs nor expected to outdo levels of performance from previous year. Decline
  10. 10. Exploration Establishment Mid Career Late Career A final stage of career in which usually marked by retirement Decline
  11. 11. Career Choices & Preferences Holland vocational Preference Model: • People have varying occupational preferences if you think your job is important you will be more productive • You have more in common with those who share similar interest patterns • You have more in common with those Who share similar interest pattern
  12. 12. Holland Vocational Preference Model R I • Realistic(R) • Investigative(I) • Artistic(A) C A • Social(S) • Enterprising(E) • Conventional(C) E S
  13. 13. Managing Your Career Making your career decision • The best career choice is the match between the best you want out of life & what you need
  14. 14. Find a Mentor Develop a Network Support Your Boss Acquire & Continue Upgrading Your Skills Participate in an Internship Find a Mentor Stay Mobile Don’t Stay too Long Think Laterally Select Your job judiciously Stay Visible Do Good Work Gain Control of Org. Resources Learn The Power Structure Present the right image
  15. 15. Select Your First Job Judiciously • One should select the powerful department as the place to start a management career • To start from the powerful department one is more likely to advance rapidly
  16. 16. Do Good Work • Good Work Performance is necessary condition For career success • A marginal performer may be rewarded but it is in short term but his weakness bound him & cutoff his/her career advancement • A good work performance is no guarantee of success, but without it, a successful long term career is unlikely.
  17. 17. Present the Right Image • One should assess the organization’s culture to determine what is the organization’s needs & values • One should need to project that image in terms of Organization’s relationships & culture.
  18. 18. Learn the Power Structure • Understanding organization hierarchy & structure • Who’s really the in charge? • Who reports to whom? • Once an individual has a knowledge of power he can work with more skill & ease
  19. 19. Gain Control Over Organizational Resources • The control of scarce & important organizational resources is a source of power • Knowledge & expertise are particularly effective resources of power
  20. 20. Stay Visible • It is important that your boss & those in power in the organization he made aware of your contribution • Different tactics should be used e.g. distinguish your work from others, give a regular progress report to the boss.
  21. 21. Don’t Stay Too Long • If you really made a difference the accept an early transfer to a new job assignment • One should go for early transfer by moving quickly through different departments • This signals to other that you are on the fast track
  22. 22. Find a Mentor • It is noted that when a good mentoring relationship exists employee stress is decreased.
  23. 23. Support Your Boss • One should make effort to help & support the boss • Be supportive if your boss is under siege from other organizational members • Don’t undermine your boss or speak negatively of your boss to others
  24. 24. Stay Mobile • Don’t stay at one place you should advance yourself to different geographical locations & across functional lines within the organization • Career advancement may also facilitate you to change organization • Working in slow, stagnant & decline organization should make mobility more important to you
  25. 25. Think Laterally • To survive in the today’s management environment you should think in terms of lateral career moves • A lateral thinking gives you a wide range of experiences, which enhances your long term mobility • These moves energize you by making your work more interesting & satisfying
  26. 26. Participate in an Internship • Different organizations want some experience from the applicant this experience can be gained by participating in the internships • Now a days internships are the part of curriculum in the universities • Internships also provide a chance for the employer to assess the internee that he/she is fit for the job requirements or not
  27. 27. Acquire & Continue Upgrading Your Skills • In this competitive management world individuals differentiate each other through skills • Organizations also need those employees who continuously upgrade their skills • Examples MS OFFICE, English Language, Report Writing Skills, Customers & Market Research
  28. 28. Develop a Network • One should develop a relations to the Colleagues, suppliers, customers & so on it can be a useful tool for career development • Developing a strong relationship network help the employee to the advance level of his career
  29. 29. Thank You Any Question?