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WEBINAR
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Meet Carlos Rivas
College Student, Double
Major in Government &
Spanish
Volunteer Work
Activities
On-Campus Position
Inter...
Open-Mindedness
Proactive Behavior
Creative Thinking
Mentoring
/Sponsorship
Personal Branding
Lifelong Learning
Jessica Bu...
Clear idea of career path and long-term goals
One career for a lifetime
Career-related college major
Higher education not ...
TODAY’S CAREER REALITIES
Uncertain future economy
Multiple jobs and careers
Wide range of skills are needed
Higher educati...
Clear idea of career path and long-term goals
One career for a lifetime
Career-related college major
Higher education not ...
Transferable skills
The 3 R’s 4 C’S
BASIC SKILLS CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
READING, WRITING, MATH COMMUNICATIO...
What is
open-mindedness?
The Growth Mindset –
Carol Dweck
The benefits of
open-mindedness
Avoiding myside bias
EMBRACE OPE...
DEMONSTRATE PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR
What is proactive behavior?
How to demonstrate
proactive behavior:
 Participate in activit...
EFFECTIVE MENTORING
The benefits of mentor relationships
A mentor acts as a sponsor when he/she
does two or more of the fo...
INCREASE YOUR CREATIVITY
Daniel Pink’s Six Senses
Design
Story
Symphony
Empathy
Play
Meaning
Daniel H. Pink, A Whole New M...
I’m a person, not a brand!
Identify your brand
Demonstrate your personal
brand in your job search tools
“Your premium bran...
WORK WITH MEANING
A life worth living
Why work that is meaningful … or fun,
creative, connected, engaging,
interesting … i...
Jessica Burns
Cara S.
TODAY’S SUCCESS STORIES ARE DIFFERENT
Carlos Rivas
IN THE REAL WORLD, THEY ADD VALUE
… AND GET NOTICED
From Jessica’s Mentor
What is career development?
1. Know Yourself
2. Explore Your Options
3. Market Yourself
The relationship between skills, t...
A THEORY TO HELP US CREATE OPPORTUNITY
Luck is No Accident - John Krumboltz
Happenstance Learning Theory: Planned and unpl...
BUILDING A SYSTEM FOR SELF-REFLECTION:
PORTFOLIO THINKING
From Creating Career Success (Fabricant, Stark, and Miller,
2014...
FROM UNCERTAIN TO CONFIDENT & OPEN-MINDED
 Understand the process of career development
 Your Flexible Plan: Plan of Act...
CREATING CAREER SUCCESS:
A FLEXIBLE PLAN FOR THE WORLD OF
WORK, 1e
Brings real-world concepts to life with tools and
strat...
QUESTIONS &
DISCUSSION
www.cengage.com
Preparing Students for Career Success
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Preparing Students for Career Success

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Presented by: Francine Fabricant, MA, EdM - Lecturer at Hofstra University Continuing Education

It is possible for today's students to look at an unpredictable world and feel confident about their career potential. Students are facing a rapidly-changing, technologically-advanced, global economy, where job security is a thing of the past. To help students feel more secure and optimistic, they need a new set of tools.
Using strategies from the latest academic research and best-selling authors, we'll explore the new skills for career success, including open-mindedness, proactive behavior, creative thinking, sponsorship, personal branding, and lifelong learning. We'll also discuss how structured tools can help your students, such as a career portfolio and a flexible plan of action.

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Preparing Students for Career Success

  1. 1. WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
  2. 2. Meet Carlos Rivas College Student, Double Major in Government & Spanish Volunteer Work Activities On-Campus Position Internships SETTING THE STAGE FOR OPPORTUNITY
  3. 3. Open-Mindedness Proactive Behavior Creative Thinking Mentoring /Sponsorship Personal Branding Lifelong Learning Jessica Burns Cara S. COMMON THEMES OF SUCCESS STORIES
  4. 4. Clear idea of career path and long-term goals One career for a lifetime Career-related college major Higher education not as critical Fewer new career skills needed Slow technological change Career & job security Linear career path Steadily rising salary Largely homogenous workforce Early retirement with pension Mad Men season 5 cast photo Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC CAREER LANDSCAPE IN THE PAST
  5. 5. TODAY’S CAREER REALITIES Uncertain future economy Multiple jobs and careers Wide range of skills are needed Higher education = Higher pay Lifelong learning Rapid technological advances Career & Job Insecurity Reinvention & nonlinear career paths Salary fluctuation Diverse Collaborative Workforce Retirement Instability © istockphoto.com/monkeybusinessimages
  6. 6. Clear idea of career path and long-term goals One career for a lifetime Career-related college major Higher education not as critical Fewer new career skills needed Slow technological change Career & job security Linear career path Steadily rising salary Largely homogenous workforce Early retirement with pension Uncertain future economy Multiple jobs and careers Wide range of skills are needed Higher education = Higher pay Lifelong learning Rapid technological advances Career & Job Insecurity Reinvention & nonlinear career paths Salary fluctuation Diverse Collaborative Workforce Retirement Instability SIDE BY SIDE … IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD OF WORK
  7. 7. Transferable skills The 3 R’s 4 C’S BASIC SKILLS CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING READING, WRITING, MATH COMMUNICATION COLLABORATION AND TEAM BUILDING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Self-management and professional skills PROFESSIONALISM, ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR, TIME MANAGEMENT, HARD- WORKING, ATTENTIVE, INTERESTED, ENGAGED, PREPARED, ENTHUSIASTIC, DRESSED APPROPRIATELY, RESPECTFUL, AND MORE. Career-related or technical skills (the “career” equivalent of the 3 “R’s”) PROGRAMMING SKILLS FOR A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER, SEWING OR TAILORING FOR A CAREER IN FASHION DESIGN, HOW TO COMPLETE AN INTAKE FOR A THERAPIST, FAMILIARITY WITH ANATOMY FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER, ETC. REQUIRING A BROADER SET OF CAREER SKILLS Source: www.p21.org
  8. 8. What is open-mindedness? The Growth Mindset – Carol Dweck The benefits of open-mindedness Avoiding myside bias EMBRACE OPEN-MINDEDNESS © MorganStudio
  9. 9. DEMONSTRATE PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR What is proactive behavior? How to demonstrate proactive behavior:  Participate in activities  Do extra work  Help others  Decide when to be proactive  Listen for specific needs  Evaluate your environment Why does it matter? © Vlad Teodore
  10. 10. EFFECTIVE MENTORING The benefits of mentor relationships A mentor acts as a sponsor when he/she does two or more of the following:  Expand the perception of what the protégé can do  Facilitate connections between the protégé and senior leaders  Promote the protégé’s visibility  Open up career opportunities for the protégé  Offer advice on the protégé ‘s appearance and executive presence  Make connections for the protégé outside the company  Give advice to the protégé The extra benefits of sponsorship Hewlett, Sylvia Ann. “The Real Benefit of Finding a Sponsor.” HBR Blog Network. 2011. Also, see her book: Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor (2013) © Photographee.eu
  11. 11. INCREASE YOUR CREATIVITY Daniel Pink’s Six Senses Design Story Symphony Empathy Play Meaning Daniel H. Pink, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future (2005)
  12. 12. I’m a person, not a brand! Identify your brand Demonstrate your personal brand in your job search tools “Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business” —Warren Buffet BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BRAND Images: © Coca-Cola, Various advertisements
  13. 13. WORK WITH MEANING A life worth living Why work that is meaningful … or fun, creative, connected, engaging, interesting … is a better long-term bet Flow Aiming to flourish  Positive emotion  Engagement  Positive relationships  Meaning  Accomplishment From “The School of Athens” by Raphael (1509)
  14. 14. Jessica Burns Cara S. TODAY’S SUCCESS STORIES ARE DIFFERENT Carlos Rivas
  15. 15. IN THE REAL WORLD, THEY ADD VALUE
  16. 16. … AND GET NOTICED From Jessica’s Mentor
  17. 17. What is career development? 1. Know Yourself 2. Explore Your Options 3. Market Yourself The relationship between skills, talents, interests, education, experience and opportunity. How can you help your students succeed in this journey? SELF-AWARENESS, CAREER KNOWLEDGE, & SELF-MARKETING SAVVY
  18. 18. A THEORY TO HELP US CREATE OPPORTUNITY Luck is No Accident - John Krumboltz Happenstance Learning Theory: Planned and unplanned events Increase the likelihood of opportunities • Take up a hobby • Apply for an internship • Participate in a school project • Meet new people • Join a club or group Recognize & take advantage of opportunities • Be prepared • Recognize potential opportunities • Initiate actions after you recognize an opportunity
  19. 19. BUILDING A SYSTEM FOR SELF-REFLECTION: PORTFOLIO THINKING From Creating Career Success (Fabricant, Stark, and Miller, 2014) Portfolio thinking involves: - reviewing past successes to highlight skills, abilities, interests, and values, and then - using these insights to see skills gaps and develop appropriate plans (Borgen and Amundson, 2001). Developing a career portfolio also has been shown to help people: - recognize personal accomplishments, - enhance career resilience, and - lead people to consider an expanded range of career options (Borgen, Amundson, and Reuter, 2004).
  20. 20. FROM UNCERTAIN TO CONFIDENT & OPEN-MINDED  Understand the process of career development  Your Flexible Plan: Plan of Action Plan of Analysis  Ongoing career management “You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” —Steve Jobs
  21. 21. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS: A FLEXIBLE PLAN FOR THE WORLD OF WORK, 1e Brings real-world concepts to life with tools and strategies to help students create a self-directed, flexible plan for their own career success. http://bitly.com/fabricant1 FOR MORE INFORMATION
  22. 22. QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION
  23. 23. www.cengage.com

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