Career Ready Program                                  Seminar 5: Next Steps                                  Career Develo...
Career Readiness Planning
Career Readiness Planning                                                                Self                             ...
Self Awareness                                  Module 1-2Reflect on your career exploration so far ...• Values• Interests...
Opportunity Awareness              Module 3-4Review your career opportunities• Your career research• Occupations identifie...
Next StepsConsolidating & taking actionWhat will your Career Readiness Plan include?     • Skill development     • Network...
Goal Setting – Some Considerations• Your environment is dynamic ... and so are you!      complex, constantly changing, ada...
Short-Term Goal Setting     specific     action orientated     measurable    Activity!    • Complete the Goal section o...
Another way to set goals ...Career Bucket Lists• Using PebblePad you can create a „Career Bucket List‟ of  the 10 things y...
Professionalism in the Workplace
Professionalism“It takes 20 years to builda reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think                     about...
Professionalism in the WorkplaceCharacteristics of professionals:• Possess specialised knowledge• Competent• Act with inte...
Building Your Professional Profile• Let people know who you are.• Let people know you‟re capable and interested.• Get invo...
Professional Etiquette Tips•   Make it your goal to work well with others.•   Treat people at all levels with respect and ...
Professional Etiquette Tips (continued)•   Avoid getting involved in office politics.•   Try to return phone calls and ema...
Managing Your Career
Strategies for Managing Your Career• Develop professional workplace relationships• Seek feedback from others• Get a mentor...
Strategies for Managing Your Career (continued)• Use appropriate business etiquette• Learn how to network properly• Keep r...
Career Resilience   “I didnt see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could ha...
Resilience The ability to recover quickly from change or misfortune; buoyancy.                                         www...
Strategies to develop resilience• Get enough sleep and exercise, and learn to manage  stress.• Practice positive thinking....
Strategies to develop resilience (continued)• Learn to set and achieve goals, and learn from your  experiences.• Build you...
Building Career Resilience• Accept change as constant• Optimism – view challenges as opportunities• Focus on meaning and p...
My career has not been linear, I   have just made the bestdecision I could at the time”     Tim Costello, World Vision    ...
Planned Happenstance The theory of „planned happenstance‟   incorporates ideas about using skills to    deal with uncertai...
Planned HappenstanceAttitudes helpful when dealing with uncertainty:• Curiosity  Explore new learning opportunities• Persi...
Making the most of opportunities                                   27
Next steps• LMS readings for module „Next steps after I graduate‟• Complete your PebblePad workbook activities• If you are...
Thank youConnect with us via:Web:             latrobe.edu.au/students/careersFacebook:        facebook.com/LaTrobeCareersT...
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Career Ready, Seminar 5: Next steps after I graduate

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This final module is aimed at penultimate and final year students, who are interested in exploring ways to build, maintain and manage their career. It will review learning from previous modules and consolidate these in order to assist you to develop a career readiness plan. You will be given introduction to the concept of resilience as it relates to career decision making and management. Professionalism in the workplace will also be explored in this module.

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Career Ready, Seminar 5: Next steps after I graduate

  1. 1. Career Ready Program Seminar 5: Next Steps Career Development Centre La Trobe Universitylatrobe.edu.au/students/careers CRICOS Provider 00115M
  2. 2. Career Readiness Planning
  3. 3. Career Readiness Planning Self Awareness Gain Opportunity experience Awareness Make Review applications & options and generate make choices opportunities Create an action plan adapted from: /www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/careers/postgrad/phd/making-career-decisions/models 3
  4. 4. Self Awareness Module 1-2Reflect on your career exploration so far ...• Values• Interests• Decision making styleReview your employability skill development 4
  5. 5. Opportunity Awareness Module 3-4Review your career opportunities• Your career research• Occupations identified• Job search methods• Networks• Applying for opportunities 5
  6. 6. Next StepsConsolidating & taking actionWhat will your Career Readiness Plan include? • Skill development • Network development • Acting on opportunity Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Seneca 6
  7. 7. Goal Setting – Some Considerations• Your environment is dynamic ... and so are you! complex, constantly changing, adapting See: Jim Bright; The Chaos Theory of Careers• Therefore: long term goal setting may be of limited benefit• You can really only plan for how you to be successful in this environment 7
  8. 8. Short-Term Goal Setting  specific  action orientated  measurable Activity! • Complete the Goal section of your Career Readiness Plan, recording 1-3 career goals • List 2-4 short term goals that you want to achieve in the next 6-12 months that support your career goals 8
  9. 9. Another way to set goals ...Career Bucket Lists• Using PebblePad you can create a „Career Bucket List‟ of the 10 things you want to experience in your career.• Get inspiration from Pinterest• Items could include; working overseas, becoming an expert in your field, speaking at a conference, changing attitudes to a social issue etc. 9
  10. 10. Professionalism in the Workplace
  11. 11. Professionalism“It takes 20 years to builda reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, youll do things differently.” Warren Buffett• Professionalism: “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person” (Merriam Webster dictionary)• Adherence to professional etiquette and ethics• Related to the person rather than the position• Your level of professionalism can have a long lasting effect on your personal career development. 11
  12. 12. Professionalism in the WorkplaceCharacteristics of professionals:• Possess specialised knowledge• Competent• Act with integrity• Accountable• Calm under pressure• Dress appropriately for the situation www.mindtools.com 12
  13. 13. Building Your Professional Profile• Let people know who you are.• Let people know you‟re capable and interested.• Get involved and take advantage of opportunities.• Be a strong team player.• Volunteer to do extra tasks, projects or committee work (but volunteer wisely).• Find a mentor.• Network within and outside the organisation. 13
  14. 14. Professional Etiquette Tips• Make it your goal to work well with others.• Treat people at all levels with respect and dignity.• Arrive on time for meetings and appointments.• Show genuine appreciation for help.• Keep all promises and commitments.• Conduct personal business on your lunch breaks. 14
  15. 15. Professional Etiquette Tips (continued)• Avoid getting involved in office politics.• Try to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours.• Keep emails professional.• Avoid personal web surfing.• Dress appropriately for the workplace.• Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning.• Don‟t use profanity or slang. 15
  16. 16. Managing Your Career
  17. 17. Strategies for Managing Your Career• Develop professional workplace relationships• Seek feedback from others• Get a mentor (formal or informal)• Join and participate in a professional association• Undertake continuing professional development 17
  18. 18. Strategies for Managing Your Career (continued)• Use appropriate business etiquette• Learn how to network properly• Keep resume up to date• Be prepared to take risks and look for opportunities• Continue to be self aware – reflect on your unique skill set 18
  19. 19. Career Resilience “I didnt see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.[…] Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Dont lose faith.” Steve Jobs, on his being fired from Apple in 1984
  20. 20. Resilience The ability to recover quickly from change or misfortune; buoyancy. www.thefreedictionary.com/resilience Career Resilience can be considered as the ability to bounce back from adversity, adapt to change or to be able to resume your career identity in spite of a career setback. 20
  21. 21. Strategies to develop resilience• Get enough sleep and exercise, and learn to manage stress.• Practice positive thinking.• Learn from your mistakes and failures.• Choose your response.• Maintain perspective and try to avoid blowing things out of proportion. 21
  22. 22. Strategies to develop resilience (continued)• Learn to set and achieve goals, and learn from your experiences.• Build your self confidence.• Take the risks you need to get ahead.• Develop strong relationships with your colleagues.• Focus on being flexible. 22
  23. 23. Building Career Resilience• Accept change as constant• Optimism – view challenges as opportunities• Focus on meaning and purpose• Take responsibility for your career• Develop emotional intelligence• Balance work and life goals 23
  24. 24. My career has not been linear, I have just made the bestdecision I could at the time” Tim Costello, World Vision 24
  25. 25. Planned Happenstance The theory of „planned happenstance‟ incorporates ideas about using skills to deal with uncertainty, and seeing the potential benefits from unplanned events. 25
  26. 26. Planned HappenstanceAttitudes helpful when dealing with uncertainty:• Curiosity Explore new learning opportunities• Persistence Exerting effort despite setbacks• Flexibility Changing attitudes and circumstances• Optimism Viewing opportunities as possible and attainable• Risk taking Taking action in the face of uncertain outcomes (Mitchell, Levin & Krumboltz 1999) 26
  27. 27. Making the most of opportunities 27
  28. 28. Next steps• LMS readings for module „Next steps after I graduate‟• Complete your PebblePad workbook activities• If you are a Work Ready BA or Science student: • Submit your completed PebblePad workbook to the „Career Ready Program 2013‟ workspace • We will notify your faculty that you have completed the program 28
  29. 29. Thank youConnect with us via:Web: latrobe.edu.au/students/careersFacebook: facebook.com/LaTrobeCareersTwitter: @LTUcareersEmail: careers@latrobe.edu.au

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