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Career Development in Challenging Times

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The purpose of this presentation is to give Project Managers the ability to manage their careers with a particular emphasis on the current challenging job market.

Outline of subjects you will cover:

- Understanding & communicating your value proposition
- Best practice in managing your career
- Future-proofing your career
- Tips and tricks to make yourself more marketable

About Patrick Barr

Patrick has 25 years of international leadership experience in operations, supply and strategic management from different industries in the UK, US and Ireland. In companies such as Microsoft, Global OEM, Diageo and British Airways. He is currently the owner & Managing Partner of Barr Performance Coaching. He focuses primarily on • Business Leadership & Performance Coaching, • Business Strategic Planning & Change Management Coaching, and • Career Management Coaching. He’s commitment is to collaborate with clients to design, develop and implement high-quality business, career & personal development strategies. Specifically, he works 1 on 1 and in groups with business leaders, their teams and individuals to improve their performance by helping them become inspirational, open-minded & more resilient leaders. He also wrote the book “The Successful Career Toolkit” – a quickfire guide to mastering business skills, published on Kogan Page website.

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Career Development in Challenging Times

  1. 1. Career Coaching Webinar Patrick Barr Nov 2020
  2. 2. Agenda • Career Planning Framework • Macro • Micro • You and your story Career: Noun > A summary of one’s work history or desired future direction Verb > To hurtle in an uncontrolled fashion towards an unknown destination
  3. 3. Introduction: Paddy Barr BA, DBS, MBA Dip Bus Mentoring Dip Leadership Coaching
  4. 4. Career Planning Framework - Macro Life: ✓ Values ✓ Goals ✓ What will make you feel fulfilled? ✓ Vocation or Career? Personal Attributes: ✓ Competencies ✓ Education ✓ Experience ✓ Performance ✓ Personal Identity ✓ Self limiting beliefs The Reality Check Mortgage Family Environment Purpose: ✓ What will evoke: Energy, Excitement, passion ✓ Type of industry: fast or slow ✓ Scale of Organisation: SME, Multinational, Family
  5. 5. Career Planning Framework - Micro - Get clear on what are the characteristics of a role that you enjoy? - What are the characteristics you want to avoid? What % will you tolerate? - What will/should your next role give you to enhance your chances of getting your N+1 desired role? - What do you have to offer? - Are your skills & experience mobile? “What got you’re here won’t get you there” “Why would anyone want to be led by you?” - Get a mentor - Build your relationship with key individuals in the target area - Ask for advice - Do projects that broaden your remit - Use idea forums to raise awareness of your interest in a topic/area - Join cross group initiatives - Offer help – - Talk to the current incumbent - Do a 360o Feedback loop - Get on a succession slate(s) - Join Networks - Be active on discussion groups on Linked In - Join Industry Associations - Universities - Write an article for industry Publications - Write Blogs - Join Industry “Think Tanks” - Volunteer for Boards - Careers Portal.ie Sharpen the Focus Practical External ActionsPractical Internal Actions Always try to work towards creating options for yourself
  6. 6. Future Proof Competencies Early in Career Later in Career ✓ Attitude ✓ Work ethic ✓ Body Language ✓ Energy & Passion ✓ Being prepared ✓ Willing to Learn ✓ Emotional Intelligence ✓ Communicate with clarity ✓ Authenticity ✓ Recognition ✓ Courage & Confidence
  7. 7. Any questions at this point?
  8. 8. Personal BrandCareer Map – 1 pageSummary • Your Assets: What specificallydo you bring to the party? (Experience,attitude, education, skills,achievements,diversity,international perspective etc) • Allies: Individualswho will support you in business or career growth. What specificallydo they bring to assist you in your career? • Investment: What are you willingtogive/investin your future? What is your bottom line i.e.what will you not sacrifice? • Return on your investment: What will you get if you make the investment in your career? What do you get now & what do you want to get in the future? • Relationships: How you interact – Do your alliesknow your goals? Do your alliesknow how they can help or how you want them to help? • Beneficiaries: Who benefitsfrom your actions & outputs? How specificallydo they benefit?Do they recognise that they benefit?
  9. 9. CareerMissionStatement • I want a fulfilling role that uses my strengths of __________, _______and ___________. Including my _________ and ___________ skills in the area / sector of _____________ or _____________. With an organisation in tune with my values of __________ and ________. Which is a step on the road to my goal of ________________ and _____________ in the next ________ years. And which allows me to _________________ and __________________.
  10. 10. Sample#1 CareerMissionStatement • I want a fulfilling role that uses my strengths of creative thinking, relationship management and drive for results, including my organisational and leadership skills in the area / sector of technology or not for profit. With an organisation in tune with my values of integrity and caring for society. Which is a step on the road to my goal of starting a family and buying a house in the next 5 years. And which allows me to travel and have WLB.
  11. 11. Sample#2 CareerMissionStatement • I want a fulfilling role that uses my strengths of creative thinking, relationship management and drive for results, including my organisational and leadership skills in the area / sector of hospitality or retail. With an organisation in tune with my values of integrity and caring for society. Which is a step on the road to my goal of starting my own business and/or becoming a Director in the next 10 years. And which allows me to travel and have WLB.
  12. 12. Take Ownership
  13. 13. Any questions at this point?
  14. 14. Thank you Q&A Paddy@Barrperformancecoaching.ie +353 86 785 4644

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