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C&C session 2

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How to become aware of your strengths and skills?

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C&C session 2

  1. 1. C & C CAREER & COMPETENCE CAREER COACHING GROUP Session 2 How to become aware of your strenghts and skills? Milja Tuomaala & Tiina Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, VALOA-project
  2. 2. CAREER COMPETENCES - KNOW WHY, KNOW HOW, KNOW WHOM <ul><li>Motivation – Why am I making certain choices? What motivates me to choose certain career, job and life style? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Values, attitudes, needs (motivation), identity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills – How is my know-how compounded? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills, expertise, prowess, tacit vs. conscious knowledge, experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networks – Who do I know? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships, connections </li></ul></ul>Maria Järlström
  3. 3. EXERCISE 2.1 CHALLENGING SITUATION The exercise is found on SlideShare; http://www.slideshare.net/VALOA/documents (C&C training material)
  4. 4. ADDUCING MY SKILLS AND KNOW-HOW <ul><li>Starting point for job seeking process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying your own skills and know-how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to describe it with examples and achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s important to believe in your personal competence, but also to recognize the areas you need to develop. </li></ul><ul><li>Read through job announcements carefully: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the employers looking for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailoring the applications and CV according to that </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. EXERCISE 2.2 ACCOMPLISHMENTS WORKSHEET The exercise is found on SlideShare; http://www.slideshare.net/VALOA/documents (C&C training material)
  6. 6. EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCE <ul><li>What kind of competences and skills you’ve got? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have some special skills that you could emphasis? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of assigments you have succeeded best in your previous jobs? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of assigments have been most challenging / difficult for you? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of skills and competences you need to develope / gain more? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your best achievement so far? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learned from your previous employments? </li></ul>
  7. 7. ASSIGNMENT FOR OUR NEXT C&C MEETING <ul><li>” Taito-Ura” Self-Assessment Tool </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uraohjaus.net/DefaultUK.aspx </li></ul>

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