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CAREER SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENTWBS PERSONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM &WBS MENTORING PROGRAMME<br />Don Barratt & Sarah Jackson...
Some of the skills you will need<br /><ul><li>Up to date knowledge of the current market
Permanent
Interim
Establishing a business
CV & covering letter preparation
How to Job search
Networking
Direct applications </li></ul>(business and recruiter)<br /><ul><li>Recruiters
On-line
Face to face Interview techniques
Telephone Interview techniques
Employer selection</li></ul>BUT: IT ISN’T A SCIENCE!!!<br />
There are different requirements for:<br /><ul><li>Newly Graduated
MBA
Career moves
Voluntary
Involuntary
Career changes
Private, Public and Third Sectors</li></li></ul><li>It always helps to have a plan!<br />Where I want to be 10-20 years ti...
1 February, 2011<br />
WHERE TO START?<br />
<ul><li>Self Assessment
 Strengths & Achievements
  What do I have to offer?</li></ul>ACCORD MODEL ©<br /><ul><li>Offer
 First 90 Days
 Contribution
 Moving On
Values
Goals
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Career Development Presentation - 11 Feb 2011 - Mentoring best practice

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WBS Mentoring programme 2011-
Careers Development session by Sarah Jackson and Don Barratt. Useful self analysis tools and tips on career development

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Career Development Presentation - 11 Feb 2011 - Mentoring best practice

  1. 1. CAREER SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENTWBS PERSONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM &WBS MENTORING PROGRAMME<br />Don Barratt & Sarah Jackson<br />Feb 11th 2011<br />
  2. 2. Some of the skills you will need<br /><ul><li>Up to date knowledge of the current market
  3. 3. Permanent
  4. 4. Interim
  5. 5. Establishing a business
  6. 6. CV & covering letter preparation
  7. 7. How to Job search
  8. 8. Networking
  9. 9. Direct applications </li></ul>(business and recruiter)<br /><ul><li>Recruiters
  10. 10. On-line
  11. 11. Face to face Interview techniques
  12. 12. Telephone Interview techniques
  13. 13. Employer selection</li></ul>BUT: IT ISN’T A SCIENCE!!!<br />
  14. 14. There are different requirements for:<br /><ul><li>Newly Graduated
  15. 15. MBA
  16. 16. Career moves
  17. 17. Voluntary
  18. 18. Involuntary
  19. 19. Career changes
  20. 20. Private, Public and Third Sectors</li></li></ul><li>It always helps to have a plan!<br />Where I want to be 10-20 years time<br />Plot the path<br />Where I am now<br />PULL FROM THE FUTURE – DON’T PUSH FROM THE PRESENT<br />
  21. 21. 1 February, 2011<br />
  22. 22. WHERE TO START?<br />
  23. 23. <ul><li>Self Assessment
  24. 24. Strengths & Achievements
  25. 25. What do I have to offer?</li></ul>ACCORD MODEL ©<br /><ul><li>Offer
  26. 26. First 90 Days
  27. 27. Contribution
  28. 28. Moving On
  29. 29. Values
  30. 30. Goals
  31. 31. Fit
  32. 32. Campaign
  33. 33. Networks
  34. 34. Roadblocks
  35. 35. Back-up
  36. 36. Career Plan
  37. 37. USP
  38. 38. Assessment Methods</li></ul>- CV, Cover Letters<br /><ul><li>Interviews
  39. 39. Assessment Centres
  40. 40. Market
  41. 41. Research
  42. 42. Routes to Success </li></li></ul><li>Realise 2<br />
  43. 43. Career Leader<br />
  44. 44. Career/Future Plan<br />Goals and aspirations:<br />Where have you come from?<br />Short Term<br />Mid Term (2-5 yrs)<br />Long Term >5yrs<br />Professional<br />Personal<br />Knowledge, experience, strengths, achievements <br />Gap Analysis<br />Preferences/values/constraints<br />Action Plan<br />© Emma Ford March 2009<br />
  45. 45. Do you want to:<br />change career? <br />get promoted? <br />find a career that fits with your values and lifestyle? <br />identify the best job search strategies? <br />develop techniques to deal with politics in the workplace? <br />know how to market yourself successfully? <br />transform your leadership style? <br />become more influential, confident and raise your game? <br />
  46. 46. Careers+<br />Free career consultations<br />Free career planning & on-boarding workshops<br />Executive coaching<br />Webinars accessible from anywhere in the world<br />Face to face workshops<br />Self assessment tests<br />Free online resources<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48. Careers+ courses available-face to face or webinars<br />Successful Networking & Marketing Yourself<br />The “8:45 club”-managing your personal brand<br />Managing Your Career<br />Sustainable Leadership<br />Navigating Organisational Politics<br />Enhancing Interpersonal Effectiveness<br />Presentation Skills<br />Changing Sector/ Changing Function, Tele-seminar<br />Sector Specialists<br />Employer Engagement Presentations<br />
  49. 49.
  50. 50. Online Resources-WBS Careers<br /><ul><li>Part-time MBA Student User Guide (e-mailed & accessed via resource library)</li></li></ul><li>Online Resources-WBS Careers<br />An integrated web based Career Management Platform<br />Extensive integrated functionality, allowing you to:<br />post and amend your CV<br />search, view & apply for job opportunities<br />view latest targeted career announcements<br />access an online resource library<br />perform and record mock interviews 24/7<br />sign-up for targeted employer presentations (where appropriate)<br />Portal access other online career resources <br />
  51. 51. To supplement this, or if it does not address your needs:<br />Use the Mentoring Tool Kit and steering committee contacts<br />
  52. 52. Some Tips…<br /><ul><li>CV / Covering Letter
  53. 53. How to find a job
  54. 54. Networking
  55. 55. Direct approaches
  56. 56. Interview techniques (F2F and Telephone)
  57. 57. Employer selection techniques</li></li></ul><li>CV / Covering Letter<br /><ul><li>Keep it simple
  58. 58. 20 seconds to make impression
  59. 59. Keep it easy to read
  60. 60. Bullet points
  61. 61. Clear & concise representation
  62. 62. No more than 2 pages
  63. 63. Covering letter
  64. 64. Re-iterate the match of job criteria with your skills/experience
  65. 65. DO NOTinclude details of remuneration UNLESS essential</li></li></ul><li>How to find a job<br /><ul><li>Networking
  66. 66. Direct Approaches
  67. 67. On-line resources
  68. 68. Recruiters
  69. 69. Newspapers/trade papers
  70. 70. Previous employers</li></ul>Help and advice, not “Do you have a job for me?”<br />
  71. 71. Networking<br /><ul><li>How does it work?
  72. 72. What is it?
  73. 73. Goal determination
  74. 74. Source of contacts
  75. 75. Previous employers
  76. 76. Who should you contact?
  77. 77. Networking websites
  78. 78. LinkedIn</li></li></ul><li>Direct approaches<br /><ul><li>Specific role</li></ul>Match criteria in CV & letter – or don’t apply!<br /><ul><li>Non-specific role
  79. 79. Do your homework
  80. 80. What challenges/opportunities does company face?
  81. 81. Who should you send details to?
  82. 82. Review website for news/business wins/acquisitions, etc
  83. 83. Review other sources of information
  84. 84. Who should you contact?
  85. 85. What can you offer?</li></li></ul><li>Telephone interview techniques<br /><ul><li>Stand up
  86. 86. Ensure correct person at the other end
  87. 87. Prepare list of points to retain focus
  88. 88. Ensure time is convenient with you
  89. 89. Arrange suitable time if not – not in railway station or supermarket!
  90. 90. Tone, pitch and speed
  91. 91. Remember to get contact details & pass on own
  92. 92. Personalise Voicemail</li></li></ul><li>Face to face interview techniques<br /><ul><li>Research!
  93. 93. Body language
  94. 94. Firm handshake
  95. 95. Eye contact
  96. 96. Listen to questions & answer succinctly
  97. 97. Prepare list of own questions
  98. 98. Ask about process/next steps
  99. 99. Leverage recruiter’s insights
  100. 100. Reason for role
  101. 101. Interviewer background
  102. 102. Key skills/experience sought </li></li></ul><li>Some selection techniques used by employers<br /><ul><li>Assessment centres
  103. 103. Multiple interviewers
  104. 104. More informal
  105. 105. Panel interview
  106. 106. More formal
  107. 107. Psychometric testing
  108. 108. Always ask for feedback & next steps (what good and what not so good)</li></li></ul><li>Choosing to learn from life<br />Event<br />Life’s Journey<br />X<br />Act<br />Observe<br />Reflecting <br />on life’s experiences<br />Accountable<br />Reflect<br />Discuss<br />Plan<br />
  109. 109. Working Together<br />
  110. 110. Questions ?<br />
  111. 111. Don Barratt<br />E-mail: don@donbarratt.free-online.co.uk<br />Mobile: 07798 654 612<br />Sarah Jackson<br />E-mail: sarah.jackson@wbs.ac.uk<br />Tel: 02476 524120<br />Mobile: 07801 303641<br />

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