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The Five Things to Remember Before You Change Jobs<br />Andrew P. Valenti MSc., PMP<br />PMI Mass Bay Career Clinic<br />M...
The Job Search Corkscrew<br />
The Two Year Itch<br />
The Job Stage Cycle<br />
The Job Stage Cycle<br />
The Job Stage Cycle<br />
The Job Stage Cycle<br />
The Job Stage Cycle<br />
What Can “Reset” The Cycle?<br />Attempting to skip a stage<br />Sudden life changes, e.g. health, marriage<br />Seismic s...
The Personal Mission Statement<br />A personalmission statement is a formal, short, written statement of the purpose of an...
My Personal Mission Statement<br />To be a “scholar-practitioner” in educational technology, creating value for the global...
My Personal Objectives<br />Obtain a full-time job higher education,<br />Select a doctoral program that will support my i...
Know What Motivates You!<br />Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,<br />Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation<br />McClelland’s Theory o...
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs<br />
Herzberg’s Motivation Theory<br />
#5- Research the Environmental Factors<br />Factors<br />Cultural and Social<br />Organizational Structure<br />Employee P...
#4 – What is the Cost-Benefit?<br /><ul><li>By taking this job, what am I giving up?
What about retirement, defined-contribution and other benefits with a vesting period?
What is the true cost of vacation, sick-leave, personal and company holidays?
How do the health benefits compare?
Consider the time value of money</li></li></ul><li>#3 – Don’t Be Desperate for Change!<br />Beware of the “Grass is Greene...
# 2 – Consider the Strategic Fit<br /><ul><li>Does the job support my personal mission?
Perform a “fit gap-analysis” against objectives
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The Five Things To Remember Before You Change

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Whether you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a change, these are the essential points to consider before your make your next job move.

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The Five Things To Remember Before You Change

  1. 1. The Five Things to Remember Before You Change Jobs<br />Andrew P. Valenti MSc., PMP<br />PMI Mass Bay Career Clinic<br />March 3rd, 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Job Search Corkscrew<br />
  3. 3. The Two Year Itch<br />
  4. 4. The Job Stage Cycle<br />
  5. 5. The Job Stage Cycle<br />
  6. 6. The Job Stage Cycle<br />
  7. 7. The Job Stage Cycle<br />
  8. 8. The Job Stage Cycle<br />
  9. 9. What Can “Reset” The Cycle?<br />Attempting to skip a stage<br />Sudden life changes, e.g. health, marriage<br />Seismic shifts in the economy/job market<br />Personal choices<br />Loss of job <br />
  10. 10. The Personal Mission Statement<br />A personalmission statement is a formal, short, written statement of the purpose of an individual. The mission statement should guide the actions of the individual, spell out his or her overall goal, provide a sense of direction, and guide decision-making.<br />
  11. 11. My Personal Mission Statement<br />To be a “scholar-practitioner” in educational technology, creating value for the global business community through original research on how international students learn business management concepts which will inform the next generation of teaching, learning, & collaboration platforms.<br />
  12. 12. My Personal Objectives<br />Obtain a full-time job higher education,<br />Select a doctoral program that will support my intended area of research<br />Figure out how to fund the career transition/degree program<br />Obtain technology based project management appointments,<br />Receive regular teaching appointments in higher education,<br />Maintain PMP certification,<br />Become knowledgeable in several learning management systems platforms, etc.<br />
  13. 13. Know What Motivates You!<br />Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,<br />Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation<br />McClelland’s Theory of Needs<br />
  14. 14. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs<br />
  15. 15. Herzberg’s Motivation Theory<br />
  16. 16. #5- Research the Environmental Factors<br />Factors<br />Cultural and Social<br />Organizational Structure<br />Employee Profiles<br />Technical Environment<br />Political <br />Discovery<br />Talk to current and former employees<br />Check social networks<br />Poke around the Web for commentary but take all company criticism with a grain of salt<br />
  17. 17. #4 – What is the Cost-Benefit?<br /><ul><li>By taking this job, what am I giving up?
  18. 18. What about retirement, defined-contribution and other benefits with a vesting period?
  19. 19. What is the true cost of vacation, sick-leave, personal and company holidays?
  20. 20. How do the health benefits compare?
  21. 21. Consider the time value of money</li></li></ul><li>#3 – Don’t Be Desperate for Change!<br />Beware of the “Grass is Greener” syndrome<br />Consider the people you’ll be working with; you might be there for a long time<br />Remember that the honeymoon will inevitably end<br />
  22. 22. # 2 – Consider the Strategic Fit<br /><ul><li>Does the job support my personal mission?
  23. 23. Perform a “fit gap-analysis” against objectives
  24. 24. Consider your time horizon: 1, 3, 5 yrs</li></li></ul><li>#1 – Are All Internal Opportunities Exhausted?<br /><ul><li>Explore your objectives with your boss
  25. 25. Consider asking for an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses
  26. 26. Craft your job to meet your objectives/skills</li></li></ul><li>Drivers by Job Stage<br />
  27. 27. Key Points<br />Start with a Personal Mission Statement<br />Create Personal Objectives (use SMART)<br />Know What Motivates You<br />Consider a personality sorter such as Meyers-Briggs<br />
  28. 28. Key Points<br />Identify Which Life-Stage You are In<br />Consider the Five Things<br />Identify what drives your job decision at each life stage<br />Consider job search a Project!<br />Use your PM Processes and tools<br />

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