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Career Planning


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Too often, we become so absorbed in doing the day-to-day work of our careers that we forget to plan for them. By giving your career a little forethought, and by following the advice you'll find in these slides, you can vastly improve your success and happiness in whatever field you choose.

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Career Planning

  1. 1. Career Planning Dr. Daniel Crosby (256) 683-5551
  2. 2. About Daniel Married to Katrina and father to Charlotte (14 mos.). Huntsville native recently returned. Baseball fanatic and mediocre guitar player. Interested in why people do what they do and how businesses can get them to do more of what is good for business in a way that is personally meaningful.
  3. 3. The Cost of Certainty School = high on structure, low on differentiation Career = low on structure, high on differentiation With the loss of a clear roadmap comes huge potential for creativity! You’re at a crossroads
  4. 4. Begin at the End “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” - Cheshire Cat
  5. 5. Pick Your Passion Are you doing work you find meaningful? Outliers – 10,000 hours of practice/investment “He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.” – Nietzschke “People who find their lives meaningful usually have a goal that is challenging enough to take up all of their energies, a goal that can give significance to their lives.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  6. 6. Don’t be dumb 42% of college graduates never complete another book.
  7. 7. Develop Yourself Employers want more than a brain in a jar Leaders read and readers lead Increase awareness of professional strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for development Make a splash – share current best practices Connect, Leadership HSV, management training programs, “high potential” coaching
  8. 8. Share Your Talents Blogger – local SHRM, professional, adoption Started an “unconference” to reach YP’s Over 300 published posts Nearly 3k Twitter followers Think he’ll have trouble finding a job?
  9. 9. Don’t Wait to Network 80% of jobs are secured through personal networks Some companies ONLY deal with employee referrals 1 month for every 10k on average Develop deep relationships “Netweave”
  10. 10. Be Non-Traditional David Larsen – SEC advisory committee Look for opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration Seek experiences that expand your repertoire Create your own path
  11. 11. Starting Points Imagine the future – examine the gap Meaning – Are you a fit? Meaning in the mundane! Development – professional groups, book clubs, introspection, coaching Sharing – blog, speak, lead, volunteer Network – Chamber, Rotaract/Rotary, 100 YP Unique – cross-pollinate, work for free, confidence
  12. 12. QUESTIONS ? daniel@doctordanielcrosby.c om (256)683-5551