CAREER + ALT + DEL
Reflections & Insights From A Career Reboot
Robert Ford
Executive Director, Jefferson Awards for Public...
Sometimes the only way to recover is to
reboot... that can apply to careers, too.
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Steps On The Corporate Ladder
• 1997 – 2000
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
• 1998 – 2002
Founder / Business Manager
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2004: From Solo To Start-Up
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Now What?
CIO / CTOCIO / CTO
Leverage Technology Background?
CEO / COOCEO / COO
Leverage Business Background?
Executive
Di...
Insight #1: Change Is The Only
Constant
In today's world, it is imperative that
you constantly refresh your skills and
how...
Insight #2: Do The Groundwork
Once you've decided on your target
area, how do you position yourself?
Preparation, Preparat...
Industry
Company
RoleRole
Supplier
Supplier
Customer
Customer
Operating Environment
Insight #3: Closing The Credibility
Gap
You've found your dream job,
so now how do you get them
to believe you're the one?
Passing The Torch
Insight #4: You've Get The Job - Now
What?
Leveraging your weaknesses
and gaps into strengths
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  1. 1. CAREER + ALT + DEL Reflections & Insights From A Career Reboot Robert Ford Executive Director, Jefferson Awards for Public Service Career
  2. 2. Sometimes the only way to recover is to reboot... that can apply to careers, too.
  3. 3. 1 9 9 3 1 9 9 3 1 9 8 3 1 9 8 3 UK CareerUK Career
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  5. 5. Steps On The Corporate Ladder • 1997 – 2000 Chief Information Officer (CIO) • 1998 – 2002 Founder / Business Manager • 1999 – 2002 Founder / Co-Leader • 2000 – 2002 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) • 2002 – 2004 Global Corporate Communications In 2004, I decided that I’d run out of rungs!
  6. 6. 2004: From Solo To Start-Up
  7. 7. What Goes Up Must Come Down
  8. 8. Now What? CIO / CTOCIO / CTO Leverage Technology Background? CEO / COOCEO / COO Leverage Business Background? Executive Director Executive Director Follow My Heart?
  9. 9. Insight #1: Change Is The Only Constant In today's world, it is imperative that you constantly refresh your skills and how you're perceived by others.
  10. 10. Insight #2: Do The Groundwork Once you've decided on your target area, how do you position yourself? Preparation, Preparation, PREPARATION
  11. 11. Industry Company RoleRole Supplier Supplier Customer Customer Operating Environment
  12. 12. Insight #3: Closing The Credibility Gap You've found your dream job, so now how do you get them to believe you're the one?
  13. 13. Passing The Torch
  14. 14. Insight #4: You've Get The Job - Now What? Leveraging your weaknesses and gaps into strengths
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  16. 16. Questions?

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