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Building Identity Capital

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Ladd Gasparovic discusses why young professionals should use their twenties to build identity capital.

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Building Identity Capital

  1. 1. BUILDING IDENTITY CAPITAL LADD GASPAROVIC'S GUIDE TO HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER IN YOUR TWENTIES © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  2. 2. DR. MEG JAY'S DEFINING DECADE COVERS A LOT OF GROUND ABOUT HOW TO START A MEANINGFUL CAREER IN YOUR TWENTIES... © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  3. 3. ...AND THE BOOK'S MAIN TAKEAWAY IS THIS: © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016 YOU MUST FIND SOMETHING THAT MATTERS... ...AND STICK TO IT.
  4. 4. JAY IS AWARE THAT DOING THIS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE IS NOT AN EASY TASK.
  5. 5. HER ADVICE? USE YOUR TWENTIES TO BUILD IDENTITY CAPITAL.
  6. 6. YOUR IDENTITY CAPITAL IS THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF APTITUDES AND SKILLS THAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE AS A PERSON AND AN EMPLOYEE.
  7. 7. YOUR TWENTIES ARE THE PERFECT TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IDENTITY CAPITAL YOU ALREADY HAVE, AND WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU NEED TO LEARN TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  8. 8. SO HOW DO YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES ARE? © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  9. 9. YOU START BY DOING SOME SOUL- SEARCHING ABOUT WHAT YOUR DREAM POSITION WOULD BE BASED ON YOUR APTITUDES AND INTERESTS... © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016 ...AND THEN YOU IDENTIFY WHICH SKILLS YOU STILL NEED TO LEARN IN ORDER TO LAND THAT ROLE.
  10. 10. SAY YOUR DREAM JOB IS TO WORK FOR A STARTUP. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016 LOOK AT JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR IDEAL POSITION. WHAT SKILLS MUST CANDIDATES POSSESS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE ROLES? IDENTIFY WHICH OF THESE SKILLS YOU DO NOT YET POSSESS, AND THEN DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LEARN THEM. Then:First:
  11. 11. YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF NEW SKILLS BY TAKING FREE OR LOW- COST CLASSES ON WEBSITES LIKE: © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  12. 12. MOST IMPORTANTLY? READ, READ, AND READ SOME MORE. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  13. 13. THE MORE KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN GATHER, THE MORE APPEALING YOU'LL BECOME TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS IN YOUR DESIRED INDUSTRY. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016
  14. 14. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016 YOU CAN DO THIS.
  15. 15. © LADD GASPAROVIC, 2016 www.LaddGasparovicCoaching.com FOR MORE FROM LADD GASPAROVIC, VISIT:

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