Career Booster 2009


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While today's job market is "flipping out", you can make the most of the career you already have! You currently possess most of what you need to make this happen - - and the answers can be found in your daily actions. Take a break from the chaos and apply the practical tactics presented here - it all starts with you!

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Career Booster 2009

  1. 1. RINKER A S S O C I AT ES M A ST E R S E R I ES Career Booster Presented by Presented by Lorraine Rinker Radical Careerist Radical Careerist Career Booster© 2009
  2. 2. What will you do . . . . . . to make this your best year yet? Career Booster© 2009
  3. 3. Are you doing what you love? Or do you feel that you’re “going through the motions” in a job you find unsatisfying? Career Booster© 2009
  4. 4. Take an imperfect job and turn it around Take the helm of your career, alter your course and prepare to “come about ! about”! Career Booster© 2009
  5. 5. Find your passion What do you love  to do? The answer is in the  everyday things you do! yy gy Career Booster© 2009
  6. 6. The truth about your strengths You are the authority of what th it f h t your strengths are and you can discover them in y your daily tasks. y Career Booster© 2009
  7. 7. What are you really proud of? When you think about events from your past, what makes you energized and g excited? Career Booster© 2009
  8. 8. What do you value? I value experiences where I am able to . . . discover create inspire imagine improve enhance collaborate p Career Booster© 2009
  9. 9. But, what’s getting in your way? Career Booster© 2009
  10. 10. Some common issues . . . Inadequate  Inadequate Too  Too available Resources and  accommodating support Office politics  p Conflicting  Conflicting and stakeholder  demands issues Career Booster© 2009
  11. 11. Go From Negative to Positive Turn challenges into opportunities. Remove the word “can’t” from your vocabulary. Give Gi one more degree of d f effort to go from good to great! Career Booster© 2009
  12. 12. Plan your future Roadmaps can take the form of: Strategic Plan Business Plan Project Plan j Career Plan Career Booster© 2009
  13. 13. Career Boosting Skills You already possess what it takes to boost your career . . . here are daily skills you can use immediately. immediately . . Career Booster© 2009
  14. 14. Conduct a Job Analysis Know what you SHOULD be doing: • Review the formal documentation that relates to your job job. • Understand your organization’s strategy and culture. • Find out who the top achievers are and why. Learn the skills that get them ahead. • Confirm your understanding with your boss. Career Booster© 2009
  15. 15. Keep an Activity Log Forget about trying to manage time - - it’s finite. Instead, manage yourself more effectively. Make sure you understand how you’re actually spending your time by maintaining an activity log for at least a week. Career Booster© 2009
  16. 16. Make the most of your time Execute your current projects pj flawlessly. Career Booster© 2009
  17. 17. Prioritize your work Do you rank y your tasks and work on those with high priority first? Career Booster© 2009
  18. 18. Delegate with finesse Know what you can delegate. Career Booster© 2009
  19. 19. Manage Interruptions Start by understanding who is interrupting you and why. Career Booster© 2009
  20. 20. For valid interruptions . . . Learn to say “no”. y Career Booster© 2009
  21. 21. Beat Procrastination Recognize hen Recogni e when and why you’re procrastinating. procrastinating Use your activity log to make g changes in your work habits and get on with it! t ith Career Booster© 2009
  22. 22. Increase the capacity of others Make a difference in your work by helping people identify their strengths. Career Booster© 2009
  23. 23. Great things . . . Great things are g not done by impulse, but by a series of f small things brought together together. - Vincent van Gogh Career Booster© 2009
  24. 24. You don’t succeed alone ‐ ‐ Garner ongoing support from your Personal Board of Directors Career Booster© 2009
  25. 25. Your call to action. . . Do a self-review. Imagine what your day would be like if you put f just one more degree of effort into boosting your career! Career Booster© 2009
  26. 26. As a former Fortune 100 Information Technology executive, Lorraine Rinker “lived” in corporate America for 22 years until she decided it was time to do something new and different. Opting for the road less traveled, Lorraine is very familiar with change in that she is a Navy daughter who spent most of her formative years “on the move” in Tokyo Japan, California, and Hawaii. Believing that “your career journey is a series of unfolding views”, she now applies her passion for helping others realize their career dreams and goals through career and business coaching-consulting. Lorraine formed her own private practice as a leadership career coach in 2005 and since then has helped numerous people from all walks of life discover their true potential. Lorraine is a winner of the Luminary potential Award presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners recognizing businesses that “light the way for others” and she was recently commended by the California Judicial Council for her leadership work as Board Chairman and President for Child Advocates About the  About the of Placer County.y Lorraine lives in El Dorado Hills California with her husband Bob and author enjoys volunteering her time to local and national humanitarian efforts for children’s rights, veterans in transition, and HIV/AIDS legislation. This work is protected by  Creative Commons License Lorraine’s portrait by Sirlin Photography Stock images by Microsoft Office iStock Photo Office, Career Booster© 2009