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How to find and earn your dream job (that makes the world better)

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At the 2017 Net Impact #NI17 conference, I led a session to help professionals think about ways to identify their career path, build a network to earn it, and stand out in the job search.

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How to find and earn your dream job (that makes the world better)

  1. 1. Mark Horoszowski of MovingWorlds.org @Experteering | mark@movingworlds.orgMark Horoszowski | @markhoroszowski Creating an Action Plan for Impact Using your social good experiences to advance your for-impact career
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Mark Social Entrepreneur | Adventurer | Lecturer on Corporate Social Responsibility | Volunteer | Husband
  3. 3. I Lead MovingWorlds – the social enterprise behind the Experteering movement Find Your Purpose. Make an Impact. Get Ahead. On Your Own Join a Team Become a Global Fellow Sponsored By Your Company
  4. 4. What We’ll Talk About How to: 1. Orient Your Career 2. Build Your Skills and Network 3. Validate Your Assumptions 4. Stand Out In the Promotion and/or Career Search
  5. 5. Mark Horoszowski of MovingWorlds.org @Experteering | mark@movingworlds.orgMark Horoszowski | @markhoroszowski Finding a Job That Doesn’t Suck
  6. 6. DO MORE GOOD DO LESS HARM
  7. 7. Do You Want to Work at Monsanto or The Gates Foundation?
  8. 8. Our Path Step 3: Stand out like a STAR Step 3: Validate your assumptions Step 2: Build your skills & network Step 1: Orient your career
  9. 9. STEP 1: Orient Your Career Validate Your Career Direction and Figure Out What Moves You
  10. 10. What’s your dream job?
  11. 11. “Our inability to recall how we really felt is why our wealth of experiences turns out to be poverty of riches.”
  12. 12. AN EMPOWERING ENVIRONMENT WATCH: Dan Pink’s video about DRIVE
  13. 13. Autonomy Self Reflection What do you prefer? Management Structure?
  14. 14. Table Talk DIG DEEPER: • Why is that? REFRAME • So what I’m hearing you say is that you are most motivated at work when ASK • How can we validate that assumption?
  15. 15. Autonomy Self Reflection What do you prefer? Management Structure? Organization Size? Decision Making Frameworks?
  16. 16. Mastery Self Reflection What are your strengths?
  17. 17. What are your SIGNs?
  18. 18. Mastery Self Reflection Success Instinct Growth Needs
  19. 19. What drives you? Purpose Self Reflection
  20. 20. PURPOSEPURPOSE
  21. 21. What drives you? Purpose Self Reflection
  22. 22. How to Validate Your Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose Drivers: Interview • People there • People not there • No dumb questions • What they DO, not what they say Observe • Online • Job shadow • In-person • Common spaces Research • Glassdoor • Social media • Urban dictionary DO • Volunteer • Pro Bono consulting • Mentor
  23. 23. Stalking is one of the most underrated career search strategies
  24. 24. STEP 2 Get More Experience to Build Your Skills AND Your Network
  25. 25. In 95% of cases leaders are made, not born.
  26. 26. “You want practice to be as close to the real challenge as possible. Want to be a boxer? Hitting the bag is not enough. You need to be in a ring, against opponents, like a real match.”
  27. 27. What is one skill or experience you need to earn your dream job?
  28. 28. Where do you go for real experiences?
  29. 29. BUILDING YOUR SKILLS THROUGH EXPERTEERING Want to Develop That? >> Do This! >> Where to Find It? Deliver results through others Join a nonprofit board (focused on strategy, not fundraising) Catchafire, Social Venture Partners, Taproot Plus Grow as a leader and coach Mentor youth, veterans, or students; Lead skills-based trainings. MicroMentor, Veterati, or Mentoring.org Develop depth and breadth in a specific skill area Find a skills-based project, at home or abroad Taproot Plus or MovingWorlds Get global experience Volunteer on vacation, sabbatical, gaps in rotation, or in place of a conference MovingWorlds Build your portfolio Work on many short-term projects or high visibility skills-based projects Sparked, VolunteerMatch, MovingWorlds, or LinkedIn4Good
  30. 30. Not All Experiences Are Created Equal
  31. 31. SET YOUR LEARNING GOAL GET ACTUAL EXPERIENCE HAVE CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS REFLECT ON IT Not All Experiences Are Created Equal
  32. 32. SET YOUR LEARNING GOAL GET ACTUAL EXPERIENCE HAVE CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS REFLECT ON IT Bring Your Boss and Mentor(s) Along and have them pay for it Tie them to your quarterly and annual goals Build on what you know, stretch you where you’re going What did you do? What would you different? How will that change how you work with your team? Ideas, insights, and innovation to share with your team and business
  33. 33. Building Your Network Along the Way
  34. 34. Building Your Network Along the Way
  35. 35. STEP 3: Validate
  36. 36. STEP 4: Build Your Network for Insider Connections
  37. 37. STAR
  38. 38. Situation Task Action Result
  39. 39. Resume and LinkedIn Tips more tips here 1. Work experience (not “volunteer”, or “activities”, or “interests”) 2. Short and impactful statements DO DON’T 1. Include it on your resume as part of our actual work experience Pro bono consultant/project leader/manager responsible for lowering overhead costs associated with technology Call it “volunteer”, “activities”, or “interests” 2. Highlight impact of your work Led/developed/devised/created initiative with zero budget to lower operational costs by 20% year over year Explain the nonprofit’s mission and summarize tasks 3. Highlight long-term impact Completed project by implementing processes, updating technology, and training staff to continue to improve operations, helping reach 25% more beneficiaries Forget to include the actual impact of your work
  40. 40. We’re almost done…
  41. 41. TO SUMMARIZE 1. You’re wrong, so validate your assumptions 2. Get more experience that will actually help you 3. Build your network and skills with the right people 4. Talk about your story
  42. 42. Mark Horoszowski of MovingWorlds.org @Experteering | mark@movingworlds.org Find Your Purpose. Make an Impact. Get Ahead.On Your Own Join a Team Become a Global Fellow Sponsored By Your Company

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