Career Anchors Workshop


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Career Anchors Workshop

  1. 1. Career Anchors Presented by Rob Straby
  2. 2. Career Anchors Agenda <ul><li>Introduction (15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Completing the Career Orientations Inventory (15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Anchors (15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing in dyads (90 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Career Anchors (15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & answers (15 minutes) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning Goals <ul><li>To help you to develop self-insight so that you can manage career choices and moves </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a framework for thinking about how careers develop and how an individual integrates career concerns into their total psychological makeup </li></ul><ul><li>To provide you with an opportunity to practice interviewing another person about their career </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>What is your definition of career success? </li></ul><ul><li>Please share your answer with a partner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>As individuals move into their careers, they develop self-concepts in terms of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talents and abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motives and needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People become more skilled in the areas that they value and that motivate them, because they choose to spend more time and and energy on them </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>People learn to value work that enables them to use their preferred skills </li></ul><ul><li>If a person does not value a talent, they may fail to use it and lose a skill set that they once had </li></ul><ul><li>People seek congruity and consistency in their talents, motives and values </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>As individuals develop insight over time, they make more rational career choices </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with people who are 10+ years into their careers describe being “ pulled back ” to core work aspects they prefer </li></ul><ul><li>These dominant elements that govern their choices can be thought of as “ career anchors ” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Complete the Inventory <ul><li>“ Career Orientations Inventory ” </li></ul><ul><li>Page 3 of workbook </li></ul><ul><li>Answer quickly & honestly </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes to do </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes to score </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>8 Career Anchors: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical / functional competence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on developing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General managerial competence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to develop up the ladder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Autonomy / independence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility & freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security / stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loyalty & promise of tenure </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 8 Career Anchors: <ul><li>Entrepreneurial creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an organization or enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service / dedication to a cause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making the world a better place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pure challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To solve impossible problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance and integrate personal, family and career needs </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Interviewing in Pairs <ul><li>Choose a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Each participant interviews their partner </li></ul><ul><li>Switch after 45 minutes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interviewing in Pairs <ul><li>Please use the questions that are provided </li></ul><ul><li>The “ interviewer ” is to ask the questions and record their partner ’ s responses </li></ul><ul><li>The interview is historical </li></ul><ul><li>Listen for patterns and themes </li></ul><ul><li>Each interview is to be approximately 45 minutes in length </li></ul>
  13. 13. Identifying Your Career Anchors <ul><li>Read the section “ Identifying Your Career Anchor ” on pages 58-60 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete section on “ Determining Your Own Anchor ” on pages 60-62 </li></ul><ul><li>Share results with your partner </li></ul>
  14. 14. Discussion of Anchors <ul><li>Can a person have more than one career anchor? </li></ul><ul><li>Do career anchors change? </li></ul><ul><li>Does an anchor represent what a person does or what a person would like to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Are some anchors better than others? </li></ul><ul><li>How does one define career success or failure? </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Should You Do Next? <ul><li>Learn how to learn more about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze your present role </li></ul><ul><li>Plan ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Become active in managing your career </li></ul>