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Career Hacks - Confessions of a Corporate Millennial

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Slides to a keynote speech I delivered for the Northern CA Young Professional Summit detailing the 5 Career Hacks on how to become an Irresistible employee.

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Career Hacks - Confessions of a Corporate Millennial

  1. 1. Twitter: @ItsAJThomas Web: http://www.careerhacks.co
  2. 2. 01 02 03 04 05 Career – The New Buzzword? The Talent Continuum Model The Starting Line: Three Questions to Ask Yourself The Race: Running Away or Running Towards? The Finish Line: Irresistible Talent
  3. 3. YOUR COMPANY YOUR MANAGER YOU 01 Be clear on how career is defined.
  4. 4. BUZZWORD What does “Career” mean to you
  5. 5. Entry  Level     Associate   Sr.  Associate   Manager   Sr.  Manager   Director   Sr.  Director     Vice  President   Global   Assignment   Intern   Associate   Promo=on   Associate   Rota=on     Lateral  Move   Director   Past (uni-directional)   Present (multi-directional)   Entry/Level   Prof. Ed Lawler, From the Ground Up, on Career of the New Generation
  6. 6. Monitor your performance and tap into your potential. 02
  7. 7. The Talent Continuum Model “ Performance and potential are key contributors to a successful career. Do you understand how performance and potential are measured in your organization? ”
  8. 8. START CONSISTENCY & ENDURANCE FINISH Do you understand WHY? Are you aligned on goals? Do you have the resources? Do you need realignment on objectives? What is inhibiting performance? What skill gaps do you need to address? Copyright © 2015. All rights reserved. Talent Continuum Model (Career) created and designed by AJ Thomas  
  9. 9. Begin with the table stakes.03
  10. 10. The Starting Line
  11. 11. Why would you take this on? What is the outcome or goal by which you measure success? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Is this something you really want to do or are you just bored?
  12. 12. Create a simple chart so you can see at-a-glace what options you have. Opportunity 1 Opportunity 2 Opportunity 3 Meaningful Work Great Management Fantastic Environment Growth Opportunity Trust in Leadership Josh Bersin, Bersin by Deloitte, The Irresistible Organization.
  13. 13. A career move is where you have the most control of your destiny. 04 JOB 1 JOB 2 UTOPIA
  14. 14. The Race
  15. 15. CONSISTENCY & ENDURANCE RUNNING AWAY FROM CURRENT JOB RUNNING TOWARDS A BETTER OPPORTUNITY §  Unresolved conflict §  You don’t like your job §  You make a quick decision to switch jobs – or take the first opportunity offered to you §  You can’t articulate pros and cons of each opportunity effectively §  You don’t do your best work §  You want to advance your career §  You have developed skillsets for your next job opportunity in your current role §  You see the potential for growth §  You do your best work What are you doing?
  16. 16. STRENGTHS What are you good at doing? WEAKNESS What gaps do you currently have? OPPORTUNITIES What opportunities are available to you? THREATS What are the potential pitfalls in your current situation?
  17. 17. The Finish Line
  18. 18. Make it so they can’t live with you or without you. 05
  19. 19. START CONSISTENCY & ENDURANCE FINISH Do you understand WHY? Are you aligned on goals? Do you have the resources? Do you need realignment on objectives? What is inhibiting performance? What skill gaps do you need to address? Copyright © 2015. All rights reserved. Talent Continuum Model (Career) created and designed by AJ Thomas  
  20. 20. Can’t imagine the job without you in it Can only imagine what it would be like without you in it YOU   PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL The Irresistible Candidate/Employee
  21. 21. What’s your Above & Beyond story?
  22. 22. recap
  23. 23. 01 02 03 04 05 Be clear on how career is defined. Monitor your performance and tap into your potential. Begin with the table stakes. A career move is where you have most control of your destiny. Make it so they can’t live with you or without you.
  24. 24. Thank You Contact Information Twitter: @ItsAJThomas , @CareerHacksCo Web: http://www.careerhacks.co

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