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Position Yourself For Success In Todays Economy Hba Presentation


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How to position yourself inside your current organization or in the marketplace for your next career move

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Position Yourself For Success In Todays Economy Hba Presentation

  1. 1. Position Yourself for Success in Today’s Economy Vicki Z. Lauter, Principal Z=mc 2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Learn how to position yourself for a changing job market </li></ul><ul><li>Take away resume and interview tips to help you stand out above the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to network for success inside and outside your current organization </li></ul>Objectives for today
  3. 3. <ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company merger or acquisition, downsizing/right sizing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a Leader regardless of your level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t contribute to the grapevine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on short term goals of organization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People feel more secure when they are busy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on your span of control </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think about what you need to get done, your attitude and behaviors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on professional networking and accreditations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>The External Job Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan (those that fail to plan, plan to fail) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat your job search like a project or strategic plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decide where you want to be and pick the most creative way to get there </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission Statement (Personal/Professional) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define who you are how you will live/work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gap Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess your functional and technical skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can you acquire missing skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What companies will you target </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who will you network with </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat your job search like a JOB </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be at your desk the same time every day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have your action list for each day – work your list </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will you network, with whom and what is your goal during each event, meeting or phone call? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional organizations (Industry) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn / Facebook / Yahoo Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and build new networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding Recruiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask colleagues for recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kennedy Red Book: Directory of Recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with Recruiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Resume and Interview Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your resume updated at all times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When changing industries highlight skills that are transferable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of skills at the top </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional experience with Company name, your title and dates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments in each position </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education and other skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>You never get a second chance to make a first impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice with someone you trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes pressed and shoes shined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately for the organization </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Contact Information <ul><li>Vicki Z. Lauter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Z=mc 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>404-978-2616 </li></ul>