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Football Success to Career Success

Football Success to Career Success

Football Success to Career Success • What about Bob? • Current Job • Sports

Football Success to Career Success • What about Bob? • Current Job • Sports Background … Fair Catch? • Georgetown Basketball Team • Rocky Start at Georgetown

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS • You set GOALS: What were your goals? • You establish a PLAN to meet those goals • You EXECUTE that Plan • You MET or EXCEEDED your Goal – NFL • You worked hard to constantly IMPROVE • You MANAGED ADVERSITY along the way

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS • You set GOALS • You establish a PLAN to meet those goals • You EXECUTE that Plan • You MET or EXCEEDED your Goal – NFL • You worked hard to constantly IMPROVE • You MANAGED ADVERSITY along the way

What are your Career Aspirations? • Importance of a Career Choice: “Who are you?

What are your Career Aspirations? • Importance of a Career Choice: “Who are you? ” • The WHAT versus the WHERE • WHAT skills to you want to use? – Need to heighten Self Awareness – Consciously Competent (Baseball hitter in a slump) – When are you at your best? (“This is my thing”) – Best career choice is one that is an extension of who you are • WHERE do you want to use your Skills? – Selling cars versus selling prescription drugs – Accounting in Big 4 versus Accounting in School district – Where: Industry? Size? Work Environment? Org Values? – Where do you best fit in and thrive?

What are your Career Aspirations? • VALUES often drive career choices • Your skills

What are your Career Aspirations? • VALUES often drive career choices • Your skills and interests can be applied widely • The decision comes down to this: • What’s most important regarding my career? • Money? Prestige? Impact on others? Enjoyment? Flexibility – work/life balance? • The Georgetown Lawyer example • So … What’s most important for each of you?

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS • You set GOALS • You establish a PLAN to meet those goals • You EXECUTE that Plan • You MET or EXCEEDED your Goal – NFL • You worked hard to constantly IMPROVE • You MANAGED ADVERSITY along the way

Your Job Search PLAN • The 3 P’s to Job Search Success • PLAN

Your Job Search PLAN • The 3 P’s to Job Search Success • PLAN – – The Job Search is overwhelming without a plan Gets pushed off on the “back burner” … not due tomorrow Small, doable concrete tasks Strategic regarding where you spend your job-search time • PERSONALIZE – Job Search is impersonal by nature – 85% Rule – Networking, Networking … more on this later • PERSEVERE – Numbers aren’t in your favor – Baseball Hitter mentality

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS

Football Success to Career Success • Same game, different “field” • You have ASPIRATIONS • You set GOALS • You establish a PLAN to meet those goals • You EXECUTE that Plan • You MET or EXCEEDED your Goal – NFL • You worked hard to constantly IMPROVE • You MANAGED ADVERSITY along the way

Crafting Your Resume Sweat the Small Stuff • Just one letter can change the

Crafting Your Resume Sweat the Small Stuff • Just one letter can change the whole meaning … • What was intended: • “Responsible for running the northeast chain of restaurants. ” • What was written on the resume: • “Responsible for ruining the northeast chain of restaurants. ” • Bachelor of Science, or … • QUESTIONS on how to craft a strong resume?

Networking • 70 – 80% of all jobs gotten through Networking • Use your

Networking • 70 – 80% of all jobs gotten through Networking • Use your Personal Network – Who all is in your Network? • Use Linked-In • 3 -Step Process – Connection Request – Informational Meeting Request – Conduct the Informational Meeting – POWER : Seek first to understand, then to be understood! • QUESTIONS on NETWORKING?

Interviewing • Think of Your Feet … Don’t be like B-O-B • You have

Interviewing • Think of Your Feet … Don’t be like B-O-B • You have the “Athlete Advantage” • Not afraid to compete • Bring a Swagger to the Interview • Come back strong when facing adversity – Employers love to see how you answer the next question • You have a ton of Tranferrable Skills to offer • Don’t over-use the Athlete Example • You know the importance of Preparation • Put in the REPS to perform your best! • QUESTIONS on Interviewing?

Closing Thought May work enrich your life!

Closing Thought May work enrich your life!

Career Success QUESTIONS?

Career Success QUESTIONS?