Strategizing and Managing Your Job Search Angela Heyroth

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Strategizing and Managing Your Job Search Angela Heyroth Daniels College of Business University of

Strategizing and Managing Your Job Search Angela Heyroth Daniels College of Business University of Denver

Agenda Overview of career mapping – Steps and processes n Create your career map

Agenda Overview of career mapping – Steps and processes n Create your career map n Wrap-up and next steps n

Breaking Old Paradigms

Breaking Old Paradigms

The Importance of Career Management n Everyone needs a little direction in life Strategize

The Importance of Career Management n Everyone needs a little direction in life Strategize your search n Discover your values, skills, and interests n Provide a sense of stability and direction n Assess your employability n Find the thread tying your background and goals together n Allow “out of the box” thinking n

Steps in the Process 1. 2. 3. 4. Self-assessment Development planning Market scanning Action

Steps in the Process 1. 2. 3. 4. Self-assessment Development planning Market scanning Action Planning (and Implementation)

Career Mapping Step 1: Self. Assessment n n n n What drives you? What

Career Mapping Step 1: Self. Assessment n n n n What drives you? What are your values? What are your unique talents? What are your needs? What have you accomplished? What do you enjoy? What don’t you enjoy? How do you need to be rewarded? What environments do you thrive in? What factors are important to you in a job? (geography, rewards, employees, commute, culture, the work itself, managerial style, etc. )

Career Mapping Step 2: Development Planning n n n Where are you lacking? What

Career Mapping Step 2: Development Planning n n n Where are you lacking? What do you need to get better at? What is your ideal job? Where do you want to be in 2 years? 5 years? 10 years? What goals and objectives do you need to set, and what help do you need to make them come true?

Career Mapping Step 3: Market Scanning n n n What opportunities are available in

Career Mapping Step 3: Market Scanning n n n What opportunities are available in the broad career market? What challenges and opportunities do you face in light of this? What problems and risks are inherent in this chosen field? What are you willing to put up with?

Career Mapping Step 4: Action Planning n n n What are your concrete and

Career Mapping Step 4: Action Planning n n n What are your concrete and manageable goals? What is your timeline? Target dates? What are your deliverables? What are the risks, obstacles, and benefits? What resources and other help will you need in order to complete each action item?

Action Item Deadline Deliverables Learn about XYZ Company Oct. 31 Take notes and make

Action Item Deadline Deliverables Learn about XYZ Company Oct. 31 Take notes and make print-outs Contact 3 people every week Ongoing – Send emails due every and get Wed. additional names Resources needed Risks Benefits Hoovers. com None More knowledge about the industry Contact database; learn how to network Expand network and get good information May not respond; may not ask right thing Follow -up

Who I am now Action Plan Ultimate goal

Who I am now Action Plan Ultimate goal

Where you are now Where you want to be CAREER MAP Action Plan Development

Where you are now Where you want to be CAREER MAP Action Plan Development Plan

Create Your Career Map: 20 minutes n n Be creative and take risks Be

Create Your Career Map: 20 minutes n n Be creative and take risks Be realistic and all-inclusive Spend 10 -15 minutes now and then another 510 minutes sharing it with someone else Resources: - Various styles of career maps Values inventory List of core competencies

Next Steps – Turning ideas into reality n n n “When using any map,

Next Steps – Turning ideas into reality n n n “When using any map, it’s a good idea to do a reality check and make sure the road still exists, watch out for construction, and follow all precautions. This is only to be used as an aid in planning. ” Seek out a board of advisors who make sure you’re on the right track Keep your development plan updated Be aware of all your opportunities and resources Be open to spontaneous opportunities