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Career Continuation Your overview of the Career Continuation Process.

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  • Career ContinuationYour overview of the Career Continuation Process

  • Where are you?Youre in transition and seeking your next best workYou need to understand the change process you must manageYoure ready to begin working on the key tasksYou want to know about the resources available to support youThis overview session will get you started

  • Agenda for this sessionWe will cover:The Career Continuation and Job Search ProcessKey principles, steps and activities involvedHow you can manage your transitionSupport and services available to you

  • Career Continuation - Defined The process of developing the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully grow and manage your career throughout your personal and professional life.

  • Job Search Defined The core segment of Career Continuation in which you manage the key activities which will successfully identify and find your next best work

  • The Career Continuation ProcessTodayNext Best Work

    Tools AssessmentCareer ObjectiveResumeCorrespondenceTwo-Minute DrillNetworkPeopleMarketing StrategyInterviewingOffersNegotiationTargetsOrganizationsTechnologyResearchCommunicationContact ManagementInformation meetings

  • What are the key steps?Understand the Career Continuation processComplete assessmentsDefine your career/job objective(s)Write your resumeDevelop correspondence/written collateralPractice your two-minute drill/verbal collateralMake a network listResearch your target listImplement your marketing strategyBe ready to interviewPrepare for negotiationMaster technology

  • Complete assessmentsAppropriate assessment tools can provide valuable insight and data to help you:Identify your skills and strengthsConfirm your interests and preferencesClarify career and job objectivesDevelop accurate descriptions to use in your resume and at interviewsImprove your product knowledge!

  • Define career/job objectivesWrite clearly positioned objectives based on accurate data about yourself and your job market/career field.Identify the fitthis drives your communication and marketing strategiesState objectives in terms of what you want what you offer

  • Write your resumeYour resume is your marketing brochure which introduces you and your skills to people and organizations. Create, write and edit your resume to reflect your objectiveUse appropriate format in hard and soft copy versions

  • Develop correspondence and written collateralYour written material may also include:Cover letters (various types)Courtesy letters and notesReference listsBioBusiness cardsNetworking profileApplication formsAll in both hard and soft copy versions

  • Practice your two minute drill/verbal collateralThe two minute drill is a powerful verbal presentation where you confidently state who you are, what you offer and what you want from the listener.Personalize the script for different audiences and situationsVariations include the 30-second elevator speech, the telephone introduction and the job objective statement

  • Make a network listCapture all the data about those people who can assist you in achieving your new career objective.Develop the list starting with the people you already know, eventually to include the key decision-makers and hiring managers you will need to contact.Incorporate your network list into your marketing strategy.

  • Research your target listYour target list of organizations to contact should be based on your career objective, job and personal criteria, and thorough market research.Qualifying your targets will reveal their priority needs and your potential fitAlways identify your hiring manager!

  • Implement your marketing strategyDesign AND implement a systematic marketing planBase your marketing strategy on target lists, networking and researchTrack your activities and progress as you contact potential employers Apply your time management and personal organization skills dailyBest if worked on a project basis

  • Be ready to interviewCarefully prepare for your interviews.For networking meetings communicate who you are professionally and the help or information you need.For employment interviews aim to secure an offer by demonstrating your fit to the job requirements, the value you bring and your enthusiasm for the organizations work

  • Prepare for negotiationWith a clear understanding of the value you bring to the employer, you can negotiate to achieve and enhance an attractive job offer which meets your career objectiveFocus on securing a win-win employment agreement

  • Master technologyDevelop your skill and confidence in using technology, particularly the internetUse technology for your research, communication, contact management and personal organizationBalance high tech and high touch activities productively

  • Your Full Service,Online Career Team gives youProfessional consultant supportResume production A solid understanding of career transition strategiesWorkbookJob and target lists

  • Online Tools and ContactsGoTo Webinar- access to online learningCPI Career Portal www.cpi.com Online career center accessible to you and your consultantDedicated email address: [email protected] Distance Phone # 1-800-959-6020Direct all questions/concerns to your consultant

  • CAREER CONTINUATIONNext steps?ResumeCover LettersMarketing StrategyVerbal DrillsInterviewingNegotiation

  • Other Questions? Comments?

  • Career ContinuationYour overview of the Career Continuation Process