- 1.What They Dont Teach You In School A Holistic Approach to Career Coaching Presented by: Kendra Wilburn Cincinnati State Midwest Culinary Institute
2. Agenda What career coaching isnt. What career coaching is. Value of career coaching 5 Step Career Direction Journey Model Steps to Implementation 3. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.- Vince Lombardi 4. What Career Coaching Isnt . A career coach is NOT a: Boss Guru Fortune teller Therapist/psychologist 5. A Career Coach is. An assessor of: Attributes Skills Current work situation And provides feedback 6. A Career Coach is. An Information Provider Supplies ideas and information on options Resources Potential barriers 7. A Career Coach is. A Guide Suggests courses of action Provides feedback during the process of what isworking and what isnt. 8. A Career Coach is. A Tutor Teaches techniques and information for Career changes Job searches Career planning 9. Value of Career Coaching Increased control over career direction Increased control over career pace Minimizes change related stress More effective and satisfying career decisions 10. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 11. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Understanding self, skills, interests & values Particular talent that when expressed makes the world a better place Something you might gravitate toward during after-hours activities People respect you for 12. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Who am I? Two approaches to addressing this question Asking student/employee/client to explore theirindividual talents Using assessment to explore individual preferences 13. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Approach one consider the following questions: When have you been most committed, passionateand enthusiastic? When have you been most creative? When have you been most sure of yourself and yourdecisions? What do you consider to be your greatestaccomplishment? When have others considered you to be mostsuccessful? When have you enjoyed your work the most? 14. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Approach one consider the following questions: What about the world puzzles you or disturbs youthat you could make an impact on? What jobs do you like to do at work when you havea choice? What activities are you drawn towards out of work? If money were no concern, what would you bedoing? 15. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Approach two use of assessments: DiSC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, andConscientiousness) Now Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham andClifton. ** Treat these tests as advisory only 16. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences As you explore your students/employees/clients personality you come to realize who they are is really determined by the choices they make. How they choose to react one way over another, or to prefer one thing over another. Take this one step further and ask: Why they make the choices they do When you know the why you begin to see how theycan become fulfilled through the work they do. 17. Phase I - Assessing Self & Preferences Putting it all together ask: What their talents and strengths are The talents they achieve the most with The activities they get the most satisfaction from; The type of activity the assessment if applicable moves them toward 18. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 19. Moving on is a gift you give yourself.- Joan Rivers 20. Phase II - Exploring Options Proactively identifying, understanding and matching student/employee/client to the possibilities. Struggle occurs when: Pursue a career path that is at odds with values,beliefs, and way of seeing the world. Leads to poor performance, stress and pressure 21. Phase II - Exploring Options Starting Point Brainstorming jobs individual thinks wouldsuite who they are. Research top careers they have identified Career Tests Princeton Review Career Quiz (FREE!) Self-directed-search.com (inexpensive goodselection of careers) Assessment.com (inexpensive good selection ofcareers) Career test are merely a starting point not a finaldestination. 22. Phase II - Exploring Options Research: Sites like: Acinet.org bls.gov/oco Reading industry / career magazinesunderstanding of major players in the industry aswell as issues/problems/trends etc.. Attend professional and trade shows Participate in job fairs Visit company websites Volunteering 23. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 24. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.-Abraham Lincoln 25. Phase III - Developing Skills & Experience Building skills, knowledge & reputation Co-op and Internships Volunteer Accepting part-time work within your industry 26. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 27. Everything, absolutely everything youve ever wanted now lies within reach! Of course, you still have to reach. - Mike Dooley www.tut.com 28. Phase IV - Marketing Self Obtaining the skills to seek, obtain, maintain and change jobs. Realize that you are a brand Cover Letter Resume Portfolio Hard Copy Web Network References Ask: Would YOU interview YOU? Would YOU hire YOU? The Exact Right Product to the Exact Right Target Market Using the Exact Right Media at the Exact Right Time 29. Phase IV - Marketing Self Ask: Would YOU interview YOU? Would YOU hire YOU? The Exact Right Product to the Exact Right Target Market Using the Exact Right Media at the Exact Right Time 30. Phase IV - Marketing Self Use a SWOT: Strengths What are you good at? What skills do others recognize in you? What do you do better than most people you workwith? What about yourself, are you most proud of orsatisfied with? What experiences, resources or connections do youhave access to that others dont. 31. IV - Marketing Self Use SWOT Weaknesses What do you try to do that you cant seem to master? What do you do only because you have to do? Are there one or two aspects of your personality thathold you back? What do other people most often identify as aweakness for you? Where are you vulnerable? Where do you lack experience, resources orconnections where others have them? 32. Phase IV - Marketing Self Use a SWOT: Opportunities What ways can you maximize strengths? What opportunities are open to those who do thesethings well? What would you love to do that youre good at? How can you minimize your weaknesses? Where do you see the most potential growth foryourself? What trends are having an impact on your currentcareer or one you are thinking about pursuing? 33. Phase IV - Marketing Self Use a SWOT: Threats Do you have weaknesses that need to be addressedbefore you can move forward? What problems could your weaknesses cause ifunchecked? What setbacks might you face? What obstacles have other people overcome to get towhere you want to go? 34. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 35. I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.- Thomas Jefferson 36. Phase V - Performing & Planning Next Steps From Paper to Application Now have something very few people have a wellthought out Personal Plan Take the self organizational steps to bring plan tolife. Write a Career Mission Statement What you intend to accomplish and why Determine short-term and long term goals and actionsteps Create your To Do List 37. Phase V - Performing & Planning Next Steps From Paper to Application Cont Review SWOT and see if you need to take any actionto mitigate these threats. Add to TO DO list. Examine skills and competencies Commitment to work on the plan everyday. 38. 5 Phases of Career Direction JourneyAssessing SelfPhasePhase12 ExploringPerforming Options PhasePhase53Marketing Developing SelfSkills Phase 4 39. Final ThoughtsRemember the Career Journey is as dynamic as you are. As circumstances change, so does your plan. Rather than scrapping the plan all together, make changes along the way to keep it current and relevant.