- Control your destiny
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Investing in your career is going to be the most important investment you will ever make. You need to have a plan and strategy to get where you want to go. Each author and coach have three primary strategies to help you explore where you want to go and create a plan to get there!
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Your Successful Career Starts with an Easy to Follow Career Plan!
Focus – Career Planning
Few people have taken the time to create a career plan. As a result, they stumble from one job to another without a clear understanding on how the next job is going to get them to their dream job. Brian leads an organization with over 22,000 employees and will share with you tips he’s learned that will help you manage your career through each transition.
A Quick Exercise to Identify What You Want to Do and What Industries You Should Work In
Focus – Career Exploration
One thing your college has not helped you do is to gain a better perspective on what you want to do with your career and what industries you have the greatest chance of success. Shaunna will share with you simple exercise you can use to drill down to the important fundamental elements of what you consider a successful career and then use that information like a roadmap to guide your career.
ME: How to Sell Who You Are And What You Do & Why You Matter to the World
Focus – Personal Branding
Who you are in the business world is built on what others think you are! So to gain a better understanding of who you are you need to do an analysis and take an introspective look through the eyes of others. Don will share with you the 3M’s of personal branding – Meaning, Makeup, and Message. By following his formula you will create a cohesive personal branding message the will help shape your career.
Articulate Your Talents and How They Will Impact the Firms You Want to Work With
Focus – Sell Yourself
You are among 2,000,000 college students graduating during May and June. All of you are stepping into an economy that is hiring 200,000 or fewer employees per month. It’s no wonder then that the average grad will take nearly 8 months to land a job. Mark will show you how to impress hiring managers by showing them how you will use your talents to help their firms reach their goals.
Launching Careers: Success When Entering The Workforce (Opening Doors)
Focus – Career Strategy
Before you enter the workforce it only makes sense to gain a better perspective of who you are, what you want to be, and where you will best fit in the workforce. Now more than ever you need to take the time to do a personal assessment, conduct a career base scoring, identify your personal characteristics, do a skills inventory and identify your value and strength triggers. Julie will share with you how to identify and build on this foundation.
Choose a Company With a Culture That Compliments Your Talents and Interests
Focus – Company Culture
You are more than likely familiar with the term “Square peg in a round hole.” Research by Deloitte shows 88 percent of employees believe culture is important to business success. More importantly company culture has an enormous effect on personal success and happiness. Before you even start your career you need to identify which cultures will support your career advancement.
Networking in the 21st Century series
Focus – Networking
You will quickly find out that your network of friends and their friends will become an amazing source of leads for jobs. In this twenty-first century you will need to learn how to effectively identify and cultivate a network so it will be easier for you to move from job to job in the future.
What do you want to do when you grow up?
Focus – Career Strategy
What do you want to do when you grow up? Yuri is a career coach that has worked with hundreds of people to help them find out what they want to do and where they want to go in their career. Yuri will share practical ideas on how you can create a life that supports your interests and skills.
Do you have a career plan?
Focus – Career Mapping
Do you know where you want to end up in five to ten years? You have an incredible opportunity right now to begin to figure out who you are, what your talents will make you a superstar at and where you want them to take you. Kristin has written the book on how to map out your career and she will do it for you!
Become Aware of Your Strengths to Expand Your Career Horizons
Focus – Strengths Matching
Chances are you are unsure of what industries and jobs your academic achievements not have prepared you for. It’s important also to know what your personal strengths and gifts are to better identifywhat the perfect starting job. Lisa will share with you a variety of online resources that will help you expand your awareness of the careers and jobs that will leverage your skills and interests.
Malcom & Simone Collins
Be the You, YOU Want to Be and LOVE your Life!
Focus – Expanding Horizons
Your life must have balance in order for you to be happy. You need to define who you are and what you want to be so you can pick and choose the jobs, responsibilities, and activities YOU want to be involved in. Join Malcom and Simone for tips you will use your entire career.
Communicate Your Value With Hiring Authorities
Focus – Communicate Your Value
You not only need to know what you are good at and enjoy doing, but you also need to know how to articulate your value to hiring authorities. Hiring authorities have heard from everyone they are hard workers, but what they really want to know is how you will leverage your experience and skills to help their organizations reach their goals.
You’re the Boss of Your Own Career! Lead Yourself to Job Happiness
Focus – Career Attitude
If you don’t take control of your own career, plenty of others will do so for you. Jennifer will share with you a philosophy that will benefit you the rest of your life! Her high energy strategy will show you how to set a career course and continue to advance toward your goals and dream job.
HOW WILL YOU POWER UP TODAY?
Focus – Life Plan
You are going to join two million grads who are entering the workforce and every single one—like you – are looking to launch a meaningful career. Kenya born Liza Wisner is going to fire you up and help you see that you need to move fast to get ahead in your career.
Experience Over Degrees: The Blueprint to Get You the Job Your Degree Doesn’t
Focus – Managing Contacts
Getting your degree involved a lot of hard work and an enormous amount of money. Now you need to leverage that investment to launch your career. You need a tactical road map to share your experiences and skills with hiring authorities. You will also need to start to build your professional network. Rishav has mastered the art of networking and will share with you proven strategies to let your network find your next job.
Learn it, love it, live it.
Focus – Career Attitude
If you don’t know who you are and what you are capable of doing, you won’t stand out to hiring authorities. Kristen reminds us that you need to have a clear understanding of what you can do for the company that you are interviewing with and how you will show them you act on and live your strengths.
The Business of YOU: A Guide to Finding, Managing, and Succeeding in Your Career
Focus – Career Confidence
You’ve proven your academic prowess and have earned your degree. Now you will need to prove your business acumen and value to the firms that are going to hiring you in the next decade. Lukas has been there done that! He’s going to share with you proven strategies that help propel his career from an entry-level job to the C-Suite of an industry leading company in less than 10 years.
Communicate your Skills via Social Media, in Your Resume and Cover Letter
Focus – Career Planning
Once you have identified your primary skills, behaviors, and interests you will have an opportunity to communicate them via your social media channels, resumes, cover letters and interviews. Barbara will give you a better understanding of how you can leverage your gifts to land a dream first job.
Proven Strategies to Leave a Mark and Live a Meaningful Life!
Pete – Career Exploration
You are so lucky. You are about to start a career with an unlimited future. Pete works with people everyday who 20 or 30 years into their career start asking, “What have I done to make a difference?” Instead of asking that question down the road, Pete wants you to ask yourself that question right now. You’ll take away thought-provoking questions that will help you build a strategy to “make a difference” every day of your life.