Talk Title:
Pursue Jobs and Responsibilities That are Aligned
With Your Strengths

Post Graduation Life

Damian Zikakis

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Presentation Overview

Pursue Jobs and Responsibilities That are Aligned With Your Strengths

You can save yourself a huge amount of grief and misfortune by taking time right now to learn your strengths and identify the types of jobs and responsibilities you will not only succeed at but that will bring you the most joy. Damian will remind you to search for work that you not only enjoy, but can do skillfully and will quench your intellectual curiosity.

Damian will discuss three important career management techniques.

  • Your career is going to be a journey with twists and turns, not a straight line.
  • Pursuing a job aligned with your strengths is a recipe for success and satisfaction in your work.
  • Your first job should meet three criteria; you can tolerate the work, you can do the work skillfully, and you will learn from your work.

Presenter: Damian Zikakis

I have been involved in talent development since 2001 when I began coaching and executive recruiting. My joy comes from helping individuals achieve success and satisfaction in their careers. I love with individuals at all stages of their careers – ranging from college students to CEOs.

As someone with Relator as their number 1 talent theme, my clients and I get to know each other well and form close relationships.

I have the background to coach you for career success and satisfaction!

I completed the Corporate Coach U training program, accredited by the International Coach Federation, am a ICF-certified coach. In addition to my private practice, I am also a member of the executive coaching team of Robert Gregory Partners, a FranklinCovey company. I am certified to interpret Hogan Assessments.

I understand career performance and job searching. I have worked as an executive recruiter and coach since 2001. I led the Career Development Office at the Michigan Ross School of Business for over seven years where I worked with hundreds of students and alumni. I delight in advancing careers through coaching.

I understand business. I began my career as a CPA before transitioning to roles as a Controller, Finance Director, and Chief Financial Officer for middle-market and global organizations. You will benefit from my experience as a successful numbers guy, manager and executive.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I am married to Patty and have two grown sons.

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