A Quick Exercise to Identify What You Want to Do and What IndustriesYou Should Work In
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.
Shaunna will discuss three important career management techniques.
- List 3 things you like to do and 3 things you don’t like to do. For example, perhaps you like (or don’t like) crunching numbers in Google sheet; or creating presentations; or talking to people.
- Figure out what’s important to you. What are your top 5 values?
- Don’t get stuck looking in just one industry. Your skills set is transferrable. The key is figuring out the language translation from one industry to another.
Presenter: Shaunna Levy
As an innovative career coach I can help you discover what makes you different from everyone else. I help you understand what skills you have so you can excel in your current career or confidently make decisions about what your career path should be. I help you understand what skills you (or your team) have so you can excel in your current career or confidently make decisions about what your career path should be.
In the course of the past 25 years, Brian has worked hands-on with many of the world’s leading brands, including IBM, American Express, Cisco, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Unilever, and Nestlé. For 12 years, Brian was Global Chief Executive Officer of OgilvyOne, the digital marketing arm of The Ogilvy Group. During this time OgilvyOne was named top Customer Engagement Agency by Forrester, and one of the world’s leading Global Digital Marketing Agencies by Gartner Research (2016 and 2017).
Together, we focus on what you are doing right, instead of what you are doing wrong. I give you the tools to figure out your natural abilities and recognize when you are using them. I show you how to describe your talents to those you work with and how to consistently apply them toward a goal.
I know what it’s like to be amazing at your job and still feel like you’re not doing the work you love. For more than 20 years, I worked for a high-tech company managing people, projects, websites and events. I built my career year-by-year, taking on new challenges, learning new skills and continually asking my boss what’s next?
Then, a few years ago, during a team building event I was introduced to the Gallup Strengths Methodology. And I discovered my superpowers.
After being certified, I began to mentor those who worked for me in a new way. I probed about what they liked to do – about what sets them on fire. I assigned them to projects that would highlight their strengths and encouraged them to tackle day-to-day assignments in a style that fit them, not the structure that had been developed.
I watched them soar. I watched them move through confusion about what they’d been told they do well to enlightenment about what they innately knew how to do. I saw them grow confident in applying their strengths and realize their own career paths.
Soon, I began to mentor family and friends in the same way. Again, and again, I saw people move from confusion to understanding. I saw a light bulb after a light bulb turns on. I saw sparks of happiness and energy where before there was complacency. And I loved it!
I am so inspired to work with people every day who just want to be better. They want to take their career to the next level or have clarity around decisions regarding their career. I give them the tools I was given, guide them to their a-ha moment and then watch them soar.