Components of a Career Plan A Career Plan is the roadmap to achieving you personal Career Dreams Vision or the “Big Picture” Self Assessment Gap Analysis & S.W.O.T Analysis Objectives & Goals Short-term & Long-Term - Specific, measurable & achievable
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A Career Plan is the roadmap to achieving you personal Career Dreams
A dream without a plan is a nightmare!
Who, where, what, why, and how?
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats
Assessing today against the vision
“Begin with the end in mind” - Steven Covey
“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”
A plan is the difference between buckshot & a bull's-eye How Do I Get There?
Major Skills Interests Values Preferences
Translate into CareersLearn from OthersReality
Career CounselorNetwork Job Shadow
Online Resources Info Interviews Intern/Volunteer
Goal A Goal B Goal C
Long Term Goal :
Short Term Goals: Range of Prioritized Goals, Target Employers, Timeframe, & How to fill the Gaps
Know Your Value in the Marketplace How Do I Get There?What Differentiates You?
Turn Every Stone How Do I Get There?
Learn how to job search effectively now
for the rest of your career
Do you know someone who...?
Then, as a Last Resort:
REACH OUT CONTINUALLY TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK
Everyone you meet can impact your career
Know How to Introduce Yourself! How Do I Get There?
How to Develop a Personal Pitch
Within the first three seconds of a new encounter, you are evaluated… even if it is just a glance. People appraise your visual and behavioral appearance from head to toe. They observe your demeanor, mannerisms, and body language and even assess your grooming and accessories. Within only three seconds, you make an indelible impression.
This first impression process occurs in every new situation. Within the first few seconds, people pass judgment on you – looking for common surface clues. Once the first impression is made, it is virtually irreversible. It is human nature to constantly make these appraisals, in business and social environments. From friendships to business relationships, first impressions can have a huge personal, emotional, and financial impact on one's life.
Why develop a “personal pitch”?
Your personal pitch is an important part of the first impression you make when someone meets you for the first time. It is an opportunity to introduce yourself at a job fair or networking event, in cover letters, interviews, and informal or formal gatherings; anytime you meet someone new. By preparing your personal pitch you convey confidence and articulately deliver your qualities and attributes to potential employers and future business contacts.
Personal Pitch Development:
To create your personal pitch you must prepare your introduction (who you are, your purpose, and position desired). Your pitch can include your major, qualifications, strengths, and accomplishments relevant to the field or position you desire. Remember your personal pitch takes place in a two-way conversation, so discuss your qualifications in a natural manner.
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Personal Pitch continued… How Do I Get There?