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career guidance seminar

Career Guidance Seminar

A presentation brought to you by the

DOSA office at AUST.

Compiled and Presented by

The Office of the Dean of Students and Admissions

American University of Science and Technology

AUST Dean of students and Admissions

what is a resume
What is a resume?
  • A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications. It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.

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general guidelines
General Guidelines
  • Length: It is best to limit an entry-level resume to one typed page. Be as concise as possible in stating information in each section of your resume.
  • Font: Avoid fonts smaller than 10 point and larger than 12 point.
  • Paper: Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper. Print your resume with a laser or high quality ink-jet printer.

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identifying information
Identifying Information

KIMBERLY ANN HURST

1305 Palmer Dr. #1276

West Lafayette, IN

Boiler@purdue.edu

(765) 555-1706

  • Put your name, permanent and campus addresses, permanent and campus phone numbers, and email address prominently at the top of your resume.
  • Avoid using a nickname to identify yourself.
  • Consider including your URL address or fax number if you have one.

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objective statement
Objective Statement
  • One to three sentence summary of your area of expertise and career interest.
  • Write as complete sentences or as descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation.
  • Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking. Demonstrate what you can do for the company rather than what they can do for you.

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a good objective statement answers questions
A good objective statement answers questions
  • What position(s) are you applying for?
  • What are your main qualifications?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What is your professional identity?

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Objective Statement

Avoid overgeneralized statements:

A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas.

Avoid statements that focus only on what a company can do for you:

A position where I gain experience in working on biological problems.

Make the statement as specific as possible:

A position which allows me to apply my background in engineering and high performance computing to biological problems.

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education
Education
  • This is an important section for recent college graduates or students seeking internships or summer jobs.
  • Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement, include information such as university attended, degrees earned, major, minors, grade point average, date of program completion, and so forth.

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purposes to inform and persuade
Purposes: to inform and persuade
  • Give information about your schooling and training
  • Persuade employers your educational background is relevant to the job, providing evidence of your qualifications
  • Help your resume stand out from others in the stack

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relevant courses
Relevant Courses
  • List relevant courses that:
    • Help you stand out from the crowd
    • Have provided you with specific skills or knowledge
  • Consider including this information in the education section of the resume.
  • Spanish (4 semesters)
  • Computer Science
  • Business Writing
  • Business Law
  • Ethics
  • Only include courses taken in addition to your major or minor.
  • Refer to the course by name rather than by number.

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Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Graduation May 2000

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.2/4.0

Major GPA: 3.5/4.0

  • You do not have to include your GPA on the resume, but if it isn’t included, employers may assume that it is lower than it really is.
  • Always state the grade point scale your school is using.

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what else may be included
What else may be included?
  • Extra information about your degree (major, minor or selective GPAs, funding sources, honors, etc.)—usually listed or included in parentheses
  • Specializations and special projects—usually listed or described briefly
  • Other relevant skills and training (relevant coursework, computer skills, language proficiency, certifications, licenses, etc.)—may be subsections or separate sections

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are we done now
Are we done now?

B.A. in Professional Writing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana,

May 2001 (Funded 100% of Schooling)

Concentration: Business and Technical Writing

Select Coursework: Computer-aided Publishing, Writing for the Computer Industry, Business Writing, Technical Writing, Advanced Professional Writing

Overall GPA: 3.4/4.0 Major GPA: 3.7/4.0

Education

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employment experience
Employment Experience
  • Include positions you have held which are related, in some way, to the job you are seeking. These might be both paid and volunteer positions.
  • Be creative with this section of your resume by describing and emphasizing your experiences in the most relevant way possible.

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informing to persuade
Informing to persuade
  • Provide information to help persuade prospective employers that your experiences make you qualified for the job
  • Help your resume stand out from others in the stack
  • Construct your professional identity

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Employment Experience

Hospitality Intern

(May 1999-August 1999)

Mountain Jacks, Lafayette, IN

Oversaw the planning, production, preparation and prompt delivery of food

Assisted in training and retaining new and experienced employees

Created a positive and healthy atmosphere in the restaurant

  • Include information such as company name and location, job title, dates, and duties performed.
  • Make this section easy to read by using spacing and bullets.
  • Use action phrases to highlight the duties you have performed.

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developing your descriptions
Developing your descriptions
  • Use varied action words to describe experiences
  • Answer the journalistic questions:
    • Who?…With whom did you work?
    • What? …What duties did you perform?
    • Where? …Where did your job fit into the organization?
    • Why? …What goals were you trying to accomplish?
    • When? …What timelines were you working under?
    • How? …What procedures did you follow?

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action phrases
Action Phrases

Hospitality Intern

(May 1999-August 1999)

Mountain Jacks, Lafayette, IN

  • Oversaw the planning, production, preparation and prompt delivery of food
  • Assisted in training and retaining new and experienced employees
  • Created a positive and healthy atmosphere in the restaurant
  • Action phrases will help you avoid being too brief and from understating your qualifications.
  • Think about your qualifications as a professional would.

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parallel phrases
Parallel Phrases

Hospitality Intern

(May 1999-August 1999)

Mountain Jacks, Lafayette, IN

Oversaw the planning, production, preparation and prompt delivery of food

Assisted in training and retaining new and experienced employees

Created a positive and healthy atmosphere in the restaurant

  • Make your descriptions easy to read through parallel structure.
  • Set up a pattern and stick with it.
  • In the example, all the verbs are parallel: “oversaw,” “assisted,” and “created” are all past tense verbs.

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activities and honors
Activities and Honors
  • Include relevant activities and honors that you could discuss with your prospective employer or that have given you valuable experience or skills.
  • Other names: Awards, Memberships, Volunteer Work, Hobbies

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why bother
Why bother?
  • Fill up white space
  • Provide additional evidence of your qualifications
  • Give employers a sense of who you are outside of school and work

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specialized skills
Specialized Skills
  • Include skills that make you unique, such as computer skills, foreign language skills, or military service.
  • Be specific in describing your special skills; name computer programs you know, how long you studied a foreign language, or your dates of military service.

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references
References
  • In general, do not include the names and addresses of your references on your resume.
  • It is enough to state that references are available upon request.
  • Choose professional references rather than character references. Employers and professors who know you and your work are the best references.

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reference sheet
Reference Sheet

Dr. Mary Delinsky

Heavilon Hall, Room 226

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907

(765) 494-3723

Dr. Delinsky is my current

academic advisor in the

Creative Writing and

Science Fiction Program.

  • Include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your references.
  • Always ask permission before you include any information on your reference sheet.
  • Consider giving your references a copy of your resume so they will be prepared to talk to employers.

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organizing your resume
Organizing Your Resume
  • Organize your resume to highlight your unique skills and strengths.
  • Use whatever combination of organizational styles you think best highlight your individual qualifications.
  • The most common resume styles are:
  • reverse chronological
  • functional
  • skills
  • imaginative

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reverse chronological resume style
Reverse Chronological Resume Style
  • Present your education and work experience in chronological order, beginning with your most recent experiences.
  • This style is best for people whose job experiences closely parallel the positions for which they are applying or for those who have not had periods of unemployment time between jobs.

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Reverse Chronological Resume Style

Work Experience:

1997-Present U.S. Postal Service, Indianapolis. Worked as a Station Manager, delivering mail, overseeing retail sales, planning delivery to new routes

1994-1997 All Right Parking, Inc., Indianapolis. Worked as a Manager, handling customer relations, overseeing accounts, supervising twenty-five employees

1992-1994 Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis. Worked as a District Sales Manager recruiting and training new employees, managing crews of twenty-five carriers within nine counties, designing routes

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functional resume style
Functional Resume Style
  • Organize experience by type of function performed. Under each, give specific examples.
  • Highlight experiences that directly relate to the job you are seeking.
  • Ignore experiences that do not relate to the job for which you are applying.
  • Place things in order of importance rather than chronological order.

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Functional Resume Style

Experience:

Research Assistant (August 1998-August 1999)—Purdue U.

Assisted Professor Robert Thompson in:

* updating statistical tables and charts

* answering research questions via the Internet, library, and by establishing resources to provide the needed information

President, Sociology Club (January-May 2000)

* Raised over $2,000 for club expenses and scholarships

* Organized 10 activities for over 200 students

* Designed and maintained club website

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skills resume style
Skills Resume Style
  • Emphasize what you can do rather than where you have worked.
  • Try to match your skills to the position for which you are applying.
  • This style is ideal for people who have gained valuable skills from a variety of unrelated experiences

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Skills Resume Style

Skills:

Communication Skills

*Counseled teens in an anti-drug initiative at Jefferson High School

*Received Employee of the Month Award for my work creating a positive environment at Wal-Mart while working as a cashier

*Presented a semester-long project on choosing a major to a group of prospective students

Training Skills

*Trained new employees in cashier procedures at Wal-Mart

*Served as assistant coach for a Jefferson High School basketball team

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what is a cover letter
What Is a Cover Letter?
  • A cover letter expresses your interest in and qualifications for a position to a prospective employer.

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what should my cover letter accomplish
What Should My Cover Letter Accomplish?
  • Your cover letter should introduce the main points of your resume.
  • It should also help you to “sell” your qualifications to the prospective employer.

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header
Header

Emma Markley

Human Resources Director

St. Luke's Medical Center

729 S. Paulina

Chicago, IL 60612

Dear Ms. Markley:

  • Address your letter to a specific person, ideally to the person who will interview you.
  • Look for the person’s name in company publications, or phone the organization and ask for the person’s name or for the personnel manager.

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introductory paragraph
Introductory Paragraph

Your first paragraph should:

  • Get the reader’s attention, stimulate interest, and be appropriate for the job you are seeking.
  • Make your goal clear to readers.
  • Preview the rest of your letter. Highlight the qualifications you will discuss throughout the letter.

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solicited application letters
Solicited Application Letters
  • Solicited application letters are letters written in response to an advertised job opening.
  • It is appropriate to mention where you learned of the opening in the first paragraph.

I believe that my knowledge

of public relations and my

proven communication and

leadership skills make me a

strong candidate for the

position of Media Relations

Coordinator that was posted

by the Delta Airlines Job

Opportunities Program.

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unsolicited application letters
Unsolicited Application Letters
  • Unsolicited application letters are written to companies that have not posted a job opening.
  • It is important to gain the reader’s attention and persuade them that you can contribute to the company’s goals.

As a member of one of the

fastest growing publishing

houses in the world, do you

have an opening in your

acquisitions department for

a recent college graduate

with a major in English and

publishing and editing

experience?

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goals of the body paragraphs
Goals of the Body Paragraphs
  • Highlight your strongest qualifications for the position for which you are applying.
  • Demonstrate how these qualifications will benefit the employer.
  • Refer employers to your enclosed resume.

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detailing your experience
Detailing Your Experience
  • Show (don’t tell) employers your qualifications
  • Include specific, credible examples of your qualifications for the position.
  • Use numbers, names of equipment you've used, or features of a project that may apply to the job you want.

As a banking representative at Bank One, I provided quality customer service while promoting the sale of products to customers. I also handled upwards of $20,000 a day and was responsible for balancing the bank’s ATM machine.

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using active language don ts
Using Active Language—Don’ts
  • Don’t be vague in your descriptions.
  • Don’t use weak verbs such as endeavored, tried, hoped, and attempted.
  • Don’t use sexist language such as chairman and manpower.

Vague:

I worked as a ramp agent at Comair.

Weak:

I attempted to attract customers.

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using active language do s
Using Active Language—Do’s
  • Use concrete words to describe your experience.
  • Use present tense to discuss current activities and past tense for previous job duties or accomplishments.
  • Be as specific as possible in descriptions; list dollar amounts and figures when you can.

Vague: I worked as a ramp agent for COMAIR.

Specific: As a ramp agent, I assisted in loading baggage, oversaw fueling the aircraft, and stocked commissary items on the aircraft.

Weak: I attempted to attract customers.

Strong: I initiated a program to attract customers to Pizza Hut, which resulted in a 5% increase in sales for the month of June.

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organizing your letter
Organizing Your Letter
  • In general, cover letters should be no longer than one typed page.
  • Organize your body paragraphs to emphasize your strongest and most relevant qualifications. Only include the two or three strongest qualifications from your resume.
  • Make it easy for readers to scan your letter by beginning each paragraph with a topic sentence.

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concluding your letter
Concluding Your Letter

I would welcome the

opportunity to discuss

these and other

qualifications with you. If

you are interested, please

contact me at (317) 555-

0118 any morning before

11:00 a.m., or feel free to

leave a message.

  • Conclude by asking for a personal interview.
  • Be flexible regarding a date and time for the interview.
  • Be specific about how the interviewer should contact you.
  • Include a thank you.

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key points to remember
Key Points to Remember
  • Appeal to company values, attitudes, goals, projects, etc.
  • Elaborate on the information in your resume.
  • Provide evidence of your qualifications.
  • Proofread carefully for grammatical and typographical errors. The letter should be error-free.

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how to guarantee a successful interview

How to Guarantee a Successful Interview

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guaranteeing a successful interview
Guaranteeing A Successful Interview
  • View the interview as a Test
  • The Interview: An opportunity to persuade

Six questions before starting the persuasion process:

  • What do I want?
  • What does the other person want?
  • What is the least I will expect?
  • What are possible problems that my rise?
  • How will I handle these problems (and even convert some to my advantage)?
  • How will I bring this situation to a successful conclusion?

Mirroring the interviewer is another proven persuasion technique.

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the five p s
The Five P’s

Preparation:

  • Research the company
  • Know your qualifications
  • Always remember that you’ll be hired because an employer needs you. Too many applicants with a strong sense of entitlement focus too much on themselves and not enough on the interviewer, failing to realize this simple truth.
  • Prepare the day before by carefully selecting the material you will bring with you to the interview. You must bring:

- Several resumes (the interviewer may pass yours to other people or may have misplaced it).

- A pad of paper and two pens for taking notes.

- Name and telephone numbers of references (or letter of reference)

- Any evidence of your accomplishments.

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The Five P’s

Practice:

Practice answering questions that you expect will be asked, as well as those you don’t expect, so that you are not startled by a question out of the blue.

Positive thinking

You must be well versed on the industry, company, and job; knowing how your qualifications fit the job; and explaining articulately why you fit.

- Use techniques of visualization and affirmation to help you. Visualize yourself walking in and smiling at the interviewer, answering questions well, and being offered the job at a great salary.

- Use affirmation like “I’m going to do well in this interview”

Take several deep breathes before your interview. Feeling anxiety and doubts drain from you body. Sit up straight, shoulders back, and notice how you seem more confident. Feel calm, at peace, and centered not scattered.

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The Five P’s

Punctuality

Arriving out of breath, flustered and mumbling apologies is not a good way to start an interview. But if it happens, call before you arrive, cite a good reason, apologize, and then drop the subject. Don't let the situation affect your whole interview.

Politeness

Be polite to everyone you encounter in the company where you are interviewing.

It is only polite to send a thank you note to everyone who interviews you. Send the notes within a day or two after the meeting; memories fade, and many candidates are often interviewed for each opening.

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questions you must be prepared for
Questions You Must Be Prepared For

“Tell me about yourself” or “How would you describe yourself”?

Summarize background and accomplishments to demonstrate why you are a good fit for the job.

What are your greatest strengths?

Offer traits that employers like – initiative, reliability, or problem-solving skills-and back them up with examples.

What is your greatest weakness?

Try to turn a positive trait into a weakness-For example, being goal-oriented to the point of being driven to being a perfectionist.

What are your most important accomplishments?

Note whether you were part of a team.

Why should I hire you?

Give reasons, based on past job performance, why you can make a contribution to this job.

Do you have any questions?

You sure do. Don’t just sit there; ask informed, intelligent questions. This is not the time to ask about salary or benefits- wait until the job offer.

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Questions You Must Be Prepared For

Can you give a presentation on our product, service, or concept?

Your research has prepared you to be knowledgeable about the product, service, or concept, and the interviewer wants to test your sales and communication skills, and your ability to be cool under pressure. Role-play a sales call, noting the major selling features and how the item differs from that of competitors.

What are your career goals, and how do you plan to achieve them?

You want to go as far as your skills and talents take you in a specific industry, or job function, meeting all challenges along the way for professional growth.

What salary do you want?

Cite the job duties to make sure that you and the interviewer are on the same wavelength. Then ask what salary range he/she can offer for the job. If you are backed against the wall, respond with a range (not a fixed number).

Do you prefer working with others or alone?

A safe answer is that you like to work as a part of a team but have the self-directedness and discipline to work alone, if necessary.

How do you respond to criticism?

You welcome constructive criticism without feeling attacked because you understand that you can learn from more experienced people in the company.

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Questions You Must Be Prepared For

How do you operate as a team player?

You realize that everyone on the team has an important and interdependent role to play. You listen to their opinion with respect, and try to get along with everyone for the greater good of the company. You do your job in a way that helps the team operate smoothly and productively.

What kinds of people do you prefer to work with?

You prefer to work with people who are hardworking, honest, enthusiastic, and take pride in their work.

Can you describe your management style?

You motivate your staff by praise, reward, and setting a good example. You treat them with respect, inviting their suggestion, and empower them to take on tasks of increasing responsibility.

Can you handle pressure?

Don’t stop at saying “Yes”. Explain how pressure spurs you to turn in a professional work product, and offer an example of how you thrived despite a short deadline or a challenge of juggling many competing projects at the same time.

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questions you should ask the interviewer
Questions You Should Ask The Interviewer
  • What are the major responsibilities of this position?
  • Where does this position fit in the corporate structure?
  • How is the department organized?
  • What will be the first projects that you should expect to tackle?
  • What is a typical path for career advancement in your company?
  • Why is the position open?
  • How long has the position been open?
  • Who will be the supervisor – and can I meet him or her?
  • What specific clients or customers do you expect your new employee to handle?
  • What is the day–to–day work environment like?

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dress for success males
Dress for Success - Males
  • Dark color suit: the darker the color, the more professional
  • Dark color tie
  • Clean pair of shoes
  • Decent hair cut
  • Full shaving
  • NO earrings or any type of accessories
  • A briefcase gives a professional look

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dress for success females
Dress for Success – Females
  • Dark color, loose suit: the darker the color, the more professional
  • Clean pair of shoes; no sandals
  • No hair hanging on your face
  • Light makeup colors
  • Few accessories: small earring, a thick necklace, a small watch, and one thin ring (if you wish)
  • A briefcase gives a professional look

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career development plan

Career Development Plan

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Career Development Plan
  • Overview & Expectation
  • Processes related to career development are designed to meet particular goals for development that are associated with the Division’s goals and objectives
  • Through the active participation of employees, this process can better predict barriers and obstacles. It can also provide opportunities to identify developmental opportunities that will improve the Division’s future success

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overview expectation
Overview & Expectation
  • Managers are expected to understand and apply these processes to promote the individual development of each employee’s developmental needs. This ensures job and organizational success
  • Employees are expected to understand and execute their shared responsibility for the continued development of their skills, knowledge and abilities. This ensures job and organizational success

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definition
DEFINITION:

Career development provides the opportunity for supervisors and employees to identify training and development needs in order to ensure job and organizational success.

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DEFINITION (cont.):

Benefits derived from the career development process:

  • Provides opportunity to develop a plan of action that will help assure individual and organizational success
  • Provides managers and employees an opportunity to work out plans for achieving goals that relate to employee and organizational needs
  • Provides a tool for managers and employees to communicate and reach agreement on goals and developmental needs

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DEFINITION (cont.):
  • Provides a means of acquiring current and future "skill mix" information for the organization, as well as an opportunity for employees to obtain a better understanding of organizational career opportunities
  • Provides employees with another perspective on how their skills, abilities, strengths, and developmental needs are viewed

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Taking

Initiative

Shared

Responsibility

Career Development Process

Performance

Appraisal

System

Corporate

Leadership

Center

Assess

How do I know what I need?

Objectives/Goals defined

Performance feedback

Development planning

1. Knowledge

2. Skills

3. Abilities

Evaluate

Plan

What is available to me?

How do I know it is working?

Implement

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How do I make it work?

process guidelines
Process Guidelines

For example:

  • During the month of October the manager and the employee should familiarize themselves with the Individual Development Plan (IDP) worksheet
  • The IDP is a six-step process that involves two-way communication between the manager and employee

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Process Guidelines
  • Identify performance priorities
  • Determine skills needs assessment/development objectives
  • Explore development options and select activities
  • Manager’s preparation for discussion
  • Employee’s preparation for discussion
  • Identify resources
  • Hold development discussion with manager
  • Take action
  • Monitor progress

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identifying performance priorities
Identifying Performance Priorities
  • Determine the tasks and projects that must be completed in order for the Division to achieve its goals and operating requirements
  • Establish job goals
  • Define success and reveal the bottom line for measuring individual contributions to the Division’s goals

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Identifying Performance Priorities (cont.)
  • While there may be some overlap between performance standards and performance priorities, in general performance standards indicate how work will be done and may not necessarily change from year-to-year
  • Focus on what is expected to be accomplished

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determine skill needs assessment development objectives
Determine Skill Needs Assessment/Development Objectives
  • Once performance priorities have been established, a skill needs assessment and development objectives need to be determined
  • Skills needs assessment is a process to identify the competencies employees must possess in order to achieve organizational performance priorities

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Objectives (cont.)
  • Competencies include knowledge, skills, and abilities. Also, the job and the standards for doing the job, job description, and performance appraisal should be considered
  • Generally knowledge pertains to mastery of a subject matter area; a skill pertains to physical competencies or physically doing something, and the ability pertains to the potential of using a knowledge or skill where needed
  • Competencies are related to tasks. Developmental objectives are statements that outline those competencies that will be addressed in the IDP.

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explore all developmental options and select activities
Explore All Developmental Options And Select Activities

There are many types of developmental activities; formal training is only one option and many times is not the best option

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DEVELOPMENT OPTION MATRIX

On the Job

Formal Coursework

  • Professional and technical skills
  • Leadership
  • General management
  • Activities
  • Coaching
  • Feedback
  • Mentoring

Self-Development

Special Assignment

  • Development in-place
  • Temporary
  • New positions
  • Readings
  • Self-study
  • Professional organizations

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explore developmental options and select activities
Explore Developmental Options And Select Activities

When selecting a developmental activity, the following criteria may help identify the best activity for your specific needs

  • Will the activity contribute to the developmental objective? How?
  • What are the direct and indirect costs associated with the activity?
  • Is the developmental activity easily available?

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manager s discussion
Manager’s Discussion
  • The discussion is an opportunity for the manager and employee to review plans for achieving goals while considering career goals and the Division’s particular needs
  • As a result of the discussion, managers and employees will develop an IDP

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employee s discussion
Employee’s Discussion

Preparing an IDP is the foundation of a career partnership between the manager and employee

There will be questions throughout the process however; once the IDP is completed, a more formal development discussion is conducted

The objective of the development discussion is to gain support for a plan of action and to modify the IDP as necessary

  • Actively listen, ask questions, and clarify until you understand
  • Be flexible and open to new ideas
  • Managers may have a broad view of what is happening in the organization and may make suggestions that will be beneficial to everyone

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monitor progress
Monitor progress -
  • The IDP process is an on-going, continuous process of growth and development
  • The IDP should be periodically reassessed to determine its effectiveness

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where can you go to find extra help with your resume and cover letter
Where Can You Go To Find Extra Help With Your Resume And Cover Letter?
  • Purdue University Writing Lab
  • Heavilon 226
  • Grammar Hotline: (765) 494-3723
  • Check our web site http://owl.english.purdue.edu
  • Email brief questions:

owl@owl.english.purdue.edu

  • Help with drafting, revising, and editing your resumes and cover letters

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