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  1. Planning your Professional Career Presentation by Ravi Edirisinghe

  2. Planning your Education • Focus • Accumulation • Plan for targets along time • Paper qualifications is not the only education

  3. Getting in to Job Market • How do I stand out from the rest ? • Why would this company pick my CV ? • What is My value addition to the company ? • Will I be satisfied?

  4. Preparing your CV • Important • Start with a summary • List your core competency first • List the other competencies in order of priority • Read the CV in the eyes of the recipient

  5. Managing Work Life Managing - Work Loads - People

  6. Managing Work Loads • List “things to do” and strike off completed jobs • Do difficult things first • Prioritize things to do • Learn to say “No” • Review “things to do list” every evening • Carry out a 10 Minute review every Friday

  7. Managing People Managing conflicts between Subordinates, colleagues and superiors Identify Personally Types – Type A / B Be transparent Be consistent Don’t be preconceived Respect others Appreciate in public blame in private Do simple things to please others

  8. Conflicts and performance H Level of performance L L H Level of conflict

  9. Type A Personality A person with a Type A personality is “aggressively involved in a chronic, incessant struggle to achieve more and more in less and less time, and, is required to do so, against the opposing efforts of other things or other persons”. In the Sri Lankan culture, such characteristics tend to be highly prized and positively associated with ambition.

  10. Type A’s • Are always moving, walking, and eating rapidly • Feel impatient with the rate at which most events take place • Strive to think or do two or more things at once • Cannot cope with leisure time • Obsessed with numbers, measuring their success in terms of how many or how much of everything they acquire.

  11. Type B Personality In contrast to the Type A personality is the Type B, who is exactly opposite. Type B’s are “rarely harried by the desire to obtain a wildly increasing number of things or participate in an endless growing series of events in an ever-decreasing amount of time”.

  12. Type B’s • Never suffer from a sense of time urgency with its accompanying impatience • Feel no need to display or discuss either their achievements or accomplishments unless such exposure is demanded by the situation • Play for fun and relaxation, rather than to exhibit their superiority at any cost • Can relax without guilt.

  13. Points structure 1 =3 Points 2 =6 Points 3 =9 Points 4 =12 Points 5 =15 Points 6 =18 Points 7 =21 Points 8 =24 Points

  14. Analysis 120 or more points = A+ 106-119 Points = A100-105 = A90-99 = B+Less than 90 = B

  15. Personality Traits • Myers –Briggs Indicator • Extrovert (E) or Introvert (I) • Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N) • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F) • Perceiving (P) or Judging (J)

  16. Managing Customers Customer is important but not always correct Perception is really Be open and transparent with the customers Learn to respect customers Listen , Understand , Explain

  17. Managing Customers

  18. Managing Work Life Balance Triangle of Work, Family and Society

  19. Questions?