Managing your career development shouldn’t be something you think about when you decide you need to move on from your current job. The process of career development is an ongoing one that needs to be cultivated even while you are at the peak of job satisfaction.
Your career development isn’t about having a Résumé (although that certainly plays a part); it is about managing your professional development effectively. Keeping at the top of your game means ensuring that you are building on your strengths, working on your weaknesses and are committed to the ever-turning wheel of continuous improvement.
However, you can’t do this, if you don’t know what your strengths and weaknesses are.
Maintaining an up to date Résumé is not just administration. It enables you to apply conscious awareness to your current professional standing which allows you to pinpoint areas for up-selling and areas for work. The job market is competitive. This is not a secret. In order to maintain your competitive edge in the marketplace, you need to be constantly building on your skills and keeping up to date with the latest developments in your industry.
5 years ago, social media wasn’t a “job.” Now, all the big companies employ people to manage their social branding.
You don’t know what the future will hold. Identifying your niche is not an end-game. It is a constant process of evaluation, professional development and definition. The people who find major success in their professional life have cottoned on to this and our career development workshops will show you how to develop your professional identity, define your niche and market yourself in the dog eat dog job market that we are currently in so you too can be one of them.
Dream Plan Live© Workshop
Our Career Development Leader, Zoë Wundenberg has developed the STAMP© Approach to building your personal brand, allowing you to set your realistic career goals and build a practical Time-Action Plan for achieving those goals.
This Workshop isn’t just for the Corporate Executive or Manager. It is specially designed to help you whether you are a nightfiller at the supermarket or a business professional in the city. Career development isn’t just for the top dogs. Everyone has the right to build a rewarding career and this workshop can help you achieve that.
You will learn how to build your brand, focus on your strengths, work on your weaknesses, set realistic goals, identify your minimum requirements and understand the job market. You will walk away with your Professional Profile and a Time Action Plan.
Do you think that you would benefit from a follow up one on one consultation? Thirty minute appointments are available after the workshop to help you be accountable to yourself and to help you find the answers to any questions you may have. For ongoing support and coaching, check out our Career Coaching options.
Develop Your Career Workshop Series
Do you know where you are headed? Are you loving your professional life? But perhaps you aren’t sure how to best portray your awesomeness in your Résumé? Our Develop Your Career Seminar Series will walk you through the process of developing your Résumé and help you with other tips and tricks for job applications to further enhance your applications.
Subjects that are covered in this series include:
Step by step guide demonstrating how to write a Résumé including answering what a Résumé is, the difference between a CV and a Résumé and how to put it together. This topic will also look at how to customise the document for job applications and the importance of formatting.
What should be included and what should be left out, how it should be constructed, laid out and what should and shouldn’t be included. Cover Letters are more than just an introduction, they argue your candidacy for the vacant position so it needs to pack a punch.
Well suited to being combined with How to write a Résumé, Colour and Design presents important information on how to make your document stand out from the crowd for the right reasons. In this topic we cover colour psychology, advanced formatting, graphs and icons.
Have you heard of the STAR Approach? This is a really common format that employers expect in strong applications. This topic will take you through the process of constructing paragraphs using this style of writing and it is useful to combine this subject with How to write a Cover Letter.
Selection Criteria Responses are common most predominantly in council and government jobs and the responses are very strictly marked so it is important to get it right. This topic will take you through and teach you how to respond to selection criteria.
Do you gloss through seek.com at a million miles an hour looking for bulk jobs to apply for? This is a subject for you! Knowing how to read a job application can be the difference between attaining an interview and not attaining an interview. Learn how to read between the lines!