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Making an Impact on Your Career


Introduction
With today's increased outsourcing causing downsizing and reorganization, employers are looking for ways to better utilize their employees' talents while empowering them to take charge of their own careers. The most effective process for career growth is through enhanced training in career development and planning. Research has found that when individuals are actively involved in establishing their career plans, they are more productive and feel more in control of their destiny.

Making an IMPACT helps employees (and those seeking employment) clarify their career objectives and develop realistic action plans to achieve them. Participants will have an opportunity to look at their total package of marketable skills and target developmental opportunities within their current jobs and/or explore career mobility options. They will build effective skills portfolios and identify the natural strengths they have to offer. Success and job satisfaction come easier when the work they do matches their natural behavioral style, skills and interest.

Benefits
Employees can no longer look to the organization for long-term job security they must position themselves for long-term employability. Long-term employability means no longer thinking of oneself as a job description but as a package of marketable skills that can be transferred from one job to the next. It means keeping job skills competitive and being willing to reinvent, retrain, and respond to the new workplace.

To meet this challenge employees must have access to career development systems that help them develop the skills demanded by the change of pace in their organizations. Making an IMPACT will create a climate where employees take responsibility for their own career development.

The Format
Making an IMPACT is as a progressive approach to career development which is presented in five 1/2-day workshops. Each workshop builds on the previous session. A brief overview of each workshop is as follows:

WORKSHOP #1: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER Phase 1: Know Yourself Phase 2: Target Career Opportunities Phase 3: Create a Plan for Development WORKSHOP #2: JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP #3: WRITING RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS WORKSHOP #4: INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES
Materials
Each participant will receive a resource manual for use during the course as well as on going career planning and career mobility. They will also receive a Career Planning Insights computer-generated report. Based on individual's responses to the career planning assessment package, their personalized report will detail: TTC Delivers Results
The Training Connection's comprehensive system goes beyond career planning and into how to package and market oneself to prospective employers. It provides a step-by-step process to help participants prepare convincing and appealing presentations both verbally and in writing.