Making an Impact
in Your Career
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
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.
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.
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
WORKSHOP #2: JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
- Explore methods of conducting research and informational
interviews on job market targets, trends and opportunities.
- Learn networking strategies and techniques for launching
a successful PR campaign.
- Build excellent job search habits: organization, motivation,
WORKSHOP #3: WRITING
RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS
- Review the most popular resume formats: chronological,
functional, and electronic.
- Learn the key components of an effective resume and cover
- Explore tips on how to "showcase" your strengths
and give measurable results.
WORKSHOP #4: INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES
- Explore the various "stages" and "types"
- Learn how to make a positive first impression and quickly
- Review the five most often asked interview questions.
- Learn how to respond to open-ended questions and present
yourself as a problem-solver.
- Learn how to turn the interview into an offer.
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:
- Personal Characteristics
- Personal Strengths
- Basic Needs
- Adapted Style
- Present Goals
- Present Wants
- Ideal Environment
- Checklist for Communicating
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- Work Environment
- Success Insights™ Graphs
- The Success Insights© Wheel
- Job Indicator
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.