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1 Penn State Smeal MBA Program Interpreting CareerLeader® presented by Emily Giacomini August 13, 2012

2 Penn State Smeal MBA Program “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” Lao Tzu

3 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 3 Agenda Background CareerLeader Sections Applications

4 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 4 Assessments Transferable Skills Passion Prioritizing Values Career Interests Strengths Ideal Work Preferences Accomplishments Personal Career Strategy

5 Penn State Smeal MBA Program ’s: Dr. Butler and Dr. Waldroop at Harvard Business 1998: CareerLeader online Over 500,000 people in database OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications History of CareerLeader

6 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 6 Pitfalls in choosing a career- what are some of them? OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications Mistakes people make

7 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 7 Interests Motivators Skills OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications Philosophy

8 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 8 Application of Technology Coaching and Mentoring Quantitative Analysis Managing People & Teams Theory Development & Research Enterprise Control Creative ProductionInfluencing Others OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications 8 business core interests

9 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 9 Application of Technology Not about technology! Applying an engineering mindset to business eg. processes, systems, flow Project manager, systems design

10 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 10 Quantitative Analysis Working with numbers, finance Accounting, taxes, investments “Show me the numbers!”

11 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 11 Theory Development & Research Big picture thinkers Need intellectual challenge Research/new product development, consulting, investment management

12 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 12 Creative Production “Dream it up” phase Addicted to newness- blank page creativity, not “broken- fix it” opportunities Restlessness will not change

13 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 13 Coaching & Mentoring (Working with People) If this comes with a value of 80% or higher, do a culture search. Ask the hard questions. Social values may be high for this person, but nonprofit work is not necessarily the answer.

14 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 14 Managing People & Teams (Working with People) Not the big boss “Here’s my team, I lead them.” Contrast with focused expertise

15 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 15 Fork in the Road Managing people & projects Focused expertise

16 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 16 Enterprise Control (Control & Influence) Being the boss, in charge Strategic decision-making process Caution: timing

17 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 17 Influencing Others (Control & Influence) Changing the way business is done, by language and ideas. Literally moves a lot! Be in boundary roles.

18 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 18 Interests Motivators Skills Structure

19 copyright 2011 | CareerLeader LLP | 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA USA 19

20 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 20 Interests Motivators Skills Structure

21 copyright 2011 | CareerLeader LLP | 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA USA 21

22 copyright 2011 | CareerLeader LLP | 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA USA 22

23 copyright 2011 | CareerLeader LLP | 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA USA 23

24 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 24 Organizational culture may be even more important than your combination of interests, skills and motivators in finding a fit. OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications Navigating Culture

25 copyright 2011 | CareerLeader LLP | 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA USA 25

26 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 26 Select people who like, and are well-experienced in, a given career Analyze (and weight) the interest, motivations, and skill items on scales that “discriminate” between those people and 500,000 others Validate the algorithms Process (Discriminant Function Analysis)

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30 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 30 How can I make CareerLeader work for me in my career search? Getting Insights OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

31 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 31 Interests Motivators Skills CareerCulture CareerMatch Location Compensation Career Ingredients OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

32 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 32 Coaching & Mentoring91 Influencing91 Managing People/Teams75 Enterprise Control 53 Theory Development21 Creative Production21 Quantitative Analysis 8 Application of Technology6 Career Ingredients Example OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

33 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 33 InterestsCareerMatch Coaching & Mentoring 91Business Development/Sales 98 Influencing 91Human Resources Mgt. 96 Managing People/Teams 75Public Relations/Commun. 89 Enterprise Control 53Supply Chain Mgt. 76 Theory Development 21Production/Ops. Mgt. 72 Creative Production 21General Mgt. 53 Quantitative Analysis 8Retail Mgt. 42 Application of Technology 6Marketing Management 36 Career Ingredients Exercise OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

34 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 34 In groups of 4, each person takes a turn being the focus. Read off your top CareerMatch results. Others make a note of your results: 1 min. Be silent and listen while team offers career ingredients found across your top results: 5 min. Focus person gets to speak: 1 min. Career Ingredients Exercise OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

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39 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 39 End of report warns about pitfalls based on personality dynamics. OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications Avoid Break-downs

40 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 40 What questions do you have? Q&A OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

41 Penn State Smeal MBA Program 41 You are in control of your career. Keeping all options open won’t work. Focus is key! Choose a mission first, then develop a strategy. “Shotgun” strategy doesn’t work. Employers want people who want them (and can tell them why)! Source: CareerLeader Inc. Wrapping Up OUTLINE Part I: Background Part II: Sections Part III: Applications

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