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© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 1 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY Peggy G. Hutcheson President, The Odyssey Group, Inc. FINDING SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN A CHANGING WORK WORLD
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 2 ABOUT THS SESSION Compare what you want in your work life to what others say is important. Learn about two truly transferable skills. Identify the payoffs from work most important to you. Recognize key elements of success and fulfillment. Confirm your personal Career Orientation. See what engineering specialties are predicted to grow most in the near future. Hear how IEEE supports engineering careers.
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 3 ABOUT THE SESSION LEADER Peggy G. Hutcheson, Ph.D. President, The Odyssey Group,Inc. Chair, Employment and Career Services Committee Published numerous times: Helping Employees Manage Careers Mentoring Skills The Give and Take of Feedback Building a Development Culture More than 100 national and international conference presentations
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 4 WHAT DO YOU THINK? 1.Form Groups as instructed 2.Take 1 minute to plan 3.Gather information for 3 minutes 4.Prepare report in 2 minutes 5.Report findings - 1 minute each
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 5 QUESTIONS Group 1 - How is work changing? Group 2 - What brings you the greatest satisfaction at work? Group 3 - What makes a company an employer of choice? Group 4 - How do you measure success at work?
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© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 7 WORKPLACE CHANGES
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 8 WORKER CHANGES
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© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 10 OFFSHORING AND ENGINERING CAREERS Your job is less subject to offshoring if it: 1.Requires local knowledge 2.Utilizes analytical skills 3.Improves with increased face-time
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 11 WHAT WE DO IS CHANGING We are separating careers from organizations where we work. Well master one field then move to another. We will have jobs that do not exist today.
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 12... AND THE RESULTS ARE NOT ENOUGH People still feel disconnected. Talent management efforts are among the most important initiatives in organizations today. There is a growing recognition that people are the only sustainable competitive advantage.
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 13 WHAT PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT AT WORK Opportunities to contribute and use talents - a challenge People who care about me as a person Competent supervisors Opportunities to grow, learn, and develop Employee-friendly environments Socially responsible organizations Fun!
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 14 A REAL PROFESSIONAL Think of one time (preferably at work, but other situations are OK) when you felt really good about what you were doing or had just done. 1.What were you doing? 2.What information or expertise was required? 3.Who else was involved (if anyone)? How were they involved? 4.What makes this stand out? Why is it memorable?
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 15 WHAT YOU BRING TO WORK 1. Competence - knowledge, skills, attributes 2.Values - preferences in work environment, style of supervision, challenges 3.Interests – People, data, things, ideas
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 16 TRANSFERABLE SKILLS 1.Interpersonal Skills 2.Creativity There are only two universally transferable skills:
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 17 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Authentic Not slick or polished Not a cheerleader or salesman Willing to share who you are Articulate Confident Accepting others for who they are
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 18 CREATIVITY... So essential in todays world that saying this has become trite Daniel Pink 1.Quick and dramatic (conceptual innovators) 2.Careful and quiet – (experimental innovators)
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 19 Values At Work High CLARITY OF COMPANY VALUES Low 4.96.3 4.96.1 Low High CLARITY OF PERSONAL VALUES (Numbers refer to level of commitment to work based on a 7-point scale) Research shows that clarity about personal values is related to increased commitment to work. (Barry Posner, dean of Business School at Santa Clara University)
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 20 WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE? 1.Take cards and line them up based on how important each is to you. 2.Swap cards with others until you are satisfied.
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 21 PAYOFFS FROM WORK What 5 aspects of the work and work environment are most important to you? 1.Challenge 2.Change / Variety 3.Continuous Improvement 4.Creative Expression 5.Demonstrate Competence 6.Fun 7.Friendship 8.Helping Others 9.Growth and Development 10.High Earnings 11.Independence 12.Influence 13.Innovation 14.Leadership 15.Mental Stimulation 16.Moral Fulfillment 17.Organizational Integrity 18.Openness 19.Power and Authority 20.Quality Focus 21.Productivity 22.Recognition 23.Responsibility 24.Security 25.Social Contribution
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 22 CAREER ORIENTATIONS 1. Getting Ahead 2. Getting Secure 3. Getting Free 4. Getting Challenged 5. Getting Balanced
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 23 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success : The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. Accomplishment. Fulfillment : To develop the full potential of something. A sense of satisfaction and personal gratification.
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 24 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success HighLow Fulfillment HighLow
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 25 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success HighLow Fulfillment X HighLow X
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 26 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success HighLow Fulfillment X HighLow X
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 27 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success X HighLow Fulfillment X HighLow
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 28 SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT Success X HighLow Fulfillment X HighLow
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 29 ALIGNMENT Alignment includes: Competencies Values Interests / Passions Goals – Yours and the Business
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 30 ALIGNING WITH THE MARKET Science & Engineering jobs with highest growth rate anticipated between 2004 – 2014: Network systems & data communications - +55% Computer software engineers - +46% Network and computer systems engineers -+38% Database administrators - +38% Computer & IS managers - +72,622 new jobs
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 31 ALIGNING WITH WHAT WORKS IEEE survey of unemployed engineers shows: –Networking is #1 best way to shorten the time you are unemployed –Outplacement services can shorten unemployment period – but only if you use them fully And less than 50% knew of IEEEs available Employment and Career Services
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 32. CAN YOU NAME 3 PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED TO HELP IEEE MEMBERS WITH YOUR CAREERS?
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 33 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Employment Assistance Career Development Enhancing Business
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 34 CareerNavigator www.ieeeusa.org/careers One Stop Shopping –Employment Assistance –Career Development –Consulting –Business Needs –Products & Services
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 35 EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 36 EmploymentNavigator Collects 5 Million Job Leads from 160,000 Websites Resume Builder Powerful Search Engine
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 37 SimplyHired Collects 5 Million Job Leads EE 56,000 leads Resume Builder Powerful Search Engine Company Information
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 38 SALARY SERVICE Member Salary Service –Salary Survey –Salary Calculator Employer Salary Service –Salary Database –Salary Reports –Compensation Analyzer –Satisfaction Analyzer
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 39 EMPLOYMENT & CAREER STRATEGIES ON LINE FORUM Discussion Groups Useful Job Hunting Resources Chat Rooms Surveys 2,400+ Users 2,100 Postings 200 + Topics
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 40 ENGINEERS GUIDE TO LIFELONG EMPLOYABILITY Booting Up Your Job Search Taking Stock Of Yourself The Transition From School To Work Where EEs Are Employed The Fine Art Of Networking Resumes: Traditional And Otherwise How To Find Job Leads On The Internet How To Ace An Interview What Are You Worth The Value Of A Professional Society What Recruiters Can And Cant Do For You Should You Become A Consultant
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 41 WEBINARS Career Satisfaction and Success Networking Interviewing Skills Resume Skills
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 42 CAREER DEVELOPMENT
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 43 BEYOND JOB SATISFACTION Fieldbook: Tools to Increase –Career vitality –Contribution to employer –Personal fulfillment –Overall job satisfaction
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 44 PROFESSIONAL RECORD KEEPING TOOLS
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 45 CAM INDEX FORMS Employment Projects Formal Education Continuing Education Professional Activities Honors and Awards Patents/Copyrights/ Trademarks/Publications Papers Written Presented Community Activities Contacts/References Documentation Other
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 46 CAREER PLANNING DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK Self Assessment Setting Direction Gap Analysis Planning Your Development Implementation
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 47 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON LINE The Basic Principles for a Collaborative Workplace Coaching Bringing out the Best in Others Conducting a Collaborative Performance Review Expressing Yourself: Presenting Your Thoughts and Ideas Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback Giving Recognition Handling Emotions Under Pressure Identifying Work Priorities and Setting Verifiable Goals Influencing for Win/Win Outcomes The Leader in Each of Us Managing Your Priorities... and More
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 48 SPAC/MPAC CONFERENCES Student Professional Activities Conferences Member Professional Activities Conferences & Professional Development Workshops
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 49 IEEE-USA ANNUAL MEETING Interact with Local IEEE Section, Chapter and PACE leaders IEEE-USA Legislative Priorities and Grassroots lobbying Update. Train the Trainer 31 August- 3 September 2007 Phoenician Resort Scottsdale, Arizona
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 50 Enhancing Business Through: - Consulting - Entrepreneurship - Innovation
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 51 CONSULTING Consultants Database www.ieeeusa.org/business/consultants Local Consultants Networks –38 Local Networks –5 non US Networks Consultants Workshop –How to Become A Consultant –How to Market Yourself –Intellectual Property –Networking
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 52 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES Entrepreneurs Portal Page www.ieeeusa.org/careers/entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Village –On Line Community –On Line Mentoring Business Knowledge Marketing Venture Capital Legal Issues –On Line Resources –On Line Chats
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 53 OTHER eBOOKS Career Planning Strategic Thinking Career Survival Consulting
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 54 INNOVATION INSTITUTE Innovation Institute is in the planning phase
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 55 Peggy Hutcheson firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott D. Grayson email@example.com MORE INFORMATION?
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 56 FINAL THOUGHTS Competency Passion Organizational Needs Passion HobbyHobby ChoreChore RookieRookie Organizational Needs ChoreChore Source: The Extraordinary Leader By Jack Zenger
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 57 WITH ALIGNMENT Success And Fulfillment Competency Passion Organizational Need
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 58 YOUR RIGHT The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Ben Franklin
© 2006 The Odyssey Group, Inc. 59.
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