Aptitudes

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We are here today to look at careerdevelopmentplan.net, the Career Maker system that assists people to move from perceived career boxes all the way to great careers as we will see in the next ten minutes. We’re specifically here today to look at your career direction and possible job change; you’ve had enough of the job and the way it works at the moment, we have agreed that something must change, and soon.

Typically what creates this perception of a career box are all kinds of fears from which follow many perceived risks. There are the fears of failure and the fears of change looming large for most!. If we just look at fear itself, it is simply false evidence appearing real, it’s rarely got substance to it, and even if it’s got substance, it can be managed. These perceived fears are the well spring of perceived risks and therefore risks are not real. Of course there are the fears of failure. In this situation we are just going to look at failure as a first attempt in learning. You have learnt this way all your life, from walking and talking to everything you can do today, it all went through a process of trial and error until you succeeded. It’s like learning to ride a bicycle; all we’re doing is holding the bicycle a little bit during this process of change. Safe bicycle riding; you shouldn’t lose any skin.

There are three situations we would like to look at:

  1. People can sometimes just change their job in the company, or even just change the way they approach the job.
  2. Some of you may be in a situation where they need to change the job and the company.
  3. Sometimes we find, and some of you may have today, where you want to change the job, the company and the industry you are currently working in.

Now where do we change from and what are we changing to?

We begin with the store each one of us here has; a store of assets. We can typically look at those assets as experience, expertise, industries, aptitudes and relationships. Those are things you’ve accumulated and we find that very few people can articulate these experiences into identifying which job it will fit, which company it will fit, which industry it will fit. Therefore we start by looking at the external world, where all the resources are available that you could possibly imagine. There must just be a process for you where you can take these resources and internalize it, we will show you here. To achieve this process view it like a staircase. Each of you is going to make your own staircase. You’re going to then climb you own staircase, hence the perceptions of big risks.

That is what we have learned from the people in our companies, that we have coached since to professional master coach; that this scary process, once it becomes known, all fear, all risks disappear. Career Maker system makes it clear and real and straightforward. Let’s get started by exploring your exact needs today. We typically like everybody to go through a review, even if you know you want to change your job. You may be any of the three situations. It’s still very good at this time to just do a proper exploration, re-check each element, and by checking it you grow anyway.

The second step is to use this information you’ve accumulated and state clearly why and what you choose each item of information. You typically discuss it with some people around you. It’s all part of your preparation. Then you go to respected people; I know each of you have respected people that you admire. With a clear plan you’ll be able to approach them. They are then the people you want to engage to take you on your next level, job, career direction, the company and the industry. Also the work you choose on a daily basis. This process grows your store.

You already grow in your various assets, you become more visible, and more people know that you are ready for this new thing. By the end of it you align your job with the industry and the company clearly. You can tell anybody that asks very quickly: “I like this company because…” “I like this industry because…”  “I like this job because…” You’ve got to be very clear. It’s just like selling a product; in this case, you are the product. You’ve got to be clear, or they can’t help you. If you are clear everybody wants to help you.

Secondly you do the same process in your current job, you are clear about the work you like and this process is to align your work, do less of some, and do more of others. You will see the process in the next inbox. You aligned that within your job, so you moved your job a bit. Most jobs today are portfolio jobs, I realize all of you do things outside your job definition and some things in the job definition are done by others. That is how the concept of the portfolio job came about, that everybody talks about today. With this alignment and clarity of your process, you now have a clear career aim, you can even call it a career beacon, and you can put the beacon anywhere, and you can see it and other people can see it and you can aim directly for it. You end up in charge of your future.

Never again will you be worried that you can lose your job. Losing your job is almost an exciting thing. You will never be scared again that you will not be paid for what you do, because you will learn how to ask for what is due to you. It’s all part of the process in the next inbox.

You end up with clear insight, knowledge and confidence. The confidence comes from being able to say who am I, what is the job, what is the industry, what is the company, where’s my career going, what tasks do I like doing. This clarity you can call a man with a plan. A man with a plan we found is welcome everywhere. Prof. Kroon couldn’t get holiday jobs for his students six years ago. Today 700 of his students get holiday jobs using the process. All Prof. Kroon does is; he helps the students become clear about the company, the industry, the job, which they approach with clarity, and all of them get their own internship or holiday job, which is part of the curriculum; they must gain experience.

You can’t fail to get the job you want and hopefully you will never in your life use the words again: “I had enough of my job.” You will know how to move from that box, because we see it as a box, all the way through to this great process. We find that people walking the road with us typically get 30 – 40% increases in the next 18 months to 2 years. Several of our people in the program during the last few years got between 20 and 30%, even recently when the company gave no increases, they laid some people off; the people who knew where they were going still got their 30% increase. It’s quite amazing.

It is now as near full-proof as we can get it. Let’s look at where we go from here. Moving from the career box to the great space, with your great asset list, never again using the words: “My job sucks.” Because you will be in charge, you will choose the job you like, how can such a job suck? Change then becomes the excitement it should be with the Career Maker System, the clarity of steps, the ease of execution, the assistance, makes it very straightforward. The next step towards your midlife career change to a job that doesn’t suck will be in your inbox tomorrow. I hope you watch out for it and you are with us forward.

Which career is right for me? This practical story or example may be useful to you.

Andrew wanted to optimize earnings, future and maintain a life balance with family and friends.

Career development plan implemented for an advanced Marketing or sales career. We called it a Relationship management career.

Choose your next career.

You use your current job to prepare for the next one.

The right career is the one that use all your personal assets.

Consider a basket of career involvements or portfolio career.

I asked Andrew what his understanding of his assets are.

Like most people he could not answer what he enjoys and why he enjoys it.

I used some questions around the following areas to trigger him and the strengths came to the fore very clearly.

What did you do with family and friends, at school, further studies and work environments?

What elements of your personality stands out as strenghts? What elements should be compensated for? Do more of what stands out and less of what you should compensate for with effort.

What are your interests? Did you ever explore wider?

What are your aptitudes? It will be easy to focus on strengths and avoid elements that are less strong.

What do you value and believe? It will be hard to work with people with the opposite values and believes.

Andrew enjoyed communicating, build strong relationships and investigate new fields, companies and products quickly, driven by his curiosity and need to know.

He can work on multiple initiatives at the same time.

He follows through very strongly, which build further on the pillars of trust.

So how does he apply these strengths in what career is right for him?

We realized he could manage a basket of relationships to facilitate large funds flows and participate in the flow of funds!

He is now investigating suitable companies, having identified example companies so that he could start comparing alternatives.

We identified how he could use his current very nice job to expand towards the new basket or portfolio career.

Next we look at packaging and communicating the message to the target beneficiary companies.

He used Johari window to organize and collect all information.

He uses Transaction analysis to ensure growth in communication skills.

He uses  the model that says GROW YOUR LIFE INCOME.

He used the Balance wheel of life to ensure focus in all areas important to him at this time.

Implement the plan!

Attend events where you meet the right people.

Engage and participate with them in more events.

The contracts or job offers will follow easily.

Viola, the job is done.

Andrew now knows more about his strengths, aligned it with WHAT JOB IS RIGHT FOR ME.

He did the CAREER QUIZ and CAREER TEST.

Andrew will now keep on doing it.

What career is right for me? A question we often ask ourselves, whether we are just entering the world of work, considering a midlife career change or have been working for one company for many years. First time career explorers often find themselves overwhelmed by a the magnitude of options available and may, as a result, feel immobilised by a fear of making the wrong decision. Or we might often feel that the answer alludes us in that nothing seems quite right, we like a certain career path for a limited period of time and then we find ourselves bored and uninterested.

Being in either of these scenarios can be super frustrating and may even lead to one feeling a lack of control over the future and experiencing intense disconnection. As uncomfortable as this space may be, it is one where most of us find ourselves in at one stage or another.

The world of work is changing and it is becoming ever more prevalent that we cultivate a creative and dynamic attitude to what it means to forge a career. It comes down to continuous exploration of one’s own interests, aptitudes and talents while linking yourself with compatible work and business opportunities. This might seem like a daunting task, but the process includes some clear steps for you to follow that will add effective career exploration and engagement to your skills set. Finding and following your natural interests should be synonymous with answering the question “What Career is right for me?”

Learn how to equip yourself with tools to better explore and actualise your own potential, transform yourself from a passive passenger into an active participant whether you are currently in a job, looking to change career or planning to start a business.

To identify what career is right for you, you need to know what your core strengths are.

Do a few career tests and career quizzes online to get a good overview. Remember these tests will only give you an overview, these are not results to seen as absolute.

At the end of the day you will decide for yourself what career is right for me.

The right career tests and quizzes will help you

  • Build wealth during careers.
  • Grow your career
  • Choose a new career
  • Find, enter and grow your career.

Quick action steps to take now:

  • Link you with successful people in your career area wider than your company.
  • Learn more about your company’s clients, industry and company.
  • Grow communication skills while you learn more about your natural strengths.

Understand your strengths in the following areas:

  1. Your aptitudes:

Know and communicate you natural strengths

  1. Your interests
  2. Your communication styles

The outcome is that you will grow your core proficiencies and strengths.

Align with the company and customer for maximum career growth
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But I’m still not sure if I understand the concept of alignment well enough. Can you tell me more about it?
The process of alignment with the company and customer to obtain the maximum value addition and growth, entails the management of three important factors:
The “personal passions” of the individual. This refers to interests, skills and aptitudes of the individual at the time of recruitment.
The “company’s business needs” are to create wealth for all its stakeholders and to grow and develop its team members and employees to their maximum potential.
The “customers and their expectations” which in general are to obtain reliable and cost-effective products and services in order to satisfy the needs of the customer’s customers. Satisfying these expectations constitute the challenge and opportunity for our company to build our business.
The ideal is to strive to maximize the area of overlap of the customer, your company, and the individual.
The concept of alignment can be explained as follows:
The individual employee brings talents, knowledge and skills into the company. The customer has a need for products and services. The company has systems and processes in place directed at bringing its products and services to the customer.
With an increased communication of yourself, your team and the company, you can identify what value you can add in achieving the company’s goals and objectives and what changes you need to make in order to be most effective in your job.
The company exists because of customer needs. The individual contributes talents, knowledge and skills to the system and processes of the company. The main focus of business is the arena of overlap between the individual, the company and the customer.
Now I see…to grow your contribution you need to understand:
Your needs and skills growth
The company’s dynamics
The customer’s dynamics and needs
In order to align ourselves with the company and customers, each of us has to look into our behavioral patterns, response models, values and drivers. This will become clearer as we proceed.

Align with the company and customer for maximum career growth

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I Ask

But I’m still not sure if I understand the concept of alignment well enough. Can you tell me more about it?

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I Answer

The process of alignment with the company and customer to obtain the maximum value addition and growth, entails the management of three important factors:

w&t_ch3_b_smallvenn1 The “personal passions” of the individual. This refers to interests, skills and aptitudes of the individual at the time of recruitment.

w&t_ch3_b_smallvenn2 The “company’s business needs” are to create wealth for all its stakeholders and to grow and develop its team members and employees to their maximum potential.

w&t_ch3_b_smallvenn3 The “customers and their expectations” which in general are to obtain reliable and cost-effective products and services in order to satisfy the needs of the customer’s customers. Satisfying these expectations constitute the challenge and opportunity for our company to build our business.

w&t_ch3_b_smallvenn4 The ideal is to strive to maximize the area of overlap of the customer, your company, and the individual.

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I Explain

The concept of alignment can be explained as follows:

The individual employee brings talents, knowledge and skills into the company. The customer has a need for products and services. The company has systems and processes in place directed at bringing its products and services to the customer.

With an increased communication of yourself, your team and the company, you can identify what value you can add in achieving the company’s goals and objectives and what changes you need to make in order to be most effective in your job.

The company exists because of customer needs. The individual contributes talents, knowledge and skills to the system and processes of the company. The main focus of business is the arena of overlap between the individual, the company and the customer.

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I Ask

Now I see…to grow your contribution you need to understand:

  • Your needs and skills growth
  • The company’s dynamics
  • The customer’s dynamics and needs
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I Advise

In order to align ourselves with the company and customers, each of us has to look into our behavioral patterns, response models, values and drivers. This will become clearer as we proceed.