1617SEM2 - LECTURE 11 - JOB HUNTING - WORKING IN THE 21st...

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WORKING IN THE 21stCENTURYLECTURE 11Job Hunting & Values©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
MANAGING YOUR CAREERNeed to take ownership of your career.Plan & strategy to succeed“If you do not have a plan, you plan to fail!”It is a changing world of work change is a constant e.g. globalization, technology.The world order has change!©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
CAREER SUCCESSPerson-Job-Environment fit.Knowing YourselfKnowing the Trends in the Work & Employment Landscape Knowing Jobs as they evolve & transform.Knowing the Environment Growth of China & India; the Financial Tsunami of 2008/2009; Technology & Technological change, etc.©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?Career planning is about a systematic approach to one’s life work to achieve satisfaction and success at every stage in one’s work life.In fact, failing to plan your career is effectively planning to fail in your career! ©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?Career planning brings about career self-awareness.Career self-awareness of your career vision, career goals, skills, abilities, interests, values, personality, limitations etc is the most important factor in your career progress and advancement leading to career satisfaction and career success. Self-awareness of your assets and liabilities as well as strengths and weaknesses enables you to take opportunistic and defensive initiatives, as applicable. ©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?Smart career management and development begins with wisdom-drivenand comprehensive self-assessments. The equation for career satisfaction and career success is inextricably linked to job-person-environment fit. When your traits and characteristics of your personality match up well with those of a particular work situation in an appropriate environment and situation (or circumstances), it is referred to as career congruence. ©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?Matching a job’s requirements with your characteristics is the alignment to aim for in developing your career. Career congruence enables the you to perform well in your chosen job and career.Achieving perfect congruence is a challenge in career development. ©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?As part of the career choice and developmental strategy, you must be willing to make a certain amount of compromises and sacrifices and be flexible.Therefore, the job-person-environment fit must be viewed as a career ideal to strive for though in practice it is often not achieved to the individual’s complete satisfaction.Aiming for the maximum possible congruence is therefore an imperative to perform well. ©KAMAL KANT, 2016/2017
WRITING YOUR CAREER PLANMust have a framework & foundation…a self-directed assessment of skills, values, interests etc.

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