PowerPoint Presentation: The Contributor’s Vision of Career From Acquisitive Career to Contributive Career : Abhi presents… PowerPoint Presentation: Swami Vivekananda says that Your career is an opportunity to make a huge difference to yourself and to the world at large.. Swami Vivekananda believed that “career” does not mean begging for employment or seeking to be gainfully occupied. To him, “career” meant an opportunity for each one of us to embark upon a glorius journey of mighty contribution - to oneself, to our community, to our nation, and even to the world at large. PowerPoint Presentation: Andy Chan, "Career and Life Vision is essential for You to find job satisfaction and success." " Career Vision is the ability to reliably access images associated with work activities and work environments that hold the potential for sustained, meaningful engagement." -Timothy Butler, PhD, author of Discovering Your Career in Business PowerPoint Presentation: I would define Career and Life Vision as simply this: To be able to see your work and career – what you do and where you do it - in a way that is personally meaningful, stimulating, inspiring and fulfilling and in alignment with who you are. . PowerPoint Presentation: An acquisitive career is one in which the career-seeker is focused on acquiring higher position, higher salary, more benefits, etc. This preoccupation with selfish interests often damages the individual’s career, and equally important, damages the organization and society. A contributive career is one where the career-seeker is focused on contributing, with rewards being a by-product of the contributions made. PowerPoint Presentation: The Contributor’s Career Strategy Choose the “Purpose Vision” Choose the “Capacity Expansion Vision” Choose the “External + Inner Growth Vision” Choose the “Opportunity Vision” PowerPoint Presentation: How To Find Your Dream Career “3 Steps Guide to How To Find Your Dream Career”. 1. The Toughest Part - Know What You Want 2. Know Your Values 3. Know How Much You Are Willing To Sacrifice 4. Do It For The Right Reasons 5. The Easiest Part : Do Your Research Network With People In The Industry Create A Plan To Pursue Your Dream Career PowerPoint Presentation: 1. The Toughest Part - Know What You Want The toughest part about finding your dream career isn’t about finding the dream career. It is about finding yourself. Do you know what you want? This is the first question you need to ask yourself. It is a seemingly easy question many answer by mentioning what they DON’T WANT instead of what they WANT. But that is not the answer that will ensure you to find your dream job. Knowing what you don’t want does not mean you easily arrive at what you want.Unfortunately, the process of elimination does not work in finding your dream career. You can go through a thousand “don’t wants” and still not hit it. How to find your dream career? Start by knowing what you want! PowerPoint Presentation: 2. Know Your Values If you feel a little lost with finding what you want, start by knowing your values. Ask yourself, what do you really value? Time? That’s a common answer I get and a good one too. We all want more time for ourselves and family. So, if you value time then you know the dream career you are looking for must offer more time. Is that all? List a set of values you treasure. Then things will begin to fall in place. You have defined what it is that will fit in these criteria. PowerPoint Presentation: 3. Know How Much You Are Willing To Sacrifice for your dreams: Do you have the knowledge and skill set that fit the needs of your dream career? If you do not, how much are you willing to sacrifice in order to add those skill set in your repertoire? How to find your dream career is easy. How much you are willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it is tough to answer. PowerPoint Presentation: 4. Do It For The Right Reasons The trigger to how to find your dream career should never be money. It should not be because you are currently unhappy with your salary and hence you want a dream career that pays you an enormous amount of money. Money should never be the motivation. Make passion a motivation but never money. From my college days, I have always wanted to be in the advertising industry. That for me was a dream career. But back in the heydays of the dotcom era I was headhunted to join a B2B dotcom firm. They were willing to pay me double of what I was getting (yes, I was unhappy with my salary at that time). So, I took up the offer immediately. Guess what? I quit in 3 days and due to contractual obligation I had to serve a full month! That full month was a torture. It wasn’t what I was looking for at all. In some countries where payday loans are available some people would have taken it to get by. PowerPoint Presentation: 5. The Easiest Part If you know what you want, what you value and you do it for the right reasons – then this is the easy part. Here are your “3 Steps Guide to How To Find Your Dream Career” so to speak. PowerPoint Presentation: Do Your Research Find out about the industry. Do you have friends in the industry? Find out what are the expectations, the knowledge and skills needed. The Internet is also the perfect place to start. You can read books focused on your dream career or check out sites offering career advice on certain industries. For example, the site - Job Application and Interview Advice is a compelling site written to help people Snag A Job every day. It covers all aspects of how to snag a job including job applications forms, resumes, cover letters and interview questions and answers. PowerPoint Presentation: Network With People In The Industry Get to know people in the industry so you get a feel of what it is like upfront. This also sets you up for potential short-term work when the opportunity arises for some hands on experience before you make that leap. I have personally allowed friends based on recommendations to visit us after office hours. This allows them to see what it is like in our industry and to speak in depth with staff from various departments in order to understand our line. PowerPoint Presentation: Create A Plan To Pursue Your Dream Career Now that you know how to find your dream career, create a plan to achieve it. How do you plan to add new skill sets? How do you plan to apply for the job? When would be able to get practical training, if that’s a requirement? Develop a plan and act upon it! PowerPoint Presentation: THANK YOU From: Abhi, ….