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Hope is Not a Plan: Recognizing Your Value and Career Potential Keith Micoli, PhD 9th Kentucky Innovation & Entrepreneurships Conference Lexington, KY August 29, 2013


“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.� Charles F. Kettering


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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. -Confucius


Consider‌ Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. -Jonatan Mürtensson


Individual Career Planning 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Self-analysis Short-term goals (1-3 years) Long-term goals (5-10 years) Very long-term aspirations (20 years) Annual Work Plan (IDP) Monthly review


Career Planning Cycle Selfanalysis Periodic Review/Reality Check

Short-term Goals

Long-term Goals Annual Work Plan

Aspirations


Self-Analysis Success begins with introspection • What drives you? • What are your interests? • What are your values?

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” -Lao Tzu


What Drives You? "When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. " — Joseph Campbell


Your Interests Campbell Interests and Skills Survey www.pearsonassessments.com/tests/ciss.htm

Strong Interest Inventory https://www.cpp.com/products/strong/index.aspx


Your Values •

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Working conditions Workplace values Workplace rewards Personal/Family considerations

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. -Roy E. Disney


Workplace Values ____ Independence/ Adventure/risk-taking- activities with high risk/reward

____Ethical standards ____Expertise/Competence ____Utilize Skills- making the most of the skills you have at your job ____Creativity/Problem-solving ____Precision work- requires extreme attention to detail, with little margin for error

____Intellectual challenge- requires constant learning and thought to be effective ____Social contribution- work that focuses on improving society ____Personal fulfillment- work that gives a sense of personal satisfaction, with or without external recognition or reward


Personal Values ____ Regular hours- working a set number of hours per week on a set schedule ____ Flexible hours- allows you to choose the time and days you work, so long as the project is completed ____ High compensation/benefits ____ Easy commute/Work at home option ____ Diversity in the workplace ____ Leisure opportunities- good vacation benefits, balance between work and home is expected and valued ____ Location- the job fits my desire to live in a certain region, city, or climate ____ Family-friendly- the workplace values people with families, and makes allowances that do not negatively affect their evaluations


Workplace Environment ____ Relaxed atmosphere/ competitive atmosphere

____ Energetic work/slower pace ____ Large company/ small company ____ Private office/ shared working area ____ Caring co-workers ____ Respectful Supervisor- a boss who understands and respects your needs

____ Competitive atmosphere ____ Variety/Uniform work assignments ____ Travel ____ Working alone/ Teamwork


List Your Critical Values

•Social Contribution •Variety •Independence •Competitive Atmosphere


Your Skills • Transferable Skills • External Perspective -Ask what sets you apart from others

If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. -Abraham Maslow


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Short-term goals (current job goals) 1-3 years from now • Envision yourself at completion of this job • Accomplishments • Skills learned • Competencies acquired

What will your relationship be with your current supervisor? • What will you need from them to be successful? Never mistake activity for achievement.


Individual Development Plan •

What are the 2-3 most important things you need to accomplish in the next year? • Prioritize- importance to YOUR career • Collaborate- who can help you? • Responsibility- focus on what you control and make no excuses • Use myidp.sciencecareers.org to create a plan If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? -John Wooden


“A Year From Now, You May Wish You Had Started Today” -Karen Lamb


2013 KIEC - Hope Is Not A Plan: How To Take Charge Of Your Own Career Development