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Reinventing yourself Image:  Poof! by Brionv
What is reinvention? <ul><li>Launching a new career </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by need or desire </li></ul><ul><li>Differ...
Objectives <ul><li>Provide a framework for exploring reinvention </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to enlist others in helping y...
Case example <ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing research to Human Resources (Insurance) </li></ul></ul><u...
Is reinvention for you? <ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources </li></ul><u...
Reinvention is a process <ul><li>Self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate altern...
Tips <ul><li>Stay positive </li></ul><ul><li>Stay focused, keep your goal in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Take copious notes </l...
Exercise 1: Self-assessment <ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Edu...
Exercise 2: Constraints <ul><li>Financial needs </li></ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Location  </li></ul><ul><...
Exercise 3: Preferences <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Work site </li></ul><ul><li>Level of control </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Exercise 4: Identify possibilities <ul><li>Go through job postings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for jobs that sound attracti...
Exercise 5: Identify gaps <ul><li>Go through jobs that appeal to you again </li></ul><ul><li>Note gaps </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Exercise 6: Identify remedies for gaps <ul><li>Look at the gaps and see if they’re ones that you can address </li></ul><ul...
Exercise 7: Identify additional options <ul><li>Tap your network </li></ul><ul><li>Show others your self assessment and co...
Exercise 8: Preparation <ul><li>List any vocations you’d like to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Identify individuals who hold t...
Exercise 9: Exploration  <ul><li>Interview job incumbents to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market demand </li></ul></ul><ul...
Exercise 10: Update your assumptions <ul><li>Review previous exercises, update as needed </li></ul><ul><li>List jobs that ...
Exercise 11: Describe the work you want <ul><li>Develop a description of the work you want to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cre...
Exercise 12: Validation <ul><li>Meet with people who might employ or engage someone for this work (may include those you m...
Exercise 13: Selection <ul><li>Eliminate possibilities that no longer appear feasible </li></ul><ul><li>If no possibilitie...
Exercise 14: Re-invent yourself <ul><li>Rewrite your resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your previous jobs using the ve...
Exercise 15: Identify openings <ul><li>Keep in touch with your new network to stay top of mind </li></ul><ul><li>Continue ...
Exercise 16: Evaluate success <ul><li>With your coach, evaluate success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the option truly feasibl...
Summary <ul><li>Work with JVS </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Verify that reinvention is the right path...
About the presenter <ul><li>Barbara Bix, Principal, BB Marketing Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing consultant and coach </l...
Thank you and good luck! <ul><li>Barbara Bix </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Reinvention: a series of exercises individuals can use as they reinvent themselves by Barbara Bix, BB Marketing Plus

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Reinventing yourself by Barbara Bix, BB Marketing Plus

  1. 1. Reinventing yourself Image: Poof! by Brionv
  2. 2. What is reinvention? <ul><li>Launching a new career </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by need or desire </li></ul><ul><li>Different degrees of reinvention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use skills to perform a different job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total reinvention </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Provide a framework for exploring reinvention </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to enlist others in helping you succeed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Case example <ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing research to Human Resources (Insurance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures analyst to systems analyst (Mfg) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems analyst to service marketing specialist (Tech) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service marketing specialist to product marketing manager (Tech) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing manager to marketing consultant (HC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing consultant to ? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Is reinvention for you? <ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reinvention is a process <ul><li>Self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Make a selection </li></ul><ul><li>Validate feasibility </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tips <ul><li>Stay positive </li></ul><ul><li>Stay focused, keep your goal in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Take copious notes </li></ul><ul><li>Test assumptions, get evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Consider enlisting a coach </li></ul>
  8. 8. Exercise 1: Self-assessment <ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  9. 9. Exercise 2: Constraints <ul><li>Financial needs </li></ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exercise 3: Preferences <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Work site </li></ul><ul><li>Level of control </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Independence vs. interdependence </li></ul>
  11. 11. Exercise 4: Identify possibilities <ul><li>Go through job postings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for jobs that sound attractive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for skills you’d like to use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update your self-assessment and constraints </li></ul><ul><li>List any jobs that appeal to you </li></ul>
  12. 12. Exercise 5: Identify gaps <ul><li>Go through jobs that appeal to you again </li></ul><ul><li>Note gaps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing experiences </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Exercise 6: Identify remedies for gaps <ul><li>Look at the gaps and see if they’re ones that you can address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding employers/clients who don’t see them as gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In other ways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refine your list of possibilities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Exercise 7: Identify additional options <ul><li>Tap your network </li></ul><ul><li>Show others your self assessment and constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Ask what professions might be a good fit </li></ul>
  15. 15. Exercise 8: Preparation <ul><li>List any vocations you’d like to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Identify individuals who hold those jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through your network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By attending meetings and trade associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By reading their blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schedule ½ hour conversations </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exercise 9: Exploration <ul><li>Interview job incumbents to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the job entails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications and success criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture, vocabulary, attire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compensation, schedule, work site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages and disadvantages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask each if you can follow up with them at a later point </li></ul>
  17. 17. Exercise 10: Update your assumptions <ul><li>Review previous exercises, update as needed </li></ul><ul><li>List jobs that are feasible and attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat previous exercises until you’ve identified at least one option that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attractive </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Exercise 11: Describe the work you want <ul><li>Develop a description of the work you want to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a table with Job Requirements in the left column and your Capabilities in the right column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a second table with Job Responsibilities in the left column and (your) Relevant Experiences in the other </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Exercise 12: Validation <ul><li>Meet with people who might employ or engage someone for this work (may include those you met earlier) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To validate the assumptions in your tables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What in your background to emphasize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What reservations they’d have about you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to address those reservations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With whom else they recommend you speak </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Exercise 13: Selection <ul><li>Eliminate possibilities that no longer appear feasible </li></ul><ul><li>If no possibilities remain, return to Exercise 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Execute plan for remedying gaps </li></ul>
  21. 21. Exercise 14: Re-invent yourself <ul><li>Rewrite your resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your previous jobs using the vernacular for your new field of endeavor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update your qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draft a cover letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide evidence that you will succeed at the job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight three most relevant accomplishments </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Exercise 15: Identify openings <ul><li>Keep in touch with your new network to stay top of mind </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to add new members to this network </li></ul><ul><li>Check public forums such as job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Update your status on your social profiles </li></ul>
  23. 23. Exercise 16: Evaluate success <ul><li>With your coach, evaluate success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the option truly feasible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you executing well? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What obstacles are you encountering? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decide on a course for corrective action </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct initial evaluation after 3 months or you’ve interviewed for 3 positions </li></ul><ul><li>Re-evaluate at least monthly thereafter </li></ul>
  24. 24. Summary <ul><li>Work with JVS </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Verify that reinvention is the right path for you </li></ul><ul><li>Lather, rinse, repeat </li></ul><ul><li>Stay focused and positive </li></ul>
  25. 25. About the presenter <ul><li>Barbara Bix, Principal, BB Marketing Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing consultant and coach </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvented self several times </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys helping others obtain work that meets their objectives </li></ul>
  26. 26. Thank you and good luck! <ul><li>Barbara Bix </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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