Based upon agreed expectations from you, we support the link in the chain where you need it most and build on the strongest part. You should also expect to be challenged, do homework and that the task of contemplating your future and what is important to you, can sometimes be quite demanding.
The process includes:
- The initial meeting - situation, expectations, plan
- Job description
- Personal analysis and competencies
- Values - what is important for you on the job and privately
- Defining your job goals
- Marketing yourself - applications, networks and media
- The job interview - preparation and personal impact
- The new job – starting off on the right foot
The first meeting with your advisor is about creating a basis for a successful process. The process will typically include a series of conversations with corresponding homework assignments and finally the actual applications to work with. For optimal results of the process, it is important that you know what role your advisor plays in this. Our conversations and written work are confidential. We start the process with a Profile Form, where you primarily work with your background and your job descriptions. It is of course optional whether you decide to use the material. Feel free to ask questions and use your advisor - so we create the best results.
Personal analysis is the foundation for your further development. The goal is to provide insight into your strengths and weaknesses and to identify how best to utilize your skills. This results in a thorough and realistic picture of yourself and your impact. We work with successes and achievements, Personal Profile Analysis using the DISC-model, 360-degree analysis and skill analysis. During the course of this process, you will receive thorough instruction and discussion of the resulting material. This provides input for your personal story. The background of your relevant case studies will help you illustrate how you tackle different situations -- when you perform your best and when you need support to move forward with a problem. You can then summarize these inputs to draw your own conclusions about your skills:
- Theoretical background - what are your strengths and where is there room for improvement?
- Professional background - strengths and weaknesses of your qualifications
- Behavior - where are you strong, where do you need help. what would you rely on - and how?
- Market value – What is your current market value and how you will increase it from now on?
- Action - what steps can you take here and now?
- Consulting - where are you most in need of advice?
Your CV introduces you, your background and skills systematically and makes them easily accessible, with relevant, brief and concise descriptive information. It must be customized to the receiver and the actual job being applied for and simultaneously evoke positive curiosity. The personal analysis, values and job goals are valuable tools when fine tuning the CV.
If you're comfortable with yourself, with what you do and with whom you work for - then you have a quality work life. In our daily life, we operate in high gear, and for most people changing jobs is a good opportunity to take stock of what really is important for you and what motivates you every day. Working with values is about both your job and what you stand for as a person. Besides personally providing you with insight, you are better able to communicate your approach to a job in an interview and to make decisions on an informed basis.
Defining your job goals is to identify the opportunities that lie ahead of you with the skills, motivating factors and values that you have. It could be that some goals are discovered along the way or that you can advantageously expand your horizons by thinking in new ways. We possess a wealth of knowledge about transferring the use of skills along with tools that help promote these thoughts. Maybe it would add zest to your life to use your skills in a new context or, prompt you to consider entrepreneurship.
Now you know and can present your "product" and are ready to target the marketing of yourself through applications, networks and media. Based on the personal analysis, your goals and values, we work with to get you off the ground and into the right places - whether it's via network or applications or both. Marketing also requires structure, the right questions and lots of follow up. We help you establish an effective workflow and solid applications. The application’s sole purpose is to get you an interview.
The job interview requires careful preparation and your personal power refined and boosted, so you strike the balance between listening and stating your case at the right time. This is where all your hard work comes to fruition. You researcher the firm and the position thoroughly; do a SWOT; have set a goal for the meeting; are conscious of your appearance; know your strengths and weaknesses and can handle the tough questions; can illustrate your approach to the job via case stories; pose relevant questions - and listen! Practice with your advisor.
The new job
Its all about starting off on the right foot. The practical conditions of the contract must be intact and it's important to get a good sense of the success criteria of the new job. Based on everything you have worked with during the transition process, you now have the opportunity to build upon it and take responsibility for your future career. You have the opportunity to respond and take action earlier and perhaps in more useful manner than before. To ensure a good start, we emphasize that you can keep in touch with your advisor - indeed, our own criterion of success is that you get a job and keep it. Many initial challenges can be solved in dialog - so use your advisor.