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08/26/14
Watch-Outs 65. Career Management for International and Diverse Audiences.
Filed under: Position Searching, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 1:05 pm

Another map to consider for career management in
the UK is offered by Vitae.  Where this NESACS blog
describes a focus on the interviewing continuum, with
the zeroth level (self assessment), steps before, during
and after interviewing
, Vitae partitions the career
management steps into:
 - understand yourself
 - plan your career
 - hear from others
 - virtual interviews
 - explore the market
 - network and develop matches

Jean Cummings wrote about the significant rise in the near
future of contract technical workers.  To be competitive in this
emerging marketplace of multi-national and multi-cultural
professionals, she highlighted being able to
1.  present your goals, values and attributes to different
audiences who may ask for your services or you see a match
to what you can offer.  (your brand statement)
2.  describe stories that provide clear examples of your efforts,
outcomes and impacts.  (STAR or SARI, situation-task-action-
result or situation-action-result-implication)
3.  develop habit stacks (demonstrating desirable soft skills)
and wise skills that will differentiate you.

This is a daunting task.  She offered two dozen tips for working
with recruiters for getting their attention, positive feedback
and interest in bringing you on-board.

One Response to “Watch-Outs 65. Career Management for International and Diverse Audiences.”

  1. site admin Says:


    Al Sklover points out that October can be the month
    to rethink your resume. Reveal–

    Attitude: you really want this new opportunity as a job
    Abilities: Confidently portray you can do the job with
          your experience, know-how, skills with appropriate
          keywords.
    Self Motivated and Curious: Can learn and adapt.
    Re-do, update and refresh: Add appropriate information
           to stand out as desirable.
    New recently used skills, certifications and experiences.
    Professional affiliations, publications and connections.
    Work on and connect to appropriate references and sponsors.

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