09 August, 2008

Career Planning 4 Final Year Degree Students

Workshop at Payyanur College - Hand outs
By C. Radhakrishnan

A Guide to Career Planning
Life Style
Job Types
Education & Training
Labour Market
Getting Work
Keeping Work
Moving On
#1 = Interpersonal Skills
#2 = Ethics and Integrity
#3 = Leadership
#4 = Perseverance
#5 = Knowledge
The Confluence Counseling Model*
Student & Employee Success-Personal Competence Skills-Social Competence Skills-Career & Job Search Skills
Emotional Intelligence Skill Sets
I. Personal Competence Skills
Be dependable
Take responsibility
Be trustworthy
Be autonomous
Manage strong emotions
Be conscientious
Adapt easily to change
Be aware of own feelings
Show ethical behavior
Remain optimistic
Manage stress effectively
Manage time effectively
Develop a healthy lifestyle
II. Social Competence
Be a team player
Be cooperative
Communicate effectively
Know your interpersonal style
Understand diversity
Be awareness of others’ feelings
Resolve conflicts effectively
Be willing to take calculated risks
Develop a social support network
Show empathy
Listen effectively
Understand preferences
Be service oriented/altruistic
III. Career Management Competence
Develop your career
Know your interest, skills, & personality
Understand motivated values
Build and transfer skills
Lead and influence others
Build a track record of success
Develop a reputation as an employee
Take initiative
Be a lifelong learner
Develop a career plan
Find a mentor
Satisfy needs through leisure
Commit to personal excellence
Find a job
Create your own job
Make career decisions
The EQ Competencies that Drive Workplace Performance
Achievement Drive [Optimism, Strive to Improve Performance];
The Ability to Develop Others [Sense Needs/Bolster];
Adaptability [Managing Change/Open to New Ideas];
Influence [Sense Emotions in Others/Persuasion];
Self- Confidence [Self Aware Strengths/Weaknesses];
Leadership [Inspire Others to Shared Vision];
The Only Intellectual or Cognitive Competency [IQ] that Distinguished Top Performers as Strongly as any of these was ‘Analytical Thinking’ (Dave McClelland (1998) a Harvard Psychologist)

On Line References
How EI Skills Are Assessed Taught Developmentally At Radford University
Freshman: University 100 Classes
Sophomore: Career Development Classes
Junior: Pre-Internship Classes
Senior: Seminar Classes
Everyone: “Thursday Night” Seminars
Resources for Assessing and Teaching EI Skills
JOB SURVIVAL & SUCCESS SCALE. JIST Publishing(www.jist.com)
THE SELF-ESTEEM PROGRAM: Inventories, Activities, & Educational Handouts. Wellness Reproductions & Publishing(www.wellness-reources.com)
THE SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM: Inventories, Activities, & Educational Handouts. Wellness Reproductions & Publishing(www.wellness-reources.com)
THE STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Inventories, Activities, & Educational Handouts. Wellness Reproductions & Publishing (www.wellness-reources.com)

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