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Career Planning

Career Planning
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Yahia Arafa

on 19 September 2016

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Transcript of Career Planning

Career Planning
Outline
Introduction
Job Market Awareness
Preparing for the Job Market
What you might be doing for the next 35-40 years? 1 or more career?
Affecting Factors?
Skills & Knowledge
Interests
Current
State
Your Competitive Advantage
Career
Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand of Talent
Your network
Your financial needs
Networking
Mind Map
Improving Your Chances
Surveying & Searching
Career Tips & Tricks
Demand for top talents is perfectly inelastic
Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

http://onforb.es/UwvK1o
We are 90 million but the market is interconnected, so never ruin your reputation or leave on bad terms

(Your Brand Equity is Everything)
Political & Economic instability is not an excuse
It's OK to Change jobs & shift careers as long as it's for the right reason and with sound logic
Any job is better than No job
Grass is not always greener on the other side, it is greener where you water it. However don't settle down for anything
Invest in your network as early as possible
There is no one defined way for career success. There are hundreds of different equations
GPA is important for following careers
Academic
Research
Consultancy
Investment Banking
Nepotism won't have a large role in defining your success in private sector
If you think you are too big for small jobs, maybe you are too small for big jobs
LinkedIn: Mohamed Orfy orfy1986@gmail.com

LinkedIn: Yahia Arafa yahia.arafa@gmail.com
Career Planning
HR Career Advising
Engineering Career Advising
Supply Chain Career Advising
Finance Career Advising
Marketing Career Advising
Project Management Career Advising
Advertising & Media Career Advising
Development Career Advising
Banking Career Advising
Masters Abroad Orientation
Lean Six Sigma – White Belt

Career Advancers Activities
Contact Details
Guidelines
Quiz
It’s your session so you put the rules
This is an interactive session
Let us know whenever you need a break
Who are the top 5 in demand employers in 2014

What does FMCG stand for

Name 10 FMCGs

Who are the top 5 companies on Fortune 500 list

Job Market Awareness
Preparing for Job Market
Employer Mindset
Attracting Employers (Resume)
Conducting Successful Interviews
Career Tips & Tricks
Market Facts
Your Passion

Which job would you be willing to do for free
Career Selection?
Psychometric Tests
Globally 85% of jobs are filled through referrals
Expanding & maintaining your network is crucial
Findable and visually appealing profile
Add everything that does n’t fit on your resume
Strategically connect with others
Stay active & engage
Get recommendations
Sixty percent of the hiring managers said volunteer work makes you more marketable

*Survey by Harris Interactive among 3,023 hiring managers and human resource professionals in 2011
Employer Mindset
Technical Knowledge Vs. Personal Skills


We hire the person not the position (P&G)
Attracting Employers (Resume)
Facts
800 to 1200 per vacancy
Review in 6 seconds
50% are not considered
Guidelines
Professional
User Friendly
Error Free
Contents
Contact Details
Education
Work Experience
Courses
Extracurricular Activities
Skills
Personal Details
Contact Details
Name: At the top in a larger font
Contact Number
Professional Email
Address

Education
University: Graduation year, major
High School: Graduation year
Reverse chronological order

Work Experience
Full Time / Part Time / Internships
Organization name, department, period
Achievements Vs Job Description
Reverse chronological order

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Course name, service provider, date & period (in hours)
Reverse chronological order

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Extracurricular Activities

Courses

Models, Student Union, University Clubs, AIESEC, Charities
Mention: Activity name, role, year
Reverse chronological order
Skills
Languages
Computer
Other specific skills (Translation, AutoCAD, Web Dev)
Personal Details

Date of Birth
Military Status (for males)

لإخ ٌث

What not to have on your resume
Objective (unless it’s genuine and adds value)
More than 1-2 pages
Picture
Fancy Formatting
Logos
Marital Status/Place of Birth/Religion
ICDL
Interests/Hobbies
References

Emailing CV
ُAttracting Employers (Resume)
Professional email address
Full name on document
Small size document
Don’t leave subject line empty
Short email
Don’t attach certificates
Don’t send to mailing lists
Interview Types

Conducting Successful Interviews
Phone
HR
Assessments
Technical
Case Study
Group
Dress Code
Body Language (Eye Contact – Hand Shake – Smile)
Preparation – Impress
Common Questions
Situational Questions (CBI)
Asking Questions
Follow up
Success Pillars

Common Questions
Conducting Successful Interviews
Introduce yourself
Why do you want to leave your current job
Why do you want to join us
What will you add to the job/company
Strength & Weakness
Competency Based Interviews – STAR Approach
Situation
Task
Action
Result
Teamwork
Responsibility
Communication skills
Decision making
Leadership
Problem-solving
Organization
Goal orientation

Preparing for CBI
Understand which competencies will be tested
Identify examples from past experiences
Learn to narrate the story using STAR approach
Asking Questions
Why does this role matter to company growth?
How does the company measure success?
What would you expect from me this month, in three months, and in a year?
What are the company biggest challenges?
Follow up
Your Homework
Networking
Connect with professionals in your field on LinkedIn
Join recruitment groups on FB & LinkedIn
Volunteer and join activities/initiatives
Job Hunt
Prepare for interviews (CBI)
Create online accounts on recruitment channels
Check Fortune 500 list
Check American Chamber’s member list
www.facebook.com/CareerAdvancers
Current & Previous Partners
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