Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding roles, part of Managing Your Career.
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Once you have a strong career profile you're ready to start phase two, which is…exploring career options.…I recommend that you begin by investigating roles that you'll want to perform.…A role is not the same as a job title.…A role is the function or task that you will perform for an organization.…For example, the skills a teacher uses in a university will be similar to the…skills a corporate trainer uses at an insurance company.…Exploring roles can be one of the most difficult steps since many people define…themselves by job positions they've previously held.…
Don't limit yourself to your previous titles.…Instead look at your transferable skills and qualifications as they fit…into many industries.…You'll want to examine your skills and qualifications and try to fit them…into broad categories. Let me show you two examples of what I mean.…Let's take management as our first example.…Managers enjoy directing and coordinating a broad range of projects as well…as managing people.…A person with this skill set and qualifications could investigate a variety of industries.…
Discover how to assess your experience, work-reward values, and qualifications, all with the goal of creating a robust career profile that charts your future growth. The course also shows how to fully investigate career options and perform a gap analysis in order to find key opportunities.
- Identifying your skills, knowledge, and qualifications
- Considering lifestyle choices
- Completing a career profile
- Researching possible roles
- Exploring different industries
- Researching salary ranges
- Performing a gap analysis