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Unleash Power Within!

 

Inside of you, there is creative energy and core strengths that will motivate and inspire you to reach your goals and dreams.

  • Learn the steps to identify your passions, motivations, and interests.
  • Connect your core strengths to careers.
  • Get strategies to implement plans and goals.

 

Tap into your core strengths that motivate you!

 

 

Release your inspirational dreams and visions build
momentum to reach your goals.

 

 

Identify your inner passions, motivations and interests.

  • Take the core strength inventory.
  • Focus on your core strength areas.
  •  Discover activities that excite or motivate you.

 

Connect core strengths to future careers or business ideas.

 

Implement your plan.

  • Use the keys that you have learned to unlock doors of opportunity.
  • Build powerful connections with networking and social media tools
    to lock into your purpose.

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Destiny Development Diary – Career and college major exploration made easy!

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The Destiny Development Diaries help you discover your destiny and unlock your potential.

The diary has easy to complete activities and career tests to help you identify interests, skills, values, and potential careers.

With the program, you can quickly organize and analyze your career information.

You see how your interests, skills, values, and personality types  connect to careers.

Learn how careers can be grouped and organized.

The Diaries come with different combinations of assessments -

  • Interest inventory
  • Value assessment
  • Transferable skill assessment
  • Personality type or trait cluster inventory

The Diary provides detailed information about the following areas -

  • Interests
  • Personality types or trait clusters
  • Transferable skills
  • Values

Use the Destiny Development Diary to -

  • Identify Steps in the Career Planning Process
  • Identify characteristics of interests, transferable skills, values, or personality type/ trait cluster
  • Explore occupations and occupational web sites
  • Sort/ match occupations according to interests, transferable skills, values, or personality type/ trait cluster
  • Explore career and college major web sites

Click the link to flip through the diary.

Read more about the different versions of the diary.

Reaching Millennial Generation – Step One Awareness

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Building awareness improves trust.  Knowledge of a generation’s unique characteristics is the first step in communicating, engaging, and communicating with that generation.  Understanding these differences will assist us in helping Millennials reach their educational and career goals.

Millennial Generation

The latest Census reports that Millennials 18-34 make up 23 percent of the U.S. population.  Here are some characteristics of Millennials -

 Technologically sophisticated: Digital natives, Native speakers, Nets, Internet generation, iGeneration and Nintendo digital generation

Optimistic: Generation Y and Sunshine generation, an inclusive and hopeful generation

Other names: Echo boomers, the boomlets, the Nexters and Generation N

 Generation C: Connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized, community-oriented, always clicking

 Connected: watching online video (27%), visiting social networking/blog sites (27%), owning tablets (33%) and using a smartphone (39%) connectivity through text messaging, instant messaging, blogging (Web logs, My Space) and video gaming are familiar to most Millennials

 Confident: They are motivated, goal-oriented, and confident in themselves and the future.

 Diverse: Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in the whole world.

 Conventional: Respectful to the point of not questioning authority.

 Multitasking is a way of life”. Multitasking is “information handling and communicating with hand-held gadgets while doing daily activities using multiple media simultaneously, using computers and the Internet at the same time as video games, print media, music, and the phone

More highly educated when ranked with other generations at comparable ages. More than half of Millennials have at least some college education (54%), compared with 49% of Gen Xers, 36% of Boomers and 24% of the Silent generation when they were ages 18 to 28.

 Net Generation: Leveragers of technology, customizers, scrutinizers, entertainment seekers, collaborators and innovators

 Special: Have always been treated as special and important.

Sheltered: Highly protected as children.

Team-Oriented: They are group oriented rather than being individualists.

Achieving: Grade points are rising with this generation and crime is falling.

Pressured: Tightly scheduled as children and used to having every hour of their day filled with structured activity.

Next, Generation Z

This is part of Tweet Future Goals, a new program that will provide social media tools to help people reach their goals.

Career Tool to Motivate and Inspire

Motivational & Inspirational Career Guide

 

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide shows that we are in a race to reach our career goals. 

The guide is a step-by-step tool to explore 3 steps in the career planning process.

The guide motivates you to let you know that -

  1. You are special and unique.
  2. You are reaching to obtain a specific destiny, purpose, calling, or occupation.

Motivational and Inspirational Career Planning

 

The guide has step-by-step tools to explore the steps in the career planning process.

Before beginning your journey,

  • Read Inspirational Principles.
  • Look over the Inspirational Career Keys.
  • Download the Inspirational Guide.

Step One – Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment

You can use the guide with a variety of assessments.

You will gain insight into your interests, abilities, skills, and values.

 

Step Two – Exploration, Problem Solving, and Goal Setting

You will perform occupational research -

  • Identifying potential careers
  • Narrowing career options
  • Researching training options
  • Determining training program – college, university, or apprenticeship

Step Three – Career Planning

You will put what you know into action -

  • Conducting information interview
  • Completing career shadowing
  • Executing a job search strategies
  • Writing resume
  • Practicing interview techniques
  • Participating in internship / volunteer experience

The guide is a step-by-step tool to explore careers and college majors.

  • Use the course to pinpoint interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values.
  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.
  • Find training programs that are a match to the careers that they are interested.
  • Motivate you as you explore careers and college majors.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide has 2 sections –

  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide
  • Guide to Career Exploration and Planning

Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • Steps to Self Awareness
  • Tools To Assess Self Awareness
  • Selection of a Career Assessment or Test
  • Career Test Checklist

 

Guide to Career Exploration and Planning

The Guide to Career Exploration and Planning is for teens or adults who
need a manual that will guide them through the steps of career planning
process.

The topics included in the Guide are -

  • Career Planning Map
  • Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self Assessment
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • College Major Exploration Tools

Career exploration tools provide the following information –

  • Overview
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earning
  • Interest Profile
  • Working Conditions
  • Contact Info
  • Areas of Study

College exploration resources lists the following facts –

  • Location of School
  • Majors Areas of Study
  • Name of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide is a digital course that is available 24/7.  You get access to downloads, videos, and web site.

Infographic

Here is an infographic to give an overview of the Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide.

 

Click on the link to see a larger version of the infographic.

Read more about the Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide.

Find your place in the job search cycle!

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Job Search Made Simple!

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There are three steps in achieving career goals and searching for a job.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in search for a job is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and social media resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach a career goal, there will always be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify a potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

Step Four: Execution

You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing

While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –

Informational interviewing

  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

Social Media and Networking Tools

Networking can help you complete targeted job searches.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Three major networking social media tools are –

  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

Resume Writing and Interviewing Strategies

Resume writing and interview preparation are essential skills needed to land a potential job.

Resumes

Your resume is your sales tool that lets employers know your strengths, interests, experience, and educational background.
The appearance of your resume is extremely important.  Check the appearance of your resume – your font, spelling, spacing, margins.  In a resume, you will highlight your skills that make you unique and set you apart from others.  Common areas covered in a resume are –

  • Objective (optional)
  • Skills
  • Education
  • Honors/ Awards
  • Experience
  • Volunteer Experience (if relevant to the potential job)

Types of resumes are –

  • Chronological – listing experiences in reverse chronological order
  • Functional – emphasizing specific skills

Interviewing

There are steps to prepare for a successful interview -

  • Review common interview questions
  • Prepare for behavior or STAR interviews
  • Practice – Practice is essential for a successful interview.
  • Dress for success

Interested in more comprehensive career inventories.  The Job Search Made Simple course is used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests -

 Use the following tools to select the right career assessment.  The selection process includes:

To access the course, join the Holland Codes Resource Center network.