SETTING YOUR CAREER GOALS by xjw19747

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									  WELCOME
  AIM Southwest
Regional Conference
 Training Seminar

  Houston, Texas
               PANEL MEMBERS
    MARTIN ARNOLD
      TERRITORY MANAGER (HOUSTON)
      SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED

   SONJA BAKER
      DEPARTMENT MANAGER (DALLAS)
      WAGE and INVESTMENT

   HELEN CURTIS BROWN
      TERRITORY MANAGER (HOUSTON)
      SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED
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“How Prepared Are You
  for Your Next Job?”
Success is where opportunity
 meets preparation.

How ready are your for success?

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ACHIEVING CAREER GOALS

    First Step - Set Goals
        Set Milestones

    Define your Goals


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In Defining/Achieving Goals...

 Be   Specific
       Specific Goals bring about
       Specific Results




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Believing in Self…
   Reinforce your belief by identifying role
    models, mentors, and coaches.

   Identify people who are doing what
    you want to accomplish.

   If they can do it, so can you!

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     Be Realistic…
 Ensure  your goals are realistic
 Ensure your plans are realistic
 Be flexible and forgiving




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                Example
    My Long-Term Goal:

My 5 Main Steps to Get There:
Anticipate Roadblocks…
   Make a plan to overcome the
    roadblocks and obstacles

   Do not allow the challenges of life
    to cause you to give up on
    your dreams

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Build a Support Team…

 Family        RoleModels
 Friends       Mentors
 Co-workers    Coaches




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  IRS Career Management
     Resource Center
Automated Business Mentor that
 maps a path and assists in
 navigating your career goals



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Mapping to Success Template

               Identify Goal
               Stay on Course
               Stay Motivated
               Be Flexible



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APPLYING FOR THE
 NEXT POSITION




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     STEPPING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Never turn down an opportunity to gain
experience.

When applying for the next position keep
track of all your experience you have gained
throughout your career.
    Examples: collateral assignments,
    speaking assignments, details, etc.
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      STEPPING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Know the qualification requirements for the
position you are applying.

Be very familiar with your paperwork.

Do not be bashful in talking about yourself.

Use specific examples:
  Two (2) examples for each competency.
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                     PAPER WORK

   Address each Responsibility
      Current experience should relate to
      each aspect of the responsibility.


   Core and Technical
    Responsibilities are Important
                    PAPER WORK

   Be Concise and Be Careful

   Do Not Take Credit for Others’
    Accomplishments

   Take Responsibility for Your
    Subordinates’ Accomplishments
        PAPERWORK COMPLETION
Spend a lot of time on the front end in
applying for a position.

Review paperwork and ensure it is
current and applicable for the job.

Seek advice from someone who has
gone through the process or who has
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              FORM 9686
         MERIT PROGRAM QUESTIONNAIRE


Indicate your proficiency in a foreign
  language in Item 15.

Sign and date your MPQ.

Do not attach copies of position
 descriptions.
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               FORM 9686
          MERIT PROGRAM QUESTIONNAIRE
Submit accurate and complete information on
 your MPQ.

Indicate the correct series and grade of
  positions you have held and ensure the
  timeframes are accurate.

Indicate the specific accounting course titles
  completed and number of semester/quarter
  hours completed in Item 8. 21
                        Do’s and Don'ts
   Form 4568/Application/Appraisal Checklist.

   Submit Timely and Accurately.

   Indicate a Valid POD.

   Verify the vacancy announcement and the
    grade for which you are applying match.
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                               INTERVIEW

   Paperwork is the foundation for interview
   Be Prepared for a Behavioral or Traditional
    Interview:
         Behavioral - What did you do?
         Traditional - What would you do?
    Answer the Question
          If you do not know the answer, say so
   If you do not understand the question, have it
    repeated
   Be concise and give examples when you can
    Quotations for Consideration
   Look beyond your next job and prepare
    for that one.

   What you do today is preparing you for
    your next job.

   Establish goals.

   Your picture should be from two steps
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   Quotations for Consideration
Never turn down a job that has not been
offered.

Toot your own horn.

Hard work works.

Hard work brings prosperity
                            poverty.
      Playing around brings25
   Quotations for Consideration
Some one will help you do whatever you
sincerely want to do.

One of the biggest problems that keeps
people from going after their dreams is a
fear of failure.

People are afraid of failure, but do not
realize that failure is a part of success.
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                                 Suggested Reading
“Never Turn Down A Job That Hasn’t Been Offered Yet”

“Some One Will Help You Do Whatever You Sincerely Want To Do”

“What Color Is Your Parachute?

“If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up
    Somewhere Else”

“The Seven (7) Habits Of Highly Successful People”

“Deep Change”

“It’s Not Over Until You Win”

“It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life”
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    Are you
   prepared
 for your next
position?????

								
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