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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 2 “How Prepared Are You for Your Next Job?” Success is where opportunity meets preparation. How ready are your for success? 4 ACHIEVING CAREER GOALS First Step - Set Goals Set Milestones Define your Goals 5 In Defining/Achieving Goals... Be Specific Specific Goals bring about Specific Results 6 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! 7 Be Realistic… Ensure your goals are realistic Ensure your plans are realistic Be flexible and forgiving 8 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 10 Build a Support Team… Family RoleModels Friends Mentors Co-workers Coaches 11 IRS Career Management Resource Center Automated Business Mentor that maps a path and assists in navigating your career goals 12 Mapping to Success Template Identify Goal Stay on Course Stay Motivated Be Flexible 13 APPLYING FOR THE NEXT POSITION 14 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. 15 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. 16 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 worked in the position. 19 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. 20 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. 22 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 above. 24 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. 26 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” 27 Are you prepared for your next position?????
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