Getting Past the Gatekeeper


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Networking Event - Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Wednesday 25th August 2010 6-9pm

 

Come along to this month’s Liverpool networking event at the Hard Days Night hotel, and share your experiences of getting past the Gatekeeper when selling your products and services to new customers.

 

Find out what the top tricks and tips are for getting past the Gatekeeper (the person in an organisation who stops you getting to speak to the 'decision maker') and share your successes and even your horror stories!

As usual there will be a short presentation with best practice techniques with one of the Striding Out professional coaches.

There will also be a guest speaker, and the chance to network.

Light refreshments and a drink will be provided!

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10 questions to identify your new career

Do you feel like like a square peg in a round hole? Are you wondering if you have been concentrating on the wrong career field? Or perhaps you have made redundant and now want to explore new ideas.

Below are some questions you can ask yourself to help explore your ambitions and gain more clarity on what you’d like to do.

1.    What are you passionate about? What passions have you lost touch with? What did you love doing at a younger age (for example ages 7/13/18). What passions would you like to be part of your career?

2.    Explore what motivates you. For some inspiration check out some of the options below.  Which are your biggest motivations? Which do you want to include within your career? 

Independence

Helping others

Challenge

Making a difference

Fun

Achievement

Money

Taking risks

Ethical issues

Team work

Learning

Security

Status

Creativity

Excellence

3.    What would your friends or previous manager say you are good at? Have you asked them? What did they say?  How could you use these skills within your future career?

4.    What do you find easy or challenging and exciting in your everyday life? Would you like to make a career out of these activities?

5.    Name 10 things you like about yourself. How will these qualities help you in a career?

6.    What is the greatest achievement of your life so far? Why? What did you learn about yourself from that achievement?

7.    If you could make a huge contribution to life on the earth what would it be? How could that be part of your future?

8.    What has attracted you to each of the jobs you have done? What have you enjoyed about them? What have not enjoyed about them? (include Saturday jobs, work experience and volunteering). What would you like and what wouldn’t you like to replicate in future jobs?

9.    What is your ideal working day and environment to work in? For some ideas check out the options in the box below. These aren’t the only options you can also add your own:

Environment

Type of Interaction

Hours of Work

Type of Work

Type of Company

Indoor

People

Morning

Full Time

Charity

Outdoor

Computers

Day Time

Part Time

Corporate

Office

Animals

Night Time

Self Employed

Small Business

Shop

Nature

Flexible

Mixture

Social Enterprise

10. When in your life were you most committed? What caused you to be committed?
How can you use that commitment in your career?

Write down a summary of what you’ve learned about yourself from the above questions. You’ve now got a check list about your strengths, interests, motivations and type of work, that will be a plumbline to compare against different career paths.

What is your next step? Decide what action you will take in the next week.

Having accountability can make a big difference to how fast you can move towards your goals. Career coaching gives accountability and space to consider options in more detail.

Contact us on 0203 303 0468 or email enquiries@figuringout.co.uk to arrange a complimentary conversation with one of our career coaches. We have recently launched 'Your Nxt Step', a 6 session career coaching package which takes you from exploration to drawing up an action plan. Contact us for more details.

Rosalyn Clare is a career and youth coach with Striding Out - http://www.stridingout.co.uk/our-coaches/rosalyn-clare-youth-and-career-coach.html

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