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#elaconf
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Choose Your
Own
(Career)
Adventure
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Sarah
@johnsons531
WHO ARE WE?
Lauren
@laurengalanter
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1.
Storytime
Let’s talk.
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PUBLISHED BY A
NEWBIE.
SOLD 250 MILLION
COPIES FROM 1979
to 1999.
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#cyoa
“Kids got it very quickly. You die,
yes, but you take another
choice and go on.
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WORK HAS
CHANGED
All experience is
valuable experience.
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LIVING LONGER
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MULTIPOTENTIALITES
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○ Growing at same company
○ Variety of responsibility
MODELS OF CAREER CHANGE
○ Switching jobs
○ Down and a...
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#cyoa
You?
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#cyoa
2.
Workshops
Let’s do.
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#cyoa
I Like To…
○ Fill in the circle next to each activity if it’s
something you like to do.
○ At the bottom of ...
#elaconf
#cyoa
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I Like To…
○ Which descriptors are your strongest?
○ How does your career history align with
these descript...
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#cyoa
Choose Your Own (Career)
Adventure!
The Setup
○ You have 9 possible lives, each with a different
job/career...
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#cyoa
Choose Your Own (Career)
Adventure!
The Questions
Now trade with your partner and ask questions about
their...
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#cyoa
Choose your own path.
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#cyoa
Take Home Exercises
○ Resume Word Hunt
● Review your resume.
● Circle the common or repeated words.
● Do th...
#elaconf
#cyoa
THANKS!
Any questions?
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What does a career path in tech look like these days? You get to choose! The traditional career trajectory has changed as have the types of careers available, which makes career planning that much more challenging. Explore examples of career journeys with Sarah and Lauren, learn how to plan for a career that doesn’t exist, and reflect on your own path through hands-on activities.

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  1. #elaconf #cyoa Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure
  2. #elaconf #cyoa Sarah @johnsons531 WHO ARE WE? Lauren @laurengalanter
  3. #elaconf #cyoa 1. Storytime Let’s talk.
  4. #elaconf #cyoa PUBLISHED BY A NEWBIE. SOLD 250 MILLION COPIES FROM 1979 to 1999.
  5. #elaconf #cyoa “Kids got it very quickly. You die, yes, but you take another choice and go on.
  6. #elaconf #cyoa WORK HAS CHANGED All experience is valuable experience.
  7. #elaconf #cyoa LIVING LONGER
  8. #elaconf #cyoa MULTIPOTENTIALITES
  9. #elaconf #cyoa ○ Growing at same company ○ Variety of responsibility MODELS OF CAREER CHANGE ○ Switching jobs ○ Down and across ladders
  10. #elaconf #cyoa You?
  11. #elaconf #cyoa 2. Workshops Let’s do.
  12. #elaconf #cyoa I Like To… ○ Fill in the circle next to each activity if it’s something you like to do. ○ At the bottom of Page 1, add the number of circles in each column. ○ See Page 2 for the descriptors of what type of activities you like.
  13. #elaconf #cyoa
  14. #elaconf #cyoa I Like To… ○ Which descriptors are your strongest? ○ How does your career history align with these descriptors? ○ Which descriptors will you focus on when selecting your next job?
  15. #elaconf #cyoa Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure! The Setup ○ You have 9 possible lives, each with a different job/career. ○ It can be a job/career that doesn’t exist yet (did your current job exist 5-10 years ago?). ○ In none of these lives have you happened upon lots of money - you must earn a living. Whatever that dollar amount is, it’s enough for you to live comfortably. The Choice Choose what 9 jobs you would have and describe them in as much detail as possible. Adapted from Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC of Chopra Careers)
  16. #elaconf #cyoa Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure! The Questions Now trade with your partner and ask questions about their choices: ○ Why this job? ○ What do you like about it? ○ How is it different than what you’re doing now? ○ What would it take for you to have this job 1 year from now? 10 years from now? image from Startup Vitamins
  17. #elaconf #cyoa Choose your own path.
  18. #elaconf #cyoa Take Home Exercises ○ Resume Word Hunt ● Review your resume. ● Circle the common or repeated words. ● Do these words identify a theme in your work history? ● Do these words match your likes and passions? ● Are there words missing that should be repeated more often? ● What can you do to make the missing words appear in your work history? ● What kind of job would you look for based on these common words? ○ Likes and Dislikes (from Career Lab) ○ Career Blueprint (from Career Lab)
  19. #elaconf #cyoa THANKS! Any questions? Presentation template by SlidesCarnival
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Joint talk with Sarah Johnson, http://iamsarahj.com What does a career path in tech look like these days? You get to choose! The traditional career trajectory has changed as have the types of careers available, which makes career planning that much more challenging. Explore examples of career journeys with Sarah and Lauren, learn how to plan for a career that doesn’t exist, and reflect on your own path through hands-on activities.

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