ARE YOU READY TO STEP UP YOUR CAREER?

Is your potential just crying out for its next opportunity?

Are you ready for a new challenge? You might have your eye on a more senior role, or a new job where you can use your accumulated technical and life skills. Whether you are a career starter, a return to worker, a career shifter or a growth seeker, your career trajectory will depend on the skills you have to manage it.

It’s now more common to have several jobs across multiple careers than it is to have a job for life. According to estimates, the average person will work their way through 17 jobs and five careers over their working life. Futurists predict the number of career shifts will be as high as ten in a normal working life as technology generates jobs that we have not even yet imagined. This makes career management a vital lifelong skill.

Making career decisions can be nerve-wracking and making the move feels fraught with uncertainties. If the change has been involuntary, you may also be dealing with many other issues. Even when the call is entirely yours, there are still many tough decisions to make. What to do? When is the right time? How to make the shift? Sometimes, gathering the confidence to change can be the hardest part of all.

Learning new skills takes work, but learning to navigate new contexts with their inherent standards and practices can require even more effort. The things that were once second nature are replaced by the uncertain and unfamiliar, and that can be disconcerting.

Wouldn’t you love to have someone with the answers to your questions helping you to make your move? How much difference could this make to the job you land and your potential salary earning capacity?

There is evidence that suggests people who make a change end up happier – taking action gives people more satisfaction than procrastinating. Even so, a little bit of help never goes astray.

Let us help you make your next career move.

Moving to the future of work

The future of work isn’t a set of jobs. Actually, it’s often referred to as a ‘post-job’ world. It means instead of jobs that are recognisable by their titles and the usual set of tasks that go with that title, work will be determined by outcomes and the skills people can contribute to achieving those outcomes.

The disruption to the traditional standardised format of work comes from changing consumer expectations, demographic shifts, globalisation, and especially from advanced technologies. While the wholesale overnight demise of traditional jobs is an unlikely scenario, the relentless pace of change creating a tipping point of excess outdated skills is certain. Poorly paid, insecure and low-quality work isn’t inevitable, however – as long as you do something about it now. Waiting for someone else to fix the problem will be a very long and painful wait.

What can you do to ensure your secure future?

Actually, a lot. And it doesn’t have to be a drastic upheaval, but it does have to be decisive and determined action so that you are able to evolve continuously as the unknown future emerges.

The answer is upskilling.

When the world was a lot more static than it is today (and will increasingly be tomorrow), your job prospects came from ‘skilling’, that is learning the ropes of a job. Your future job prospects come from five critical upskills:

  1. Continuous learning: ‘learning to learn’, learning from failure, creating learning situations, adapting to evolving practices;
  2. Working with ambiguity, encompassing a range of attributes including thinking critically, taking risks, creative problem-solving, data gathering, resilience, adaptability;
  3. Social, emotional and behavioural competencies that enable you to do such things as: interact with and produce outcomes for diverse groups, recognise unmet needs and resolve pain points, use insight and empathy to ideate and innovate, persuade and negotiate, be able to apply principles and values to work, manage personal actions and reactions and self-direct to work collaboratively and autonomously;
  4. Digital literacy: a working understanding of the building blocks of technology, a digital mindset to recognise the role and potential of technology on work and business;
  5. Contextual acuity is the ability to understand and solve for different situations: pattern recognition, scenario-thinking, business acumen, organisational intelligence.

 

What each of these upskills have in common are they are all practical skills. The only way to learn them is by doing.

Or looking at it another way, the only way to show your prospective employer you have them is by showing that you have used them.

Which means upskill programs must be practical in nature. And because time is precious, they must be as close to real-world as possible so the transfer of skill from learning to actual application is a short and seamless as possible.

You didn’t get to your level of proficiency in your current career by reading books or hearing about others’ achievements. You had to do the work, condition yourself to think and act in a certain way, and apply yourself to real world situations.

When the majority of employers now look for evidence of continuous upskilling in job applicants, it is no longer a ‘nice to have’. Of course, upskilling is essential for promotions and to be noticed for other career opportunities, so there is never a time when you should not be upskilling.

This is what our programs enable you to do.

Fast-track your career move

This is a four-week full-time immersive program for those who want to take practical action to amping up their career.

It is ideal for:

  • Graduates in professional qualifications
  • Return to work professionals
  • Managers and subject matter experts preparing to participate in digital transformations
  • Those who want to understand developments in work to decide their new career direction

In this full time program, you will participate in activities where you will apply new and existing skills and abilities in ways that will stretch and challenge you. Fast-track replicates the uncertainty and competitive environment you will face when you take your next career step. It will condition you for the future of work so that you can face it with confidence.

Fast-track is especially designed around new ways of working and will prepare participants who expect to enter, lead or build a workplace that practices:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Design thinking
  • Customer journeys and service design
  • Human-centred design
  • Project management
  • Lean Startup

¬†Successfully performing in these dynamic approaches to work cannot be done with the skills that used to get you places in the old hierarchies. And as technology automates more activities and processes, the focus of skills needs also to shift from ‘task’ to outcomes, experiences and relationships. The importance of continuous professional development as technology continues to redefine workplaces cannot be over-stated.

We work with recruiters and employers so that our programs contain the exact skills and abilities that employers are seeking. This exponentially increases your chances of success in seeking future employment.

Participants will also receive:

 

  • Coaching during and for four weeks after the program to help you move into your new career
  • Access to our network of recruiters and employers and help to apply for the jobs on offer
  • On-going updates on trends and changes affecting the job market and organisations
  • The opportunity to grow your professional network
  • Special offers from our partners

Cost of the program

A one-off payment of $4,950 (inc. GST); or

Two payments of $2,550 (inc. GST)

When employers are actively seeking people who are recently upskilled to help them with their business growth and upskilled workers earn higher salaries than those with the just the technical basics, not upskilling is a very costly option!

If you would like to discuss the suitability of the program for you, take advantage of our complimentary, no obligations personal consultation.