ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE?

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.

Making career decisions can be nerve-wracking. If the change has been involuntary, you may be dealing with many other issues. Even the decision 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, making the decision 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 take even more effort. The things you could once do without much thought will be replaced by the uncertain and unfamiliar.

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 with your next career move.

 

Moving to the future of work

The future of work isn’t a set of jobs. In fact, it’s often referred to as a ‘post-job’ world. That means instead of going into 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demise of traditional jobs is an unlikely scenario, the relentless pace of change creating a tipping point of excess outdated skills is certain.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, learning from doing, 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.

This is what our programs enable you to do.

Fast-track change

A four-week immersive program for those who want to take practical action towards their new 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 expose participants to practices including:

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

We constantly meet 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:

  • Access to coaching to assist their learning journey
  • The opportunity to grow their professional network
  • Notification of jobs and access to employers
  • 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)

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