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DATE Thursday 15th April 2021
What is self-assessment? Why is it an essential step in understanding yourself and your aspirations when searching for your next civilian role?
If you’re considering resettlement, have decided on a career change, or your current role is being made redundant, the prospect of transitioning into a new civilian career can be overwhelming. At the OA, we understand the journey you’re now on and we’re here to help.
For career success, it is essential to take stock of what is important to you. Self-assessment is the process of gathering information about yourself so that you’re in the driving seat when it comes to making the right decisions about where to look for your next role, how to get there and what tools you need to achieve job success.
Understanding your skills, strengths, interests, personal brand and communication style will help you focus on the types of roles and industry sectors that interest you.
Your circumstances also impact your career choices - your family commitments, mortgages, school fees and location all play a part in defining your job goals. Ignore these at your peril.
Self-assessment is not just about what you can do but about what you want to do, what you need to do and how you want to do it. If you need to earn a high salary for the next few years, then long-term aspirations to run your own business or to work in the not-for-profit sector may have to take a back seat.
Join us in the first of our working lunch webinars as we discuss the relevance and value of self-assessment as the first essential step to achieving long-term job success.
The need to distinguish between what you’re good at and what you want to do more of.
Why you must be clear on what’s important to you now and what is important longer term.
Identify your soft skills and how they can help to ‘sell’ yourself at interview.
Practical insights to discover those sectors where you might find your ideal job.
The importance of a work/life balance.
This webinar is the first of five lunchtime webinars covering key career processes to help guide you to job success. The series covers networking, research, CVs, job applications, interviews and salary negotiation.
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