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How to Build a Candidates Self Confidence


Jack Chapman Wisconsin Careers Conference Madison, WI -- Jan 27, 2009
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Building Candidates Confidence.

While Youre Waiting to Begin:




Write up an accomplishment. 50-150 words. What happened. What you did to make it happen. Results: people, money, time, environment

Confidence means
 

Believing With; With Fidelity Open Frame: your input.


    

Confidence comes from


   

Done it Done something like it Pep Talk, You Can Do It! Saying it internally


Little Engine that Could, I think I can

 

Someone else telling you Yes you can Test telling you Yes you can/are

Confidence most comes from


 

1. Done it 2. Done something like it.

What Color Is Your Parachute




1972 Bolles Popularized Bernard Haldanes Success Factor Analysis.




Notion of Transferable Skills

What Color Is Your Parachute




1972 Bolles Popularized Bernard Haldanes Success Factor Analysis.




Notion of Transferable Skills

Write up an accomplishment. 50-150 words. What happened. What you did to make it happen. Results: people, money, time, environment

What Color Is Your Parachute




1972 Bolles Popularized Bernard Haldanes Success Factor Analysis.




Notion of Transferable Skills Physical skills Mental skills ==>Interpersonal skills

Try It:
  

What Color Is Your Parachute




1972 Bolles Popularized Bernard Haldanes Success Factor Analysis. Notion of Transferable Skills :-)
   

Check list :-( Daunting :-( Disassociated from personal vocabulary :-( Disassociated from the flow of the story :-(

Ideal Outcome:
    

Done it OR Done something like it Anchored in candidates mind with Words to express it (vocabulary) = Confidence

Success Factor Analysis


   

 

Four sessions 1-1.5 hours each Homework in between Six steps. For really serious job and career candidates; Private practice. Do it yourself before using it with a candidate

Confidence Building Steps


     

1. Relive Success (steps 1 and 2) 3. Build Vocabulary -- About as far as well get well see! 4. Identify themes 5. Validate themes 6. Anchor skill themes

Confidence Building Steps STEP ONE Relive Success




Relive successes
  

Write: Ten stories Did well, enjoyed doing, felt proud of Enough detail. What happened, what you did to make it happen Results: people, time, money, environment STEP 2: Read the story out loud that you think has the most skills

Confidence Building Steps STEP THREE Build Vocab.


 

In discussion, find skills Go through story sequentially (chronologically) Brainstorm list of verbs okay, but need to be personalized.
 

Organized Organized

Organized registrations Organized volunteers

30+ skills here; 60 - 150 skills overall

TYPICAL SKILL WORDS: Accommodated, Accomplished, Accounted, Acquired, Acted, Adapted, Addressed, Adjusted, Administered, Advertised, Advised, Advocated, Allocated, Analyzed, Anticipated, Appraised, Approved, Arranged, Assembled, Assessed, Assigned, Assisted, Audited, Balanced, Bargained, Brainstormed, Budgeted, Built, Calculated, Catalogued, Catered, Changed, Classified, Coached, Collaborated, Collected, Combined, Communicated, Compared, Competed, Compiled, Completed, Composed, Computed, Conceived, Conceptualized, Conducted, Confronted, Constructed, Consulted, Contacted, Contributed, Controlled, Cooperated, Coordinated, Corresponded, Counseled, Created, Critiqued, Cut costs, Dealt, Debated, Decorated, Defined, Delegated, Delivered, Demonstrated, Designed, Detailed, Detected, Determined, Developed, Devised, Diagnosed, Directed, Disciplined, Discovered, Discussed, Dispense, Displayed, Dissected, Distributed, Drafted, Dramatized, Drew, Edited, Educated, Empathized, Encouraged, Enforced, Enlarged, Enlisted, Ensured, Entertained, Established, Estimated, Evaluated, Examined, Excelled, Exercised, Exhibited, Expanded, Expedited, Experimented, Explained, Explored, Expressed, Fashioned, Fixed, Followed thru, Forecasted, Formulated, Found, Fundraised, Gathered, Governed, Graphed, Grouped, Guided, Handled, Helped, Hosted, Identified, Imagined, Implemented, Improved, Indexed, Influenced, Informed, Initiated, Innovated, Inspected, Inspired, Instructed, Interpreted, Interviewed, Invented, Investigated, Itemized, Judged, Justified, Learned, Lectured, Led, Listened, Made policy, Maintained, Managed, Manipulated, Mapped, Measured, Mediated, Memorized, Merchandised, Met, Moderated, Modified, Monitored, Motivated, Navigated, Negotiated, Nursed, Observed, Obtained, Operated, Ordered, Organized, Outfitted, Oversaw, Participated, Perceived, Performed, Persevered, Persuaded, Planned, Plotted, Preached, Predicted, Prepared, Presented, Presided, Printed, Prioritized, Processed, Programmed, Promoted, Proofread, Proposed, Provided, Publicized, Purchased, Questioned, Raised, Reacted, Read, Reasoned, Recommended, Reconciled, Recorded, Recruited, Rectified, Reflected, Rehabilitated, Related, Reorganized, Repaired, Represented, Reproduced, Researched, Reshaped, Resolved, Responded, Restored, Reviewed, Revised, Risked, Saved, Scanned, Scheduled, Screened, Self-motivated, Served, Serviced, Set up, Shaped, Simplified, Sketched, Sold, Solved, Sorted, Spoke, Staged, Stimulated, Straightened, Strategized, Strengthened, Structured, Studied, Summarized, Supervised, Supported, Symbolized, Synthesized, Systematized, Tabulated, Targeted, Taught, Team-built, Tended, Terminated, Tested, Trained, Translated, Transmitted, Traveled, Trouble-shot, Understood, Updated, Utilized, Validated, Verbalized, Visualized, Worked, Wrote.

Confidence Building Steps STEP Three & 1/2




HOMEWORK


 

Continue Success Factor Analysis at home for all stories. Make a master deck of skills Group skills into clusters that seem like the same kind of activity. Those clusters will boil down to 3-8 themes.

Confidence Building Steps STEP FOUR




3-8 Themes:
  

Plain English. No resume-ese (utilized) Candidates own words 5-15 word phrase

Confidence Building Steps STEP FOUR




3-8 Themes:


Plain English. No resume-ese (utilized) Getting people into action especially where they want to go but need help Finding creative solutions to practical probs Creating experiential trainings Creating learning and persuasive materials Keeping track of financial and other details

Jacks Example:


   

Confidence Building Steps STEP FIVE Validate Themes




3-8 Themes:


Compare to MBTI

Confidence Building Steps STEP SIX: Anchor Themes




3-8 Themes:
 

Compare to MBTI Homework:


   

Back to success stories Two 30-40 word examples for each theme Start with an action word Tell what you did, how you did it, results

Confidence Building Steps STEP SIX: Anchor Themes


  

3-8 Themes Grill the candidate on the theme stories Combine into couple minute profile


Two minutes
  

What youre good at Illustration (80% of the two minutes) What youre looking for.

Bonus: Resume!

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Thoreau