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Designing your Professional Life (pt 1of2): Women's California-Style ...

  • February 18 · 9:00 AM
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Career Clinic and "Applying Design Thinking to your Career or Profession"
Design Think drives positive social and economic outcomes succeeding through rigorous creativity, critical inquiry, and ethics informed by respect for people, nature, and the world.
We introduce two acolytes, Rosanna Kurrer, Co-Founder of Digital Leadership Institute and proponent of MIT's THINK along with Patrick Wheeler, Director of DLI and proponent of Stanford's
We share how we can apply the 'discipline of innovation and creativity' directly in our lives and careers, how we can grow ourselves and solve problems we did not even know existed for ourselves and our colleagues. 

Intro to Career Clinic & Building the 'Perfect' CV (and a lot more):

Introductions and Today’s Competitive Career Marketplace 
(Completely Free and Without Costs and for Women Only Please)

Bringing Design Think and the

 ·  Who we are: sharing our experiences in the job market (the good, bad and ugly)

·  How we got here … rules, expectations vs. reality, self-imposed limitations

·  Re-thinking ‘work’ and the ‘hacking’ ethos with Design Think

·  What is changing in today’s job market; traditional careers, independents, affiliates, curating your career...

·  Why it is never too late to change your career

·  Why you (may not) want to change your career, what you will not find ‘on the other side of the fence’

· Know yourself, be true to yourself, re-define yourself! 

·  Prejudices, handicaps, how others see us and how we see ourselves to success (or not)

·  Archetypes, adjectives and how we choose to define ourselves

·  An exploration of transferable job skills and characteristics

Building your ‘Profile’ and ‘Activating’ your Search 

·  The C.V. – its purpose, promise and managing logical inference and extensions

·  Blaming the hiring manager for not seeing our potential when all we show is our past

·  Building a new style CV (Jon 1 & Jon 5)

·  Researching your desired position and company/geography/career

·  Being fully ‘buzzword compliant’ and ensuring database searches return your C.V. (CV Adjectives)

·  Building ourselves – evidencing  the person the hiring manager wants to see every work-day (Training/ Coursera, Initiative, hobbies, personality matters, ‘Spark’)

·  Headshots, hobbies and other critical factors

·  LinkedIn and other social media – shameless, manage, curate,  prune, dangers we know (& not)

·  Job Search ‘Activation’ 

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  • Dorothea

    Great workshop, very practical with great examples and exercises

    February 23

  • Maryke H.

    Can i somehow catch up with what you shared previously?

    February 21

    • patrick

      Maryke, please come to the early session this SAT. It will not be the full, and you will miss a lot, but hopefully have enough to get a start on it. Also, buy the Designing Your Life book. This has about 75% of core.

      February 22

    • Maryke H.

      Thank you Patrick. Will order that book on Amazon and will attend the 8h session on CVs and the next one more about professional strategy. Really looking forward to Saturday!

      February 22

  • Maryke H.

    Sorry for not having been able to participate Saturday 18, but I had already registered with another workshop. I am looking forward to being with you this Saturday

    February 21

  • Lynn G.

    I'm already having some questions and would love feedback on my transferable skills.
    Thanks also for the lovely food & drinks. I'm already looking forward to see you next week!

    1 · February 19

    • Rosanna K.

      Looking forward to seeing you again, Lynn! :)

      February 20

  • Hadjer

    Amazing! Thank you Patrick & Rosanna :-)

    1 · February 19

    • Rosanna K.

      Hope to see you on Saturday for Part 2, Hadjer :)

      1 · February 20

  • Silvana

    Quick question for all: I might have forgotten at the location a black agenda with stickers on it - please let me know if anybody came across it. Thanks!

    February 19

    • Lara P.

      Hi Silvana, yes we (the last people there) found a black agenda with stickers! Patrick left it hidden from sight at the co-working space, so if you need it before next Saturday it's best to ask him

      1 · February 20

  • Silvana

    Thank you Rosanna and Patrick! Well organised and inspiring!

    1 · February 19

  • Marzia

    Very inspiring! I liked the approach. I feel much more confident and energised as I know from where to start working. I see more possibilities, options, choices. A lot of useful material was shared and I need to assimilate/digest it slowly, at my own pace. I will probably need a bit of guidance after having drafted my 30 seconds presentation and a brand new CV...

    2 · February 18

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    1 · February 18

  • Helena C.


    1 · February 18

  • Joanna

    There is a Luxembourgish delegation coming today! We might be slightly late:-) see you soon.

    1 · February 18

  • patrick

    There are at least 37 seats ... and some beanbags at Le Galeries, with 30 confirmed (including coordinators), we still have room for you to bring a friend tomorrow morning! Don't be shy or rely on formalities, drag them along and do not forget to come yourself ;-) See you in the morning!

    February 17

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