Votre projet professionnel

This document is a simple career review support, providing you with a process, tools and exercises.

Objective:

Help you build your professional project in a few key steps.

Practically

  • You can do this review alone. We recommend you to involve your relations in the process. They will provide you with information and feedback, open new perspectives and bring contradiction.
  • This document is ideally used with the support of a career consultant. It should give you the opportunity to exchange in a benevolent and neutral environment, to get feedback and multiple perspectives. (more information in the  e-support area)

 

 

Votre parcours

 

De Senèque:

"Il n'y a pas de vent favorable pour celui qui ne connait pas son port"

 

...à la Chine:

"Si vous restez ouvert aux opportunités, vous pouvez arriver à un endroit mille fois plus intéressant ."

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Racontez votre histoire

Imaginez que vous écrivez votre biographie. Que raconteriez-vous à propos de votre enfance, sur l'environnement dans lequel vous avez grandi? Quels évènements, lectures, personnes ont eu une influence durable sur vous? Que pouvez-vous dire des choix que vous avez été amené(e) à faire?

Avez-vous vécu à l'étranger? Expliquez ce qu'ont été vos expériences à l'étranger. Qu'est-ce qui vous a surpris(e)? A quelles difficultés avez-vous été confronté(e)? Comment avez-vous réagi?

Ecrivez sur vos études, sur vos idées... .sur vos activités en dehors du champ professionnel, vos hobbies, passions et projets.

Vos étapes

Review each of your career steps:

 

  • Try to remember the way you were at each step:  images, feelings, emotions...

 

 

  • At each step, tell the reason why you have changed.

 

 

 

Votre niveau de satisfaction

Go back to your career steps and translate them into a chronological report with a particular focus on the levels of your motivation in each period. 

 

Indicate at which moment your level of satisfaction was at its highest and , on the contrary, at which moments your level of motivation was low.

Try to make comments on what can explain changes in your level of motivation from one period to the other.

 

 

Take an additional moment to think about whatever the graphics inspires to you:

  • Which emotions are linked to pics and valleys?
  • How does this chronological representation tells you about yourself and your career path?

 

Forces et faiblesses

A this stage, how would you define your area of expertise?

How would you describe your strengths in terms of:

  • knowledge ?
  • experience ?
  • achievements ?
  • personal characteristics ?

 

 

 

Vos motivations

It is when you feel motivated that you can express the full dimension of your capacities and are the most likely to develop new skills.

 

 

Performance =

Skills X Motivations

 

 

 

  

Make an auto assessment of the circumstances when you feel the most motivated:

  • In which situations are you full of energy? In which situation are you rather lacking energy?
  • In your previous jobs, what did you appreciate or dislike?
  • How could you define the key components of your motivation at work?

 

 

Votre expatriation

You are on expatriation or planning to go living abroad?

  • Going abroad may potentially have a considerable impact on your professional project.
  • In some cases, you can be brought to consider the expatriation as an exceptional transition period within your career path. The implementation of your professional project may be delayed. Your professional project in itself can be influenced. 

Votre projet d'expatriation

At this stage, take the time to think about what this expatriation means to you.

 

 

  • What is important?
  • What do you want to get out of it?
  • On which criteria will you consider the experience a success?

 

 

 

 

Trouver une nouvelle activité

It is important to clarify what this objective means in terms of needs and expectations

 

Finding a new activity: how meaningful is it for you?

Is it a way :

  • to earn money ?
  • to facilitate your integration ?
  • to be autonomous?
  • to get an active status ?
  • to develop your skills ?
  • to practice your profession ?
  • to remain in the fast career tracks ?

 

Organize all relevant items, starting with the one that makes the most sense for you.

Keep only the 3 first items. What do they tell about your motivations? what new perspectives do they potentially offer you in order to cahieve your objective?

 

Think also about your personal constraints.

  • Do you intend to work full time or only part time. Do You want your occupation to leave you with enough free time to travel,…?

Try to make a list of these constraints, with as much detail as possible.

 

Contraintes et opportunités dans le pays d'accueil

Constraints

  • Do you need a work permit?
  • Is your profession subject to specific legal requirements ?

 

And on a personal basis:

  • What are your own constraints, for example in terms of schedules, business trips, vacations...

 

Opportunities

  • Does the host country offers particular opportunities?( for example, because of your area of expertise, your professional experience or your culture of origin...). 

► Exchange about this set of opportunities with your network, and make a list of the most relevant ones.

Panel de possibilités

Amongst the following possibilities, which ones would suit you best, with respect to your current situation?

 

  • Find a job
  • Create my own job
  • Complete my training
  • Engage in a not for profit activity
  • Other...

 

 

 

On what condition ?

Try to consider the goods and bads related to each potential solution.

 

Vos réalisations

 

 

  • Your achievementss
  • the skills you have developped

 

 

 

 

 

Faites la liste de vos réalisations

Décrivez vos réalisations en detail.

For each activity, take the time to consider the following elements:

  • What waw the context?
  • Which particular challenges and difficulties did you have to face? 
  • What results did you achieve?
  • How did you manage to achieve those results?

 

 

 

Try to remain as neutral as possible and don't limitate yourself to the exploration of your last assignments: all your experiences, including your non professional experiences, can throw additional useful lights on your achievements and on how they can be translated in transferable skills.

 

Faites l'inventaire de vos compétences

Starting from your achievements, describe your areas of knowledge and skills.

 

  • Your areas of knowledge
  • Your skills (knowledge in practice)

 

 

 

Organise your skills by level: 

from 1 to 4 according to the degree of expertise.

 
4- Expertise Conceive, innovate
3- Practical Implement theoretical principles
2- Knowledge Understand methods, Problem analysis
1- Notions Give a definition of a tool or a field of expertise

 

Tips:

If Your (former) company happened to use a skills referential, you can use it as a support to your reflexion.

 

Votre projet

Peaufinez votre projet

(Synthèse)

 

 

 

► Votre profil aujourd'hui

► Ce que vous voulez faire

► Vos critères de choix

 

 

 

 

 

Votre profil aujourd'hui

      Forces                Faiblesses         

Compétences

 

   

Motivations

 

   

Relations sociales

 

   

Caractéristiques personnelles

 

   

 

Votre offre

Cette étape est clé pour:

- Avoir une idée claire de ce qui est essentiel

- Etre capable de présenter clairement:

  • Vos compétences
  • Vos forces?
  • Vos faiblesses?

Votre pitch

Quels emplois ou postes recherchez-vous?

  • Sur quoi allez vous mettre l'accent dans votre présentation?
  • Parmi vos réalisations professionnelles, lesquelles allez-vous mettre en avant?

Si vous étiez un recruteur, qu'esr-ce que vous devriez retenir de:

  • Vos forces?
  • Vos faiblesses?

Votre offre de compétences

Comment vous présenter en quelques minutes lors d'un évènement de networking ou un entretien de recrutement?

Voilà 3 domaines d'information dont vous pouvez saisir l'opportunité de présenter:

  • Votre identité
  • Votre parcours
  • Votre offre de compétences (ce que vous avez fait, ce que vous pouvez faire dans le futur).