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How to Make a Smooth Transition from One Career to

Another

Gordon Wang

Alpha Selection

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5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

High-High-techtech

Consumer Consumer goodsgoods

Real Real estateestate

30%

Manufactur-Manufactur-inging

ServicesServices Traditional Traditional

industriesindustries Other Other

industriesindustries 2008 24.4% 24.1% 27.4% 23.6% 20.2% 20.7% 22.9%

2009 18.3% 17.7% 16.7% 16.3% 13.5% 10.4% 9.7%

Turnover Rate in 2008 & 2009Turnover Rate in 2008 & 2009

Source: 2009 Enterprise Survey on Turnover and Salary Adjustment ( 《 2009企业离职与调薪调研报告》 )

2008

2009

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5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

ProbationProbation Probation-Probation-1year1year

1-3years1-3years

30%

3-5years3-5years Above 5 Above 5 yearsyears

35%

40%

Turnover Rate of Different Service Period in 2009Turnover Rate of Different Service Period in 2009

Source: 2009 Enterprise Survey on Turnover and Salary Adjustment ( 《 2009企业离职与调薪调研报告》 )

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Career Transition

Internal Internal Transition Transition

External External TransitionTransition

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Current Job Evaluation

Salary

Prospect

Comfort

Location

Colleague

Get well along with others?

Far from your home?

Satisfied with the amount?

Bright future?

Overwhelmed by work stress?

Five Essential Aspects of a Job

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Instructions of This Evaluation

These five elements have a maximum 20 scores respectively. Choose a suitable score for each element according to your own

judgement.

Calculation & Suggestion

Calculate your total scores. Between 0 and 59 Between 60 and 100

Current Job Evaluation

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Salary Prospect Comfort Colleague Location Salary Prospect Comfort Colleague Location

A. Salary 12 scores

B. Prospect 17 scores

C. Comfort 5 scores

D. Colleague 10 scores

Illustration of an Example

D. Location 10 scores

Total: 54 scores

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Types of External Transition

Parallel Positions Parallel Positions01

Progressive PositionsProgressive Positions02

03

Unrelated PositionsUnrelated Positions04

Transferable PositionsTransferable Positions

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Parallel Positions( Same or Similar position)

Company A (MNC) B (Local Company)

TitleFinance Manager, South China

Finance Manager

Package 40,000/ m 30,000 / m

Managing Scale

50 subordinates of South China

30 subordinates of 4 Plants

Report Line Finance Controller, China Chairman

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Comparison of Three Progressive PositionsComparison of Three Progressive Positions

Accounting Knowledge

English Level Oracle User

Team Playing

Three Positions

Process Associate (PA)Process Associate (PA)

Senior Process Associate Senior Process Associate (SPA)(SPA)

Team Leader (TL)Team Leader (TL)

Progressive Positions

Requirements

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Transferable Positions

1. Excellent communication skills

2.Marketing developing capability and insight

3. Team building & leading ability

4. Customer-orientation

1. Project proposing & negotiating

2.Marketing background

3. knowledge of research techniques, statistics and multivariate analysis

4. Client Focus2&4

Marketing Manager Senior Executive

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Unrelated Positions

Unrelated Positions

connections

expertise

experience

insight

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Action

Preparation for Your Next JobPreparation for Your Next Job

How Can You Transit Well After On-boarding?How Can You Transit Well After On-boarding?

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Preparation for Your Next Job

Self-analysis Career Options

•Likes & Dislikes•Career Goals•Skills & Experience

•Information gathering

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Information Gathering of Career Options

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Preparation for Your Next Job

Self-analysis Career Options Networking Activities

Opportunities

•Likes & Dislikes•Career Goals•Skills & Experience

•Information gathering

•Friends•Business Club

•Executive Search Consultant•Interviews•Market information

Well prepared for your Well prepared for your next Job!next Job!

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How Do You Transit Smoothly After On-boarding?

Research

Your New Your New JobJob

Your New Your New JobJob

Small Projects

New Contacts

Office Style

Impressing

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PassionPassion

ChallengesChallenges

Precondition: Your AttitudePrecondition: Your Attitude

MotivationMotivation

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Do work from your next level upDo work from your next level upDo work from your next level upDo work from your next level up

Keep good records. Keep good records. Keep good records. Keep good records.

Professional development.Professional development.Professional development.Professional development.

Do more than necessaryDo more than necessaryDo more than necessaryDo more than necessary

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Don’t jump too frequentlyDon’t jump too frequentlyDon’t jump too frequentlyDon’t jump too frequently55

Tips

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Mind Mapping of Your New Job

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More Usages of Mind Map

Points ReviewingPoints Reviewing

Brainstorming Brainstorming

Note-takingNote-taking

ComposingComposing

PresentationPresentation

Tony Buzan

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Thank you!