Making the Most of Your Career Journey

In this episode, Kathy Thigpen, a master trainer, author and speaker joins Kim White to talk about her career journey and her passion for corporate training.

Kathy Thigpen found her passion for teaching and training after examining her own career path. She discovered with all her jobs she enjoyed the helping and nurturing components the most.   Thigpen believed her strengths were in adult education and training; leading her to pursue a Master in Adult Education.

Writing is also a passion for Kathy and she has authored several books, including, Good Is Not Enough.   In this book, she uses a management tool, called PIE that helps people move ahead in their careers.

What Does Pie Stand For?

PIE stands for:

Performance – 10%

Image – 30%

Exposure – 60%

The formula might surprise many people as the performance part of your career counts for 10%.   Thigpen contends your performance needs to be excellent but it must be recognized and seen for you to move to the next level.

Kathy Thigpen encourages people to think about their careers as journeys and enjoy the experience.

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What is the Career & Networking Center?

The Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search. In addition, a professional staff of trained volunteers is available for individual consultation to assist job seekers in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps the most unique feature about the Center is the one-on-one appointments. Which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career counseling, and basic computer skills. This provides the ability to customize the Center’s resources to the individual job seeker’s needs.

 

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