Career Compass Workbook

Prepare effectively for career conversations with managers, mentors or coaches

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Career Compass Workbook

A workbook to help your employees think positively and proactively about their career development.

Get the tools and templates needed to reflect on the past and think about the future.

In today’s working environment, it’s up to individuals to manage their careers. Your employees need to decide what success looks like for them and what actions they’re prepared to take to achieve it. But they can’t do it alone. They will need support – from their managers, mentors, coaches and HR. That relies on preparing effectively for career conversations.

Where should they start?
How can they develop clarity on their ambitions?
How can they decide what support they need?
Career Compass workbook

That’s what the Career Compass Workbook is designed to help with.

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The Career Compass Workbook is a set of practical templates for individuals to think about their career and professional development.

The templates represent a blend of personal analysis, imagination and strategic planning.

The Career Compass Workbook structures thinking to help prepare for career conversations with managers and others.

It’s practical, simple and easy to use by all employees, no matter where they are in their career and what they want to achieve.

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Career Compass Workbook

The Workbook allows individuals to:

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The Career Compass helps individuals take ownership of their career development so they can navigate within your organisation.

It provides a great set of tools to aid reflection prior to a career conversation with a manager, mentor or coach. Paired with our Manager’s Guide and Career Conversation s Toolkits for Managers, this is the perfect Career Conversation bundle to support your organisation in having effective career conversations.

How does it work?

The workbook forms the basis of the Career Compass Workshop during which participants work through the strategies and templates with a group of people. However, the Workbook can also be used independently. We suggest you work through all the templates when you will be able to focus on each template without distraction. You also might choose to add additional activities such as researching options, discussing with colleagues, friends and family or interviewing key contacts. These extra activities will require more time but may help you reach deeper insights. You could also work with a coach for added support and learning. Experiment and see what works best for you. There is no wrong way of working with these templates.

What does the Career Compass Workbook Contain?

The Career Compass Workbook provides a framework. The templates cover the ten different tools that managers receive in the Career Conversation Toolkit:

Each template provides a structure and guidelines to reflect on and think about a different element of career management.

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The workbook was useful in setting out my thinking and will be a useful tool to use in the future to remind me of my thought process and to give extra confidence when needed. Whilst I haven't got a clear direction in the sense of one job title/role etc., I've got something arguably more valuable - an understanding of my motivators, values, and needs going forward.

Sophie D., Projects Manager

I would definitely recommend this workbook. I am going to apply the tools in my personal development to think more positively and objectively about next steps. And I'm going to set up a time to share with my line manager.

Caitlin W., Business Development Specialist

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About Antoinette Oglethorpe

Creator of the Career Compass Workbook

Antoinette is an award-winning leadership development consultant, coach, speaker and author. She has over 25 years’ experience in developing leaders for the world’s most successful organizations – companies like P&G, Accenture and Avanade.

She works with individual leaders, leadership teams and HR professionals. Antoinette uses a solution focused approach to focus on the things that will have the greatest impact on performance. By helping to make progress in those areas, she inspires her clients to operate more effectively and deliver better results.

In the past few years, she has supported multiple career management programmes and initiatives for international organisations. She was a contributor to the award-winning Virtual Career Labs at the United Nations Development Programme, which won two Fuel50 awards in 2017 as outstanding career management initiatives.

Antoinette frequently provides free resources to HR practitioners via her website. She speaks at events across the globe on subjects like the impact of mentoring and the importance of career conversations for employees, supervisors and organisations, among other talent development topics. Her book, “Grow Your Geeks: A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organizations.” was an Amazon bestseller in the category of Leadership and Management.

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