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Most corporate finance professionals believe their skills, hard work, and loyalty are all that should be required for career success. That is why many finance professionals never reach their career potential. The world is increasingly competitive and constantly changing. The result is that the traditional ways of succeeding will not be sufficient for the future.

This course outlines what the road map to career success is, beginning with an in-depth look at why you need to compete in your career, what a career road map should look like, and how to define your passion and vision for your career. Then you'll begin to understand how to close the gaps between what you want and what you're getting, how to help others understand you, how to communicate with others, and most importantly, how to sell yourself to decision makers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the global trends that are impacting financial professionals today, explore how the steps you are taking may not be the best investment of your time and money, and discover the strategic formula for providing you a strategic model that you can follow today and continue using for the rest of your life.
  • Identify where you have competitive gaps using the Strategic Formula #1.
  • Define the concept of a Value Worker and the Laws of Business, and recognize how to personally apply them for career success.
  • Discover the Strategic Career Road Map for providing you a strategic model with tactical steps that you can follow today and continue using for the rest of your life.
  • Explore How to Identify What Your Passion Is and Is Not, Why Passion makes a huge difference, How to Identify Your Passions, and How to Identify What Your Vision Is and Is Not.
  • Recognize Why having a Clear Vision Matters.
  • Identify How to Define Your Vision and Red Lights
  • Explore why Red Lights matter and why Perceptions matter.
  • Recognize how Red Lights are a Two-Way Street.
  • Explore The Secret Formula #2 and recognize why it matters.
  • Explore how an Advisory Program differs from being Mentored and how using an Advisor can accelerate your career or job search.
  • Discover what a Brand is, recognize its value, and explore how can you create your Brand.
  • Discover what a Value Proposition is, recognize it’s critical purpose, and explore how can you create your Value Proposition
  • Recognize how stories are used and discover what Layered Conversation is.
  • Explore what a Marketing Document is and identify what a Marketing Action Plan is.
  • Discover how you can target where to network, ientify the Networking Big Picture, and explore Insider Networking Techniques.
  • Explore the concept of a Referral Meeting.
  • Identify what a Resume is and recognize when it is used.
  • Discover what an Interview really is and how to approach it.
  • Recognize when and how you negotiate terms.
  • Identify what you should do after landing a promotion or new job.
Last updated/reviewed: November 16, 2019

30 Reviews (108 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
Excellent material! From beginning to end, how to make the best investment of time and money to follow your passion/vision and map a career path for yourself. The materials really highlights the influence others can have on your career and how to best seek them out by networking. A personal brand and stories were something I had known as important to relaying your message about yourself to further your career.
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Member's Profile
The information presented was very good, but the presenter could use more enthusiasm in his tone. It is a very important topic that applies to more than just one's career. If Mr. Villwock could motivate his audience a little more, my rating would be 5-stars. Since it is a video, he could mix up his presentation like a "TED Talk".
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Anonymous Author
There are a lot of good, specific tips. I have never thought of creating such a detailed road map for my career. My greatest takeaway is that I need to focus on what I want, how to get it, and how to keep it if I want to find a great fit that will bring me long term satisfaction in my career.
4
Member's Profile
I liked this course and shared parts of it with my husband, who is in a new job. I believe I lost track of some of the issues with story layering and how to have nine stories to tell. I could have used more precise discussion in that area.
5
Member's Profile
This course providing a good roadmap for career success. This class is helpful for anyone wanting to move forward in their career and find continued success. It may be particularly interesting for new managers.
5
Anonymous Author
Very good content though I believe it can be condensed. It would be good to have a handout that summarizes the main points. This is a course that will need to be relistened to.
5
Member's Profile
I learned how to look at my career from an overhead perspective and determine what my passions on to make appropriate steps in the right direction. It was great!
5
Member's Profile
I really appreciate this course and its help in career growth and overall help in gaining knowledge in who we are, who we want to be and what our passions are.
5
Member's Profile
Great course and excellent material. It was very informative and it definitely increased my knowledge and assist me in preparing for success.
5
Member's Profile
Loved this course, this will be a great resource for me where I at in my career. I plan on leveraging this information going forward.
5
Anonymous Author
Very insightful information on how to make sure you have a clear career plan and goals and how to reach these goals.
4
Anonymous Author
very informative on the way to define success and have that success definition guide you in jobs you seek and take
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Member's Profile
I thought this was very helpful and provided me a lot of things to consider and tools to use to help my career.
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting topic. I have never thought of 'branding" myself or about really having a plan for my vision.
4
Anonymous Author
Good Overall Course, that will help me with some tips and tricks to propel my career to the next level.
5
Anonymous Author
All good things to know and refresh ourselves with as we go through career lifecycles. Good information
4
Member's Profile
Great stuff. Nice reminder of things we often lose sight of when not looking for a new job. Thanks, Jim!
4
Member's Profile
The course is lengthy but provided very practical examples and methods, I would recommend this course
4
Member's Profile
Excellent presentation for how your career fits a sale pyramid and how to use it for career success.
4
Anonymous Author
Golly, what a great course! Man, I really liked it. A Lot of good points. Not an easy exam!
4
Member's Profile
This course was very beneficial to my understanding and betterment of my career course.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent presentation.The training is virtually a road-map to a successful career.
4
Anonymous Author
Good reminders of what to do and what not to do on your career plan and development
4
Member's Profile
I valued the practical steps for career success included within this course.
5
Member's Profile
Course study met objectives as stated and exam questions were appropriate
5
Member's Profile
Good review and organization of a lot of thoughts we should know.
5
Anonymous Author
Helpful course for networking and finding success in your career.
4
Anonymous Author
It was resourceful and provided a lot of career guidance.
5
Anonymous Author
very interesting course. gave me some ideas to digest.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent course with very high value proposition.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  1:12:41Why Do You Need to Compete in Your Career?
  1:09:24What is the Road Map to Career Success
  1:06:21What do You Really Want to Do? Defining Your Passion and Vision for Your Career
  1:15:09How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  1:04:36How Can You Help Others to Know Who You Are?
  1:04:20How can You Communicate with Others?
  1:06:34How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part One
  1:08:53How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part Two
Supporting Materials
  ZIP The Road Map to Career Success Combined Supporting Materials
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM