Title: The Mark Of Winners
Description: how do we write success?
raymie_v - August 7, 2007 09:22 AM (GMT)
In this world we are in right now, it is a common thing to put effort and see how we perform versus others. We call it benchmarking. This is not done out of a covetous heart but rather as a method for pushing and moving us forward still. As we see growth around us, we might as well pause and take a closer look at the factors that create avenues for success. Whether one is employed, doing a business, or still struggling in school, I believe there are factors or traits or abilities that are common to successful individuals in whatever state they are currently in. These factors I call the "mark" of winners. To determine this mark or marks, let us scrutinize the people we think are successful around us. These people should not only be successful in their personal endeavors, but also are capable of transferring or downloading success to others. I will have to leave the definition of success to each one of us though, as we would rather want to see the marks of these individuals and not just the particular success criteria. So guys, let us start this and treat this as a healthy "survey" of what marks do we see in successful people.
sphinx - August 7, 2007 09:30 AM (GMT)
I see success in People who does not only gain power in their Job or businesses but on how they are able to gain friends along the way. One way of measuring also is on how they are able to give back to other people in need. These are the people that eventhough they are on top still are looking down and even going down to offer a helping hand. They can still smile without guilt but with true happiness as you see in their eyes.
raymie_v - August 7, 2007 09:34 AM (GMT)
Let me start rolling the ball as well.
1. Integrity - This is one trait that I see in many (though not all) people who are successful in their careers. One example is the retired CEO of our company, Mr. Patrick Lam. His career was built on integrity including the way he handled the business and the way he "managed" customers. In the end, he was able to lead a small company from a size of 5,000.00 USD to the current 550M USD status.
chram - August 7, 2007 10:43 PM (GMT)
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thanks for opening this topic mga migs!!this would help all tupvians in order to have a successful careers. I just started my career working abroad to measure my capabilities. And to learn new things and share my ideas to other people.
We need to have a perseverance to become successful. Flexibility also is one of the key to a successful career, as long as we live, learning other things is the best way. That is why I want to learn more new things for my career development. Starting a career is not just an easy way, we need to struggle and face the challenges, and always be an optimistic person. And we need to develop our career plans and put in action but knowing ourselves first,our weaknesses,strengths,and important to have a self-discipline.
I want you to read this as i read this ways and it is a big tip for us all..
Managing a successful career is probably one of the most challenging aspects an employee will undertake in his/her lifetime. Even though it is one of the most single important tasks faced, it is probably an area where too little time is spent managing the outcome. Most would agree that leaving fate to manage your career is just not an effective management tool. Gleaned from countless executive interviews, here are six surefire ways to a successful and well-managed career.
Step 1: Define what is important to you in a successful career. It may seem like Career Management 101 but to be honest, have you answered this question? If so, how recently? To be sure, successful careers start with a clear definition. This includes an understanding of what is it that you want from a career and what are you willing to give.
Step 2: Establish your “Brand” or “Value Proposition.” Can you clearly define what separates you from the next candidate? What are your successes? What value do you bring to the employment market? If not, you are missing a significant element in how you manage your career. Your brand is your value proposition to the employer and/or the market. It is your price tag and what income level that defines your success. Brand includes your key attributes, specific set of accomplishments and what differentiates you from the pack.
Step 3: Ensure your skills are current and competitive. What you knew five years ago is less marketable than what you are doing today. Be sure to note everything from leadership skills to technologies deployed to processes used in operating the call center. How are you making yourself current, up-to-date and competitive? Continuing certification, education or other real life experience in your job matters. Documentation matters too, especially if you are in an active job search or even if you are looking to receive a pay increase at your current job.
Step 4: Get noticed within a crowded job market. It is key that your resume is well written and tells your story. You have only 30 seconds to make an impression with your resume. Be sure to outline for your new employer what you can do for them and how you are going to affect their profitability. State immediately what your most significant accomplishments are. Define your “value proposition.” Show numeric quantified data (i.e. increased efficiency by %, reduced turnover by %, and enhanced client satisfaction by 5%). Be specific, and make sure you have someone else check it for grammar, punctuation, etc.
Remember: Don’t just send your resume to a job posting that interests you. Instead make a phone call to the hiring manager and introduce yourself This will show your initiative, aggressiveness and creativity. Almost everyone else is submitting a resume only through the standard job posting. If you have a known referral or reference point in the organization, use the name, always.
Step 5: Evaluate Compensation. How are you researching and keeping aware of compensation trends and benchmarks in your industry? When interviewing for a new position, employers want a record of your compensation history, but also like the confidence of a prospective employee that knows what he or she is worth. Negotiating compensation and communicating what your bottom-line is in exchange for your expertise and experience, is key.
Step 6: Progress your Career. There’s a reason successful people are successful – they monitor their career to leverage their career progression. Think about the following and you’ll be successful too:
Performance – The first step is performance. Typically this is the mandate for entry.
Network – Never underestimate the value of networking. It can be difficult and uncomfortable, but this is why the professionals are successful.
Stay trained and skill current – Are you current with your job skills? What self-training can you take? Do not wait for your employer to train you, train yourself.
Read and learn – Make a goal to read at least two industry related articles per week.
Make desires known – Communicate to management your interest; solicit feedback.
Study those who are in the role you desire – Why are they successful?
Seek feedback – Be prepared for the good and bad.
Taking adequate time to manage your career will be a positive step toward gaining increased earnings. When in an active job search, be sure to utilize all resources and techniques available to you. A passive search will not work in a competitive job market. And finally, always remember to follow-up and send thank you notes.
raymie_v - August 9, 2007 05:53 AM (GMT)
Wow, that's a lot from chram! ;) Keep your inputs coming... A lot of TUPvians will benefit from learning success stories/characteristics. This topic can also serve as motivation for others.
chram - August 9, 2007 06:45 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (raymie_v @ Aug 9 2007, 01:53 PM)|
| Wow, that's a lot from chram! ;) Keep your inputs coming... A lot of TUPvians will benefit from learning success stories/characteristics. This topic can also serve as motivation for others. |
I'm just started pa lang migo ah!!I hope I can reach man ang mga kahimtangan sang mga utod ta nga tupvians nga nangin successful sa pangabuhi.
Just continue our inputs here para makabulig man ta kag makabulig man sa atun nga pagpadayun sang pag-atubang sang mga pagtilaw. Just take as a challenge sa atun tanan ah!! :thumb:
God bless Tupvians!! :grouphug:
Jerim - August 9, 2007 06:09 PM (GMT)
oppss.. english language should be the medium here... ;)
chram - August 10, 2007 03:54 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Jerim @ Aug 10 2007, 02:09 AM)|
| oppss.. english language should be the medium here... ;) |
Tugda na migo jerim :thumb: :thumb:
2. English will be the main language to be used here, but if you are not comfortable with it, you can use Tagalog or Illonggo, nothing else
raymie_v - August 10, 2007 06:34 AM (GMT)
According to a study on higher ranking people in various companies, several surprising things came out. (taken from my wife's MBA class in Ateneo)
1. A larger percentage of them were promoted because of how they physically look. Meaning, they look "management" enough thus promoting them is easier and acceptance by their colleagues and by the lower ranks would not be a problem.
2. The second in percentage is composed of those managers who were promoted because of their charisma and their ability to work with and through other people.
3. Third on the line is performance. These people performed so well that they deserve to be promoted.
Thus ladies and gents, if you want your career to move, you might consider these factors. Sometimes, it is really not just enough to wear T-shirts, jeans (gisi-on pa), rubber shoes, and bank on pure performance to get a raise. Although this is the TUPvian fashion focus, it would not be bad to try and improve and create a "professional" look for ourselves. Coupled with integrity and true blooded technical performance, we can go higher in the career ladder.
Something for you to think about... *wizard
chram - August 10, 2007 07:14 AM (GMT)
That's real mig!! I remember my supervisor (Equipment Engineer) back way in Allegro Microsystem before, he was also a Tupvian95. He is really cool, technically and dealing with people is good.
He told me before how he looks in his younger looks, I smiled at him because his looks before is like me, wearing gisiun nga dilargo,simple shirt, but he will never forget those styles, he makes him proud, when he was promoted, he tried to change his looks to his titled position, I can't believe what he said but when he show me his pix during school days in TUPV, niwangit,bunguton,pawasak but now whew..great!
After a while,when my contract ends there, I've heard that he was promoted as Section Manager. Now I heard he is working in Eagle Test System.
Shadow professionals is one of steps in a successful career change.Shadow professionals in fields of primary interest to observe work first hand. Spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days job shadowing people who have jobs that interest you.
We want to be successful someday...so we need to sacrifice and don't stop learning!! be proud that we are tupvians!!
chram - August 13, 2007 02:41 PM (GMT)
Six Reasons to Make a Career Change
You Should Consider a Career Change If ... Your Life Has Changed: When you chose your career your life may have been different than it is today. For example you may have been single then and now you have a family.The crazy schedule or the frequent travel that is typical of your career may not suit your new lifestyle. You should look for an occupation that is more "family friendly." The Job Outlook in Your Field Has Worsened: Things looked promising for your field when you entered it. Due to changes in technology, the economy, or the industry you work in, job opportunities are no longer plentiful. You should look for an occupation that has a better outlook. You Are Experiencing Job Burnout: Once upon a time you loved going to work everyday. You no longer feel that way. You can't stand doing your job anymore and changing employers hasn't helped. It could be time to find a career that will inspire youYour Job is Too Stressful: Some occupations are inherently stressful. After a while the stress can become too much to handle. To preserve your mental and physical health, you may have to find a career that is less stressful. You Find Your Work Boring: When you did your initial research, the occupation you ultimately chose had a lot of advancement opportunities. Now that you've been working in that field, you've climbed as far up the ladder as you can go, and you miss the challenges you once faced. A career change can provide you with the challenge you crave. You Want to Earn More Money: You may be surprised to learn that money isn't at the top of the list when it comes to job satisfaction. Therefore, don't be surprised if a career that will bring you higher earnings isn't one you will find particularly satisfying. That said, if other reasons are leading you to consider a career change, higher earnings should be something you consider when you choose a new career.
-----------------Never Stop Learning----------------------
Don't limit yourself to only work-related classes, either. Learn everything about every subject that you can." Remember that old maxim - knowledge is power. Knowledge can only help you achieve success in your current job and position you for successful change.http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/careerresources/a/10steps.htm
----- 10 Steps to a Successful Career Change
bolitski - August 14, 2007 08:13 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (raymie_v @ Aug 10 2007, 02:34 PM)|
| Thus ladies and gents, if you want your career to move, you might consider these factors. Sometimes, it is really not just enough to wear T-shirts, jeans (gisi-on pa), rubber shoes, and bank on pure performance to get a raise. Although this is the TUPvian fashion focus, it would not be bad to try and improve and create a "professional" look for ourselves. Coupled with integrity and true blooded technical performance, we can go higher in the career ladder.|
Something for you to think about... *wizard
gakatol gani pirme lawas ko sa long sleeve ko pero anhon mo....
kahinganlan mablend ka guid sa nature sang working environment mo...
raymie_v - August 15, 2007 07:31 AM (GMT)
There is also a thing called passion. Successful people have the very strong internal motivation to succeed. This is passion.
Consider Lydia de Vega, Flash Elorde, Efren "Bata" Reyes and our people's champion, Manny Pacqiuao. These are champions! These are also very passionate people. You can see it in them, it's just visible! The drive to win is from within. No amount of external persuasion could yield more astounding results.
Consider our politicians. You can see how their motivation to succeed is driving them mad. They would go to all extents just to win. Even human life is not a hindrance to their passion to win an election. This is the negative side of things, where people are stepping on others just to succeed. But this really illustrates the passion that they have from within.
Consider the apostles of Jesus Christ. From a bunch of cowards hiding in the upper room and away from the people for fear of their lives, to an unstoppable group of witnesses. Jesus' resurrection proved to them that their faith is totally grounded on truth that Jesus is really God himself coming in the flesh. This fact of history drove them from within and motivated them to go out and speak out. From fear of losing life, to courage of giving away their lives! This is passion!
Whether it's your job, your business, your club, your church, your schooling, passion will be an integral part of your success. Think about it... :panilag:
chram - August 15, 2007 08:19 AM (GMT)
Nice one Nong raymie!!! :thumb: :thumb:
rjt - October 8, 2007 11:57 AM (GMT)
Building a JOB Search Manual:
1. Focus, Focus, Focus - identify areas of interest. Once you have well-defined targets, you can hone in on a few selected companies and begin searching for positions.
2. Research - research your target companies thoroughly and ensure you understand the industry, the challenges the company is facing and where it is likely to expand in the future.
3. Network - most of jobs are filled by word-of-mouth before they are advertised. Do not be shy about asking for leads.
4. Perfect your Marketing kit - make sure resume and cover letter are interesting and well-presented.
5. Do not wing the interview - research the company inside and out. Read a book on interview skills. During interview, remember that the employer may be just as nervous and stressed as you and try to relax.
6. Persistence pays - follow up after the interview with an immediate thank you letter.
7. Do not jump the finish line - before you open the champagne for celebration, make sure you have soundly crossed the finish line. Get the offer in writing as many verbal offer has gone up in smoke.
raymie_v - October 19, 2007 02:54 AM (GMT)
Another character or mark of winners is loyalty. The Bible speaks of loyalty so much that loyal service must be rendered to the good master and even for the bad! (see 1Pe 2:18). This seems unheard of in our "modern" society but I can say that it is still one of the main characters of winners. Imagine how would businesses / companies survive if the key people are not loyal? If middle management stays for 1~2 years only then how will they grow to be next level managers? Or where will the company get its pool of higher managers? How will the company or business develop a team culture? How about the very common sight of people getting illegal money or stealing company money? Is not this an evidence of disloyal conduct as well? No care for the business or the company as long as illegal personal gain is achieved! All these are difficulties associated with disloyalty!
To drive the point home, let us see some examples. Our retired CEO started the company operations in Asia, ran the operations for 30 years, several years as CEO. Our new CEO is also a veteran and loyal subordinate. Then this year, he became CEO. Looking at the Philippine semiconductor industry, we can see that most of the GM's are guys who came from the roots. Melba Cuyahon, GM of NXP Calamba (formerly Philips) started as a plating engineer. Rey Capinianes, GM of NXP Cabuyao started as a mechanical design engineer under Melba! And who are the big people in On Semi if not the loyal ones? How about Analog, Zilog, Allegro, AMI, Cirtek, etc, etc? Going outside the Philppine industry, you can see examples in Jack Welch and GE, Richard Immelt, his replacement as CEO, the recent story of 3M and so much more!
If you project your career just to earn a higher salary, jumping around company to company may be your choice. But getting to higher positions and responsibilities involves higher management and/or investor trust, track record and subordinate respect. These can only be achieved through loyalty and time spent with the company.
rjt - October 20, 2007 12:48 PM (GMT)
What Employers are Looking For:
1. Work Experience and Education --- Your skills, credentials and training will be paramount in placing you above the fray
2. Business Sensibility --- Employers look for candidates with a sound understanding of how business in general, and this business in particular, are run. Looking for efficiency-minded people with finely honed problem-solving skills.
3. Work Ethic --- Make sure you always present yourself in a professional light and have a keen understanding of how your professional role impacts the company and the bottom line.
4. Enthusiasm and willingness to Learn --- In any role, your initial learning curve will probably be steep and employers want to be sure that you are willing to make the effort and put in the time to learn the ropes, perfect the role and continue to take the initiative to make positive strides forward.
5. Interpersonal Skills --- Emotional intelligence and ability to get along well with peers, management and clients will play a key role in your success.
6. Manageability --- Make sure you emphasize your ability to work in a team, follow the chain of command and take instructions, advice and constructive criticisms positively.