During what can be a very challenging and often potentially difficult period, we at DCP have established an extremely professional, supportive and progressive programme to assist executives manage this process and grow through it using the experience to become the best they can be at this stage of their professional lives. There are at least five stages to this process, each building on from the previous one.
Step 1- Psychometrics
This phase comprises a range of questionnaires which provides you with a significant bank of information about yourself, your strengths, your preferred way of working, your leadership style, how you think and your areas for development.
In addition, completion of these questionnaires sets you up for completion of executive level psychometric selection methods you may encounter.
Step 2- Feedback of results
Full feedback of all results and establishment of behaviour based programme for moving forward, including:
- Personal Impact
- Interpersonal Style
- Organisational Awareness
- Stress Management
- Adaptive Skills
- Drive and Focus
- Energy and Enthusiasm
- Any other goals that become apparent
Step 3- Curriculum Vitae
Review at the highest level of proficiency. The function of your CV is to get you to interview, by creating a strong and impactful (and truthful) resume you can open many doors to new opportunities. This is a rigorous, enlightening and highly affirming session, with hugely positive feedback and success for participants to date. Included at this stage are practical exercises getting yourself out there, establishing networks and other supporting tools.
Step 4- Personal Resilience
This session ensures that you are continuing to manage this process effectively and that your preferred focus is aligned with your personal values. You will also gain invaluable methods to ensure ongoing emotional and psychological well being, mental toughness, the best recognised ways to turn challenges into opportunities and an enhanced belief in your ability to control what is happening to you. Your ability to manage yourself is crucial to professional success.
Step 5- Preparation for Interview
Having successfully been called to meet prospective new employers, this session is designed to ensure that you present your absolute best aspects. You will determine how well you will fit with the new role and how you can contribute to the organisation. Of prime importance at this stage of the process is that you will feel calm, confident, in complete command of yourself, and will be adept at managing your impact on others, on building rapport, establishing personal and professional credibility, and ensuring that both you and your prospective new employers are aligned in terms of understanding, expectations, future focus and desire to move forward.
This is a five phase process, typically undertaken over a six month period (i.e. monthly session) but can be completed in a slightly shorter time period if required.
You will have a sizeable amount to do between sessions, but you will be clear about what this is and a weekly call with relevant expert is part of the programme.