Strengths are the skills that you have mastered in your work life and personal life. They are often what we take for granted when completing the annual performance review, writing a resume or interviewing for a new role. There could be several reasons why you are unhappy, stuck or not acquiring your preferred career opportunities. The real problem could one or more of the following:
Reviewing and understanding your key skills will help you understand what type of roles and career paths will make you feel happy, fulfilled and energised.
To get started on this core element of finding a career you will thrive in, we will look at your key skills and how to articulate them in a way that you will feel comfortable with and that will inspire your audience to want to meet and ultimately hire you.
After this important step is completed, we will go onto writing short stories to describe how you successfully use your key skills, which are called Achievement Stories. These are what you will use in your resume, LinkedIn, interviews, and more.
A core element of a successful career comes from understanding your own key skills and finding the right role/s that capitalise on these strengths.
Completing a Skills Inventory will help you to:
Next steps & homework
There are four key Skills Exercises below. Please download and complete all these activities in the order shown below.
Step 1: Skills Exercise
Step 2: Skills Library
Step 3: Skills Inventory
Step 4: Transferable Skills Summary
If you have any questions, please reach out to your career coach. It is likely you will want to discuss these transferable skills with your coach.