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Strengths are what make you uniquely you! Understanding your strengths, and how they work for you, is one of the first steps we emphasize when hopeful career changers approach us. Digging into your strengths will lead you to knowing how you can be the truest version of yourself at work.
“When you want to do work that has an impact, and you want to do work that feels good, and you want to work for a company that believes what you believe in, and their “why” is a “why” you feel so connected to… that is why we need to get so far into our strengths, because that sets us on the path to knowing how to find that “unicorn role.”
What you’ll learN
- How to evaluate if you’re working within your strengths in your role
- How to use your strengths as tools in your career search
- The correlation between introspection and true career happiness
- How to differentiate your skills from your strengths
“It’s hard to find something that fits, that’s why so many people change careers. When I finally understood my strengths and how I could apply them it all made sense. It just made it easier to see what types of jobs and roles would fit me. In my new career I get to do the marketing that I love with a company I’m excited about.”
I’ve been offered the job! It was great having the opportunity to speak with you prior to my interview. It enabled me to highlight my strengths as part of the conversation and I was able to be clear about my enthusiasm for opportunities to be proactive versus reactive. I also highlighted my desire to provide positive individual experiences. Our discussion not only assisted me in the interview but it also helped to increase my confidence!
All the stars aligned and I ended up finding the right thing at the right place at the right time, and it was you guys! Everything that you said was speaking to me and the things that you had done in the job that you had transitioned out of and into. Also how finding work that you love is your passion for people! Honestly, it was you Scott, I mean, the way that you talked about it, how passionate you were, I was like, there's no way he's gonna put out a faulty product. So I'm gonna try it, you know… I recommend you to all my friends, you know, even if they don't realize that they're looking for a new job, I'm like this is the first step, let's do this! Even if you maybe don't move out of this career. This is going to help!
My favorite part was focusing on the signature strengths. I really liked that concept and hadn't heard it before. I realize I'll never be a singer or a triathlete… Then focusing on what it is that I really want to do. I also liked that both of you were pretty transparent with your stories regarding career and finances. That is always uplifting, knowing you speak from experience.
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