Bree Hunter, Project Officer
on this episode
Every week we get questions about assessments. Particularly the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment. Is it accurate? Will it tell me what type of career I should focus on? How do I use it outside of my work?
All good questions: We thought it would be better to show you how people can use strengths, what they are, how they work, even how to incorporate them into things like interviews. We also thought it would be best if we showed you this real time.
Meet Bree Hunter from Tasmania. She’s worked for the city of Hobart in a role that used to be great for her, but no longer fits what she wants. What you’ll hear is us doing an actual recorded coaching session where she had just taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and is trying to figure out how she can use the results. You’ll want to listen close to this conversation because there’s a big surprise at the end.
What You’ll Learn
- How the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment works? And where it will/won’t be useful for you!
- Interviewing using your strengths (while still being humble and likeable)
- Why you don’t need to focus on weaknesses (even though it will undoubtedly be an interview question
I think what helped me the most was focusing on my strengths and the connections that this process, the whole happened here, the career change bootcamp, those connections that basically you're prompted to go reconnect with people right? So, that helped me the most because the roller coaster that I was on with the role that I was in that I was trying to exit from, again, it realizing that people had a positive view of me and that they saw things that maybe I didn't see in myself really helped me articulate who I already was and who I wanted to be in my next role, if that makes sense.
I wanted to thank you because you have helped me land a job that is more fulfilling in every way than a job I thought I could have had before I met you. The work you did and the techniques you taught me literally changed my life.
Sometimes you just need someone who has done these things before to make it easier. Scott’s advice allowed me to get exactly what I wanted out of my new job!
My brain always goes 'Well, what's the worst that could happen?' And that was another one of the exercises from Figure Out What Fits and once you realize what the worst that can happen is, it's not really that bad. In the big scheme of things, it might knock it back for a minute or two, but it's not not a biggie. They have not found it to happen yet. So I've just been pleasantly surprised every step of the way.
Getting clear on what I wanted helped me to recognize how perfect this opportunity was when it came along and the choice to switch was a no-brainer. Thanks for doing the work you do!
If you're stuck, if you want to know what to do, go listen to this podcast, it will change your life. And I was thinking, "great, okay." And then of course, I go to the website, and everything that I read, it was like, "Yes, this is what I've been looking for."
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