In a job search, you need to know what you are good at. Which can feel daunting at first if you have been taught not to brag about yourself.

Often the default it is to talk about your degree or how many years you worked for a company. But that doesn’t tell people what you are good at.

I’m not interested in your degree, or what you have been doing, or even what you want to do for work just yet. I want to know what you are good at.

Prompts to get you started:

  1. What are three things you get complimented on?
  2. What do you get asked to be a part of?
  3. What do you end up doing in any role regardless of the sector?
  4. What work feels effortless?
  5. What work comes easily to you, but you see others struggle with?
  6. What do you research all the time?
  7. What action needs to be part of the work you do?
  8. What makes you feel alive?
  9. What are you the proudest of doing in your career?
  10. What are you most introduced as having done?

You’re more likely to land an ideal job when you can share what you are skilled in.


Kerri Twigg

M.Ed | Career Coach | Resume Writer

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