The next part of the answer “Tell me about yourself”, following The Introduction, are to name your super skills. Try to keep the description short (about 30 seconds a skill).

Describe two or three of your super strengths, and elaborate on what you mean by each strength. It could sound like this:

In all of the roles I have held, there are three consistent skills I use. I love to solve problems. I love to help people. And I have over 10 years of success developing programs that meet a need and bring in new revenue.

An example of a problem I solved was when I had the opportunity to provide career transition services in a small community. I flew to the community on the smallest plane–a six-seater– and found my way to the workshop centre upon arrival to deliver a workshop. No one was there. I asked where all the people were and I was told they had an afternoon feast and it was rest time. A lot of money was paid for the workshop, so instead of going back to the room and reporting that nobody showed, I called the people on the list. I arranged for a workshop that evening at 8 pm. A smaller group attended but I was able to build relationships and more people came the following week. I also adapted the presentation to make it more casual, I didn’t use my prepared power point presentation, I used my head and heart. Many of the people landed positions shortly after and expressed their gratitude in learning new skills.

I am really great at developing programs for the public that meet their needs while providing additional revenue streams for the organization. When I was at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, I developed new programs that doubled our revenue in the first year and continue to run five years later. At Art City, I met the annual revenue targets for Community Programs within four months. In my own private practice, I have developed career programs and services where people were not served in the way they wanted. I love to create and improve programs.

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Strength 1: _____________________________________________

Best story that proves this: _________________________________________________________

Strength 2: _____________________________________________

Best story that proves this: _________________________________________________________

Strength 3: _____________________________________________

Best story that proves this: _________________________________________________________

The next spart of this answer is Part III: Sharing your stories.