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, right?

Often the default 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.

Grab a notebook and use these prompts to get 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.

What you should do after you know?

Once you know what you’re good at, you need to build your career marketing plan.

  1. Find the stories that back these up, this is my favorite method (and the foundation of the career stories method) USING STORY TO FIND YOUR STRENGTHS
  2. Update your Resume and LinkedIn with then using USING STORY TO FIND YOUR STRENGTHS and YOUR INTENTIONAL LINKEDIN PRESENCE
  3. Get ready for active search in THE CAREER INTENSIVE


Kerri Twigg

Career Coach | Job Search Strategist

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