Likes ≠ Strengths
In a job interview, have you ever been asked about your strengths? You've also probably been asked about your weaknesses. They're lame interview questions if you ask me, but that's not the point. Matthew Tuttle of Pure Performance Coaching points out that what you like to do isn't necessarily a strength. Matthew suggests becoming intimately familiar with your strenghts so you can apply them at work. This means focusing your energy on not just what you like to do, but also what you do well.
The first step is, of course, getting clear on what those strengths are. You can start with a couple of assessments that Matthew likes. One of them is Strengths Finder 2.0, which has an online quiz available after you purchase Tom Rath's book. Another is a fee-based assessment located at kolbe.com, which can be used by both employees and employers to increase the likelihood that the right people are matched up with the right positions.
Hopefully you won't interpret this as a shameless plug, but hiring a coach can make any process, especially one like this, a lot smoother and more rewarding. A coach can give you outside perspective and help you set your plan in motion! Why not contact Matthew and I today to set up a complimentary trial session? Matthew's Web site is currently under construction, so the best way to contact him is by email at email@example.com.
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