It can be difficult trying to figure out your strengths, but don’t worry – this is a common struggle that everyone has faced.
To help you, I have listed my top 5 ways that will help you to discover your strengths and use them effectively.
1. Ask yourself what you are known for.
Take a moment to sit down and think about what you are known for in the eyes of others. Would you come across as professional, focused or laid back when it comes to your career? When you think about what others know you for, you can grow on this and implement it into your career.
2. Ask your manager for feedback.
Feedback is so important, especially from those that directly work with you or manage you. Don’t be hesitant to ask for professional feedback or constructive criticism from your peers. This feedback will help you to develop as an employer, meaning you can work on their points and grow in the long run.
3. Ask your family and colleagues what they think about your strengths.
As with your managers, having feedback from family and colleagues is equally important. These people know you on a more personal level, therefore they can give you an honest insight. Ask them what strengths you have and listen to their answers, so you can grow from their suggestions.
4. Try psychometric tests.
A psychometric test is an activity or assessment that candidates and employees can take to assess their performance. They are helpful in finding a range of abilities that you can use to your advantage. These tests can focus on personality, knowledge and potential. So they are well worth looking into!
5. Hire a professional to assess your skills.
Using a professional career coach can be invaluable when it comes to assessing your skills and strengths. Coaching professionals have trained and qualified in helping people find ways to use their strengths in their lives and careers.
If you are struggling to find your own strengths and are considering a career strategist, please reach out to me for a chat and I would love to help!