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Professional Strengths: What do you see that others don't?
Understand Your Strengths
I can’t sing. I’d like to, but I am hopelessly off key. In the company of more musically gifted friends, it is glaringly obvious to them, and the more musical they are, the more uncomfortable it is for them to listen to me. They hear, or see something that I don’t.
What do I mean by “seeing”?
We all have the ability to see things that not everyone else does. Patterns, ideas, problems, structure, systems. They are subtle, near invisible things, obvious only to those who ha…
Look Backward to Power Your Professional Journey
Using Your Professional Past To Inspire Your Career Path
I bet that you have accomplished amazing things in your professional journey so far. You have made an impact on people, processes, products, and performance. And along the way, you’ve gained valuable expertise and experience.
Huzzah! Good for you.
Unless…your recollections are fuzzy, your written data sparse, and your learnings unclear.
With the passing of years, and in today’s busy, complex world, have you forgotten exactly where you’ve been …
Unleash Your Super Powers
Superman spent most of his time working a desk job. Mr. Incredible had to hide in a super protection program. Spidey’s powers kept getting him in trouble.
….being a super hero seems at best to be a side job. Or a hobby. Or at worst, deviant behaviour.
What are your powers and are you using them to perform better and have more fun in your job? Or take your career in a new direction?
We talk about working in your strengths more. Getting paid to do what you are really good at is smart. But like a lot …
Clarity & Precision
There are many necessary elements to a well-managed career. I am continuously struck by the importance of clarity and preciseness when it comes to being on the job market, promoting yourself, and navigating the changes and potential opportunities that arise. Clarity is vital in order to understand your strengths, interests and where you fit best. Clarity in your thinking and planning for what you want to do next and where that fits into your overall career plan. Clarity about what is important t…
Avoid the Clichés
Making your resume stand out
You… “I add value.” “I have great interpersonal and communication skills.” “I am organized and hard working.” Hiring person… “Yawn.” That’s what the person sitting across the table from you in the interview is doing. And if someone is reading your resume or LinkedIn profile, their eyes probably skipped right over these all too common ideas. If you are in a networking meeting or informational interview, you might have blown your chance to make that important impression…
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