Expedition roadmap to getting the job you want step 1 - understanding yourself
Understanding Yourself 1
Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Getting the job you want requires careful consideration and intense effort. TALENTSQUARE provides a simple 5 step process , from ‘finding out’ to ‘getting’ the job you want. Managing The Moments Of Truth Understanding Yourself STEP 1 5 1 Defining YourDefining ‘Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition’ From The 3 Crowd 2 4
Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Truth Understanding Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining ‘Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition’ From The 3 Crowd 2 4
It all starts by… 1UnderstandingYourself First of all, find your rock, take a deep breath, and reflect: What Is Your Essence? What are your strengths? What are your values? What are your pitfalls? What gives you energy?
Think about your strengths 1first. You will be mostsuccessful if you focus onnurturing your strengthsSpot your strengths byasking yourself…• I realize my best results by doing …• I typically get recognized for...• The things I prefer to do are...• I engage in a specific activity when …• When I am successful it is because of …• I get excited about...• I am an expert in ….• When I evaluate myself, I feel comfortable with …• The things I learn the fastest are …
Be weary about your pitfalls. 1Recognize and contain themso they don’t hold you back Think… • I feel insecure about... • I typically avoid... • I try to make sure people can’t see that I... • I have trouble doing... • I typically need some support when ... • Sometimes I get negative feedback on... • I loose my energy when... • I have trouble learning things like... • I am vulnerable if...
What are your values? 1What do you find truly important?What are your drivers? Is it... Status Power Mental rewardsAutonomy Expertise Creativity Security AffiliationSearch for meaning ... Values are personal preferences, they reflects what you deem right and wrong or what “ought” to be. Values are traits or qualities that you consider worthwhile; they represent your highest priorities and deeply held driving forces. Values evolve over time as you absorb influences and experience things firsthand
1What about your energy?• I feel at my best when...• The things I would like to do most are...• When working with other people, I feel best when...• If time and money did not matter, my dream in life is...• I have most respect for people who...• I am feel most proud when...
Can you recognize your reflection? 1Do you know what makes you tick? Now, let’s see if you can define your destination…
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