Job interview success is knowing & articulating your Strengths!
In today’s competitive job environment getting to interview stage is hard enough. So, when you do have the opportunity to interview for a role, why wouldn’t you prepare yourself for performance excellence when face-to-face/Zooming with prospective employers?
A highly effective strategy for interview success is knowing and confidently articulating your Strengths. Examples of Strengths include Empathy, Strategic, Communication and Achiever. Do you know and can you articulate your Strengths? A helpful place to start is the Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment - a highly accurate and well-researched tool to pinpoint your dominant strengths.
During my Job Interview Strengths Coaching sessions I work with clients to identify occasions when their talents/strengths have led to success. These practical real-life examples are a great way to demonstrate to future employers how your strengths have and will contribute to your high performance and productivity.
As one client recently commented,
“I came away with practical ideas and examples for me to use that really highlighted the unique Strengths I would bring to the role … I’m feeling so much more confident and relaxed going into tomorrow after our session.”
Sell yourself through your Strengths.
A valuable next step is to analyse the specific requirements of the job and how your Strengths will help you carry out those functions. I recently coached a client with very strong relationship building Strengths. By intentionally drawing on their strong relationship skills they realised their power and edge was building up trust with their colleagues and this collaboration lead to successfully carrying out the duties in the job description, in this case through other people.
Is the job you are applying for the right one for you?
Sometimes we are so focused on pitching ourselves to a future employer that we forget the importance of ensuring the role ticks our own essential job criteria. Revisiting your Strengths helps assess suitability of roles. Interesting Gallup research found that we are 3 TIMES as likely to be engaged in our jobs if we have the opportunity to regularly use our Strengths. If your Strengths lie in the strategic thinking domain it is crucial you have the time and opportunity to ‘feed’ your strategic thinking Strength regularly in your role. If relationship Strengths are dominant make sure you have plenty of opportunities to regularly interact with others.
Interview success is all about knowing your natural Strengths and working with them to demonstrate your value and productivity in future roles. Give yourself your best chance of interview success - start your Strengths journey today!
Email me now firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. During August we are including your Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment free of charge when you sign up for a Maximising your Strengths Session.
Use our booking calendar https://www.nurturelab.com/book-a-consultation.html to arrange your CliftonStrengths assessment and 60 minute virtual ‘Strengths Deeper Dive’ one-on-one session via Zoom. Book now & don't miss out!