How to identify your strengths in work life?

August 5, 2022

Knowing your strengths is essential when looking for a new job. Every successful job performance is based on strengths and knowledge on how to handle your weaknesses. Few simple exercises that help you understand your strength and their relation to your performance:

1. Exercise feedback analysis based on your results and actions

  • In what activities you produce great results compared to others?
  • What activities do you like most in your weekly routines?
  • What are the things you learn easily?

Answers to these questions will give you ideas what your strengths may be.

2. Ask feedback from others and observe in which activities people especially rely on you or ask for your help

Feedback from others is useful for understanding your strengths. However, keep in mind that one person’s perspective is only one perspective, not the whole truth. If you ask feedback, ask it from multiple sources and look for patterns.

3. Take high quality work related psychology tests and surveys

  • High quality tests provide you an objective way to find your strengths
  • Tests may boost your self-confidence and provide you an edge compared to your peers.
  • Tests may tell you your potential in jobs and areas in which you or your network has never heard before
  • Personality and motivation tests tell your traits and how you fit to different roles and organizational context. For example your fit to sales, expert or manager roles and are you more suitable for large or small organization etc.
  • Skill and work simulation test measure your ability in different tasks.  For example your analytical abilities for coding, accounting, data mining etc.

There are many ways to discover your strengths. Whatever method you will use you should assess them regularly (yearly), because our personality, motivation and skill levels will change over time.

You can assess your strengths in Mazhr!

Antero Ojanaho
Senior Consultant at Mazhr

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