For the month of June I am participating in the 92,000 Hour Challenge, as a way to develop my role as a the personal brand for BrandKit. I’m sharing each step of the challenge and hope that you’ll join my on the month long journey. Summer is here and what better time to actually stop and reflect on the status of your life? Are you really living your dream? Does your day-to-day look like you thought it would when you became a grown up?
Well mine doesn’t look exactly as I think it should either and this process of self-discovery is one way to help me focus on how I can make that vision a reality, while passing along tips and wisdom to you, through the BrandKit blog. This week I take a close up look at what I’m good at.
We’re all good at something and we all have skills. Now is the time to really sit down and think about those skills, so you can shoot them off at interviews or on cover letters.The 92,000 Hour Challenge for week #2 is to find your skills and build confidence around those marketable assets.
What do you think you’re good at?
My strongest skills are:
- connecting people
- note taking
- managing projects
- developing plans
- researching trends
What do others think you are good at?
Tip: Do a quick poll on Facebook or shoot a text to your 3 closest friends and see what comes up.
This is what my network had to say:
What skills did you take from college or your last job?
My last job taught me:
- to multitask
- how to develop strategy
- ways to work with a diverse groups
- methods to teach effectively
- to coordinate schedules
- flexibility and to juggle many types of job duties
What skills can you take with you in the future?
Public speaking,time management, delegating work, leading teams, teaching groups, mentoring interns, writing reports, analyzing trends, manageing communities, organizing projects, collaborating, researching, brainstorming, motivating and encouraging others are all skills I can transfer to any job.
Now, take a minute or two to inventory your skills.
Anything surprise you? What did your network have to say? How can you effectively incorporate these into your job or intern search?
These will all help you gain clarity and prepare for next week’s topic, Finding the Perfect Job Description for Challenge #3.