According to The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2010, “Identifying one’s natural abilities is more than just an interest survey, and the value of knowing can have lifelong impact that creates opportunities for great satisfaction.” The use of abilities in our daily work can make the difference between tolerating a job and loving a chosen career path. Understanding our abilities helps us to use them more effectively and communicate them to others in a resume’ or interview.
The Resume’ – A successful resume’ is created to target a potential employer and specific job tasks for a posted position. Natural abilities can be identified as strengths for that position and they are quantifiable. They can be used to promote you as the best candidate.
The Interview – When the resume’ lands you an interview, your quantifiable abilities provide great examples of the kinds of things you do naturally and quickly. They can be used as a predictor of future performance. The winning interview success formula looks like this: situation + action = results.
After all, in a challenging job market, with highly competitive and qualified applicants, shouldn’t you do everything you can to stand out in the crowd! What’s your evidence?