Every life endeavor begins with the end in mind!
It takes a lot of time and energy to identify your strengths and skills; at least for those who understand the necessity for doing so. It is a task that is worth the time and the energy. A careful assessment of your strengths and marketable skills is a process that helps you know and understand yourself better.
A better understanding of yourself is the genesis of the planning process for your job campaign and targetting the best career potentials. It gives you a sense of confidence in the value you have to offer to a potential employer.
It is always woth it to think of what you have done in the past, what you are currently doing and what you project doing in the future. It’s however a bad idea to just jump into applying for jobs without working out your strenghts and skills.
Most of us tend to think too narrowly about our strengths and skills. Before you embark on your career development, think of the following questions:
- what are your personal and career objectives
- what educational, work and leisure experiences have you had that can help you attain these goals?
- do you have an idea of the match between my skills and your career goal?