Happiness 04: The #1 Personality Assessment To Identify Your Ideal Career Fit

For many years, Anna didn’t know what her calling was. She would go from job to job and get stuck over and over again. She was always thinking that maybe this was “it,” without really honestly assessing herself.

What made the difference? Taking the time to reflect, self-assess, and uncover what career was best for her.

In today’s episode, we’ll dive deep into figuring out what your strengths are, the areas where you excel, where you feel most fulfilled, and where you lose track of time. All of these are essential elements that factor into your career satisfaction,  your purpose and motivations, interests, and personality. 

We’ll look back at your work experiences, to ensure your next career move is the right fit for you, so you don’t get stuck ever again. You will ask yourself some hard questions you may have never asked yourself before. So, find a coffee shop, grab your favorite drink, hang the do not disturb sign on your door, or wait until the kids are in bed (or wake up before them!) and get ready to be alone to discover more about you.

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The #1 Personality Assessment To Help You Understand Your Strengths

Today you are going to meet Becky Hammond, a certified Strengths coach, who is going to share how you can use your Strengths to find happiness and success in your career. Becky is the founder of Isogo and consults for Fortune 500 companies and even international companies. I am excited for you to get get to know her. 

So, why do your Strengths matter? Becky says,

“It’s way more than an assessment, it is a whole paradigm shift as to how we think about ourselves and how we think about the people around us. It started in the field of positive psychology…we spend a lot of time trying to figure out what is wrong with people. What if we turned that question on its head and asked what is right with people? And that questions spurred the rest of his research for the rest of his life.”

Today, I’d like you to take the Strengths assessment. Remember that the only way to move forward is to look inward first. So, carve out 20 minutes and take the Strengths Finder assessment. You will learn what your top five strengths are and how you can develop them more in your work and life. 

This step is extremely powerful because once you identify what your strengths are and realize that they are unique to you, it will help increase your confidence in applying for jobs and changing your career because only you are the best fit for a job that utilizes all of your strengths. Not only that, you will be happier in your career when you are doing the work you are strong in.

Get excited because this lesson can really make a difference in your life! 

Strengths Finder Questions

In the next part of the podcast, Becky and I review my strengths and discuss how they have impacted my career, my family, and really every part of my life! Below are a few questions that will help you get the most out of your Strengths Finder assessment.

ACTION TASK: What are your top 5 strengths?

Taking the full assessment will help you think more about what you are good at and how those areas that you genuinely enjoy can help you move forward and find more success.

  • Which specific PAST SUCCESS can you tie to your Strengths?
  • How do you specifically use your Strengths in your PRESENT ROLE or daily activities?
  • What drains you about your PRESENT ROLE or your current daily activities? 
  • How does your FUTURE ROLE address this?
  • Which specific PAST SUCCESS can you tie to your Strengths?
  • How do you specifically use your Strengths in your PRESENT ROLE or daily activities?
  • How will your Strengths be used in the FUTURE ROLE you are considering OR how do you want your Strengths to be used in a FUTURE ROLE?
  • What drains you about your PRESENT ROLE or your current daily activities? 
  • Which of your Strengths is not being sharpened in your PRESENT ROLE or current daily activities? 

Check out this post on Becky’s site that covers a bit more about our conversation and how Strengths Finder can help you find the career of your dreams.

Take the StrengthsFinder test and share your results with us on Instagram. I would love to hear how this assessment helps you!

Lor Mancera

Lor Mancera

Lor is a Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer at Classy Career Girl since 2011. She is passionate and motivated to create a community of women who want to get ahead in their careers.

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