How to Spot Your Top Skills

If you're like me, you have a hard time deciding what words to use, when asked to list your top skills. "Well, there are a lot of things I'm good at...but I'm not sure if all of them are relevant," you may think to yourself. Never fear, the solution is here... There's really only one way to find out what your top skills are. The formula is simple:

Think of what kinds of activities and jobs you are naturally good at performing.


Take note of which ones make you feel more energized upon their completion.

After you finish those two exercises, you should have a pretty clear picture of what your top skills are. It's super easy, and the results might even surprise you. Give it a shot, and see what you think.


Five Ways To Regain Control of Your Life

Life can be very difficult to manage sometimes. It's all too easy to lose track of what-and-who you are, outside of your job, your responsibilities, and the image that others may expect you to portray. But, if you want to stay productive, and SANE, you must make time for you in your life. Here are five ways to regain control of your...

Assign a specific date and time to treat yourself. Take things easy. Make it a statement that you will not let worries enter your mind during your date with yourself.

Surely there's something you've always wanted to do...something you love, but are afraid others would judge you for. You should do that thing. It's very liberating.

Tend to your needs and your well being. Treat yourself!

This is another liberating, and emboldening, step. Learn how to say no to those things that you really don't have room in the day for.

This one is pretty straightforward. It speaks for itself. Try new things! The famous writer Henry David Thoreau expressed this message over a century ago: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Obviously, he was open to trying new things. You should be, too!

Is Your Personality Working In Your Favor?

Once you take some time to figure out who you really are and what you really want, you'll find that your job search becomes much easier to manage. Here are three valuable ways that knowing yourself will help you in your job search.

You Will Narrow Down Your Options
By knowing well what you want and what you don't, you'll find that your list of options has been greatly narrowed. This will help you to focus and refine your job hunting tactics.

You Will Have A Better Knowledge of Yourself
You will have better confidence, in coming to terms with yourself; and it will show. Interviews will run much more smoothly, as you will effectively able to communicate your strengths and weaknesses.

You Will Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
This ties in with the first statement. You don't want to get hired for a position in a company that absolutely does not fit you. You can avoid that trap easily, if you just remain honest with yourself, and make your choices accordingly.

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