Presentation on theme: "Taking Charge of Your Career PNC Fairfax Connection 2014 Workplace Readiness Series."— Presentation transcript:
Taking Charge of Your Career PNC Fairfax Connection 2014 Workplace Readiness Series
Complete a Quick Assessment 1. GO to… http://freestrengthsfinder.workuno.comhttp://freestrengthsfinder.workuno.com 2. Click “Take FREE Strength Assessment” 3. You will need an email address and to create a password 4. Complete the assessment 5. Write your TOP 5 Strengths on the board
3 Workplace Readiness Series Resume Writing Job Search 2014 How To Successfully Ace a Job Interview Workplace Etiquette Taking Charge of Your Career
When you’re not able to use your STRENGTHS…. Dread going to work Have more negative than positive interaction with others Treat people/customers poorly Tell your friends what a miserable company you work for Have fewer positive and creative moments
5 Strengths Awareness “Most people do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them they look at you with a blank stare or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” Peter Drucker
6 Does this sound like you?... Talk to people on elevators, in grocery stores, on airplanes, wherever you go… Have a color-coded or otherwise organized closet… Make a list of things to do, write it down, and stick to it… Are accused of being “too nice”…. Are asking too many questions… Are always figuring out the plot of the movie before anyone else does… Are skeptical unless given some proof… Just want everyone to get along…
7 A strength is a focused combination of… Knowledge Skills Talent What Is a Strength?
8 Strengths Awareness “You can be anything you want to be if you just try hard enough.”
9 Strengths Awareness You cannot be anything that you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are.
10 What It Is... And What It Isn’t What It Is: Tool for development Identifies “how you are wired” Understand the lens through which you view the world Common language within a team Where you find your energy vs. what exhausts you What It Isn’t: Tool for selecting new friends Identifying “right” vs. “wrong” or “good” vs. “bad” people Labeling others An excuse to not do something because “it’s not my strength” Complete explanation of who you are and why you do things
11 The StrengthsFinder ® Assessment Discover your Strengths 1=Totally Disagree | 9=Totally Agree 152 You play to win 12345678 9 153 You are a bridge builder for different cultures 12345678 9
Strengths Awareness D0 you have the opportunity to do what you do BEST everyday?
13 Strength or Weakness? Our greatest strengths are sometimes also perceived as our greatest weaknesses. Notice your strength themes listed Write what you love about this strength at the top and what drives you crazy about this strength at the bottom.
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