One of the biggest realms of career assessment is skills: what are you good at?
The thing is, that’s a huge question. And it’s tough to find that sweet spot between self-deprecation and arrogance.
Instead of agonizing about where you fall on the ego spectrum, look to your data points, particularly your most recent ones (we’ll dig into your past later — right now, it’s about what’s current in your life).
Who are the 3 people you helped most recently? What did you do for them?
The scope of your response can be all over the map.
- opening the door for the person at the post office when they were carrying a bunch of packages
- driving 400 miles in two days to get someone to a disability hearing
- listening with your heart.
You can include things you did at work, at home, at play – setting doesn’t matter here. It’s what you did that’s paramount.
And there’s another layer to this question. What’s your view of what you did?
- what’s the value that you provided?
- how is it part of a pattern for you?
- how does it fit into the big picture of who are and your expression of that in the world?