Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what makes you so awesome at your job? More important: Have you ever adequately answered that question?
“The vast majority of job seekers don’t think through what skills they bring to employers,” says Phyllis Hartman, a national panelist at the Society for Human Resource Management. And, among those who do take stock of their career skills, many underestimate or overestimate their skill set. Neither scenario is a good look, but the former could remove you from the running sooner.
Not only do you risk failing to make it past the initial screening stages if you lowball yourself, “but if you underestimate your skills, you might also undercut your value,” says career coach Julie Jansen, author of You Want Me to Work With Who?
So what exactly are you good at that would make a company love to have you on their team? Take these six steps to make an accurate assessment of your career skills.
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