If you want to change career, choose the role where you use your talents.

by | Sep 21, 2020 | Career Change and Transition, Personal Development, Recruitment and Executive Search

WHAT DO EXPERTS RECOMMEND YOU WHEN YOU PLAN TO CHANGE CAREER?

Many experts have long encouraged people to use their superpowers/ their strengths/ their talents to be successful in the career or when they plan to change career. While this is super easy to say, it’s not so easy to do. For some, it might not be easy to identify what we are good at (because of our biases) and for some because we might undervalue what we naturally do well. Because it’s so natural to us.

YOUR SUPERPOWERS MIGHT NOT BE OBVIOUS TO YOU

Often our superpowers are things we do effortlessly, almost automatically and when our boss asks us to do something that uses our superpowers, we may think “Oh, that is too easy”.
Sometimes it might look like your boss does not trust you with more challenging work or does not value you. But it is only because YOU DON’T value your own TALENTS as much as those which you acquire by hard work. Can you identify yourself here?

Before you do another career change, you shall identify your talents first, to understand what the new role shall be, so that you can use your skills and talents you got, (to become more successful and also fulfilled).

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HERE IS A SMALL GUIDE HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR TALENTS:

  1. What are the skills that you do with such ease, that it frustrates you when others don’t?
  2. Where are you downplaying? – For instance, when we are naturally good at something and others compliment us on it, we may tend to say something like” Oh, it was nothing really”. Because it might be nothing to us, but it could mean a lot to others!
  3. What is your genius, your top 3 best qualities (work-related)? Ask your colleagues that work with you closely. They will know better than you! Most likely it’s not stated on your resume! 😊
  4. What are the tasks or situations when you are at your best? What do you tend to do much better than others in the team?

It is my strong suggestion to all managers and leaders to identify the key talents of each team member and make it like a team-building activity and play to the strengths of each team member. Imagine that collective power! A truly winning team.

And if you liked this post, you may want to check also this one on your own superpowers.

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With passionate regards,

Lubica .-)

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Lubica Kangas

The Author

Lubica Kangas is a trusted Executive Search Partner for senior-level recruitments across different locations worldwide. Her long-term clients are global public listed companies, as well as smaller and growth organizations with international business.

As she is a great example of “loving what you do”, she also teaches and coaches individuals in their career transitions for doing more of what they love and have more fulfillment in their lives, mostly through her workshops and online programs.

On a personal note, Lubica is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and never-ending optimist with love for good food, travels, Latin rhythm, and nature.

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