Many of us want to achieve as much as we can as quickly as we can, but how many of us when asked by a potential new employer or a potential new business client, about the value you bring them, are able to give an immediate and confident reply?
If you can’t be quick and confident, then you better be prepared for not getting noticed, a raise, a higher position or losing the client. You must be able to answer this question with ease and confidence, as well as being very specific about the skills you have and what you can do for the person asking the question If you can answer it, it will help you achieve your goals quicker that you ever thought possible.
So how do you define your skills and capabilities? Try this easy assessment tool.
- On an 8.5 x 11inch piece of paper create the table and write down everything in red. Your table can list up to 10 rows instead of 3. Leave the rest of the squares blank.
- In column # 1, Previous Experience you could write Product Development, Instagram Expert, Process Management.
In column # 3, Transferable Skills- you could include Budgeting, Problem Solver, Team Leader.
In column # 5, Personality- you could have Quick Learner, Analytical, Goal Oriented.
- When done, go back over each list and in the blue columns 2,4 and 6 list those same skills but in order of level of enjoyment or competence.
- Write down the top 50% of skills from each blue columns
Now you have a list of skills that you use to create a resume or compose a personal value statement. These skills will be the foundation of the strategy you will use to answer the question of what value do you bring with you?
Always know the value that you bring and be ready to share that value whenever necessary, and be the Champion of your career!