Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You

Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You

Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You

Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You

Synopsis

Ever feel like you're in the wrong job, maybe even the wrong career? You may be right. But before you make another move, consider this: Your brain is hardwired with a unique combination of 12 different Executive Skills - the cognitive strengths that determine how well you will perform in a particular role. Your strongest and weakest Executive Skills can make the difference between big-time career success and years of disappointment and failure.

Work Your Strengths helps you avoid "trial-and-error" career moves by matching your strengths to the jobs that call on those skills specifically. Based on the authors' two-year study of more than 2000 top-performers at hundreds of organizations of all types, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, the book reveals which strengths correlate with success in different jobs. Take a one-time, free online profile to determine your unique strengths and weaknesses and then use that information to identify your ideal career path. Not ready for a move yet? Work Your Strengths can also make a world of difference in the job you're in now. It can help you not only focus on the projects best suited for you but also recognize skills in others and assign tasks accordingly.

So whether you're planning ajump to the career of your dreams or just wondering how to make your current job easier and more rewarding, Work Your Strengths gives you the science and the system to find your success.

Excerpt

Finding the Right Job

YOU MAY BE a smart person but still feel you’re in the wrong position at work or even the wrong career. And you may be right. Your brain is hardwired to function a specific way. If you’re not in a position where your strongest skills are vital, you’re not likely to excel. Worse, if you’re in a position where your weakest skills are vital, you’re going to feel it and are likely to fail. You won’t look forward to going to work because what you do doesn’t fit how your brain is wired. Your job will be unnatural and highly challenging. While the idea of finding the job most suited to you seems simple enough, there are many instances when it doesn’t happen. Someone may convince you that you’re the right person for a particular job or promotion, you accept it, and over time it doesn’t work out as planned. Or you may get promoted because you’ve performed well in your current position, only to find out you’re not suited for the new role. When this happens, nobody wins.

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