The ASK Framework Introduction Chapter
Many employees, and even entrepreneurs and executives, think they know their value due to the results placed on their resumes. Yes, this all helps. Yet, if asked to talk about themselves in an interview in reference to their specific talents, they tend to only offer what they did right to get specific results – not what they naturally do well all the time. What Tania Katan, author, and speaker, calls your Superhero powers.
We hear this in interviews when someone stumbles on the strength and weakness questions, resorting to offering what they did in the last project that helped other people succeed. This leaves the interpretation of their strengths up to the interviewer to interpret their true abilities, forfeiting your control of what the interviewer needs to hear.
To be clear, few of us spend the right amount of time reveling in what we do well enough to understand how relevant it is to our value at work. We don’t collect insights into how others perceive our success, our talents, or our strengths. Few employees get up every day reminding themselves of what they do well, the positive traits others have identified as their contributions at work, or spend any time celebrating what they don’t have to change in order to succeed at work.
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