Discover where you stand when it comes to your Strengths, Loves, Important priorities and Money motivation.
1. If you were asked to list your 5 top strengths, what would your list be like?
Clarity & Structure - I know exactly what functional and formal skills I offer employers and I can list my compelling personality traits.
Superpowers Galore — When it comes to flaunting my skills and personality traits, my list packs a punch 💥💪 What I have to offer is clear and compelling.
Strength Finding — An intuitive tingle tells me I've probably got some great strengths 🎨✨, I just need to think about it a bit more.
Knowing My Strengths Is My Weakness — I couldn't tell you my strengths right now any more than I could tell you when this pandemic will end.
2. How confident do you feel in your current, or recent role?
Confident – I’m fairly confident, but I’m always open to advice and training. There are a few areas I would really like to learn more about so that I can grow in my role.
Simply The Best – I’m very experienced in what I do and my colleagues often look to me to ask how to do things. I generally don’t need any training or advice from others in the company.
Getting there – I feel like I’ve got a handle on most things, I appreciate the training I receive and am open to more.
Unsure – I feel very unsure about a lot of the tasks I am given and really could benefit from further training or support. I’m not sure I’m that good at my job, but I work hard and try to keep up.
3. Which of these best describes how you want to experience your relationship with your employer (even if that’s not how you feel right now)?
I love work, and I love my employers. They pay my wages, and they give me a purpose and goals to achieve.
They might employ me, but they work for me! Employers should give me training, bonuses and more flexibility or I'm not going to take much interest.
I respect that they pay me to do a job and I work hard, but I don't spend any more time at work than I have to.
They're a means to an end. Like water, I need them to survive but I don't particularly love them.
4. You've just woken up and it's a work day, what are you most likely to be thinking?
Yes! Time to get up, get on and get stuff done. I'm excited about the impact I can have today at work.
Whatever, I’ve got a lot to get through today, but I can only do so much in one day. They’ll have to get more resource if they want more done.
Ok, so another day, another dollar. Better get up and get on with it, don't want the boss screaming at me for being late again.
Urgh. I hate mornings. Do I feel sick? I'm pretty sure I feel sick. What kind of sick could it be? Headache? Stomach bug? When did I last use those? Hmmm...
5. When you attend an interview, what type of interviewee are you when it comes to your turn to ask questions?
Ninja – I like to grill the interviewer nearly as much as they interview me! I’ll ask questions to check alignment of the company vision and values to my view of the world.
Confident – I ask multiple questions about the company, the team, and specifically about how they will provide training, benefits and opportunities for promotion.
Pragmatic – I ask the next steps following the interview and usually ask about salary and benefits. I might ask about the company’s plans.
Polite - I usually ask when I’ll hear from them about the outcome. I don’t usually feel confident to ask too much – they’re interviewing me, not the other way round!
6. Which of these most closely describes your relationship with your current workplace and colleagues?
Team Player – I’m part of a collaborative team that’s all aligned to the one mission. I enjoy working with my colleagues and feel like I’m treated well. Our communication, goals and values are aligned.
Super Socialiser – I get on well with colleagues and my boss and hang out with them outside of work. I’ve made some good friends here.
Polite & Friendly – I’m polite to colleagues and talk to them as is necessary to do my job. That’s me though, I’m happy with that level of interaction.
Leave me alone! I prefer to be alone and work autonomously at my current workplace. I minimise my contact with other employees, put my head down and get through the work.
7. Which of these most closely describes your attitude towards money and reward when considering a job?
My Impact is My Reward - I want to join a company that’s making the kind of impact I care about. Assuming I get paid market rate for the job I’m doing, I don’t care about money, it’s more important to me that we are achieving something as a team.
Money Matters Most – If a company wants my expertise and capability to help them, they have to pay for that. I’ll do anything they want (as long as it’s legal!) for the right money.
Helping People – I get satisfaction from knowing that what I do is helping other people and that motivates me more than money.
Payday Matters Most – I’m there to do a job and get paid, I expect a fair wage in exchange for the hours I work.
8. If you were asked to list your top 3 values, which of these would be closest to your list?
Accountability, Challenge, Impact
Competition, Recognition, Reward
Direction, Learning, Security
I’m not sure what I would put on a list like that
9. How well do you feel your current job fits with your view of the world?
Vision & Values – my current employer and role perfectly fit the way I view the world and what I value. I am fully invested in the company’s vision and mission.
Status & Recognition – my current employer recognises my contribution and I feel my role fits my lifestyle and status.
Helping People – I feel that in my current role I’m able to help people from our customers to my colleagues, and my boss. The work I do makes a valuable contribution to the company.
View of the what… now? I’ve never considered how my current job aligns to my perspective of the world or what I believe in, or value.
10. Which of these 6 word stories would you pick if you were asked to tell the story of why you do what you do for your career?
My life’s purpose is my work.
Make friends, pay bills, have fun.
Makes a difference to someone else.
I have a job. The end.
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