Your Career

Give wings to your career.

Select the right companies and the right roles, based on your personality. Make your application stand out, learn how to articulate your strengths, limitations and motivations, and ace your next interview.

Section 1

Understanding strengths

Self-awareness is key to making smarter career choices. The better we understand our own strengths and limitations, the easier it becomes to navigate through the unlimited number of opportunities. Once we understand our strengths, finding the ‘sweet spot’ is the next step to success when it comes to our career.

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The sweet spot

The ‘sweet spot’ is where the combination of our strengths, skills and knowledge meets the needs of a particular role within a particular organisation. When we find the ‘sweet spot’ we’ve got a perfect match.

Shouldn’t you mainly build your career on passion? Our answer is: “It depends.”

Are you one of the lucky ones with a clear career calling? Awesome. Use your strengths to drive your success while pursuing your passion: if you love writing and your top Wingfinder strength is ‘Sociable’, you might find your ‘sweet spot’ as a journalist who interviews individuals and captures their stories. However, if your strength is ‘Independent’, writing a book on your own could be your ‘sweet spot’. In other words, how you bring your passion to life depends on your strengths and it’s never to late to seek your sweet spot.

If you’re still trying to find that illusive ‘career calling’ you’re certainly not alone. This can be a great adventure with passion often coming as a consequence of effort. Let’s start here: choosing a job that fits your strengths means you’re more likely to progress and succeed which in turn, can lead you to become more passionate about the job. Finding a job you love may take time, but be sure to choose one that gives you the opportunity to keep learning and exploring what you like.

Understand your strengths

Wingfinder is based on psychological research, carried out across thousands of scientific studies that clearly points to four areas that are more influential than any others for success in knowledge-based jobs.

Learn about strengths

Connections

Connections measures how you manage relationships and how you manage yourself.

Creativity

Creativity measures how you adapt, create alternatives and seek out novel information or experiences.

Thinking

Thinking looks at your ability to reason abstractly and solve complex problems.

Drive

Drive measures your motivation, ambition and self-discipline towards pursing goals and handling setbacks.

Knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom

Aristotle
Section 1: Activities

Explore your strengths

We’ve pulled together our favourite activities just for you. These are a great starting point to help reflect on your strengths and identify potentiall careers that may fit that ‘sweet spot’. Consider these activites as part of your personal workbook; there’s no need to do everything at once and you can always edit them as needed.

Wingfinder e-learning

Develop Yourself With Wingfinder e-learning

Take this interactive eLearning that guides you towards finding the right career according to your Wingfinder strengths

Activity 1

Explore your Top 4 strengths

Wingfinder predicts your top four strengths with the highest accuracy; these strengths influence your behaviour the most - let’s dive in using your Talent Passport.

Activity 2

Gain insight from others

Sometimes we believe we have a certain strength, but others might perceive them in a different way. Learn if there are any gaps between how you see yourself and how others see you.

Activity 3

Explore your ideal work environment

Different personalities thrive under different work conditions. To be at your best, it is important that you work in an environment that suits you.

Section 2

The application process & Wingfinder

To land that dream job, you need to understand yourself and be able to communicate how your personality, experiences and motivations set you apart from the rest.

What makes you stand out?

Your Wingfinder results can help you explain what makes you unique and how you use your strengths at work. Typically, CVs give potential employers an overview of what you have done, while Wingfinder gives insight into how you have done it and how you’re likely to succeed in the future.

Every good cover letter should answer two key questions: 1) Why them - what makes you excited about joining this company and team? 2) Why you - which of your strengths and skills will help you succeed in this role?

Make sure your cover letter addresses these questions and considers these top application tips to really give you an edge:

Our top 5 application tips using Wingfinder

  • Do your research - give clear reasons why you picked this company over others/ their competitors
  • What makes you unique? Check out pages 4-14 of your Wingfinder report to show how your strengths match the job’s needs.
  • How do you leverage your strengths? Explore pages 15-19 for your personal Coaching Plan which helps you train for success.
  • Learn from the best. Page 20 gives you the opportunity to take inspiration on maximising talents from top athletes who have the same strengths as you.
  • Attach your Wingfinder Talent Passport to your application
Section 2: Activities

Boost your application

Writing an application can be overwhelming, there’s so much we want to say. So where do we start? The following activities guide you step-by-step on how to articulate why you’re the right fit and how you can bring your online impression to the next level via your cover letter.

Activity 4

Create a stand-out Cover Letter

Use your Wingfinder report to demonstrate how your strengths and skills will help you succeed in the role.

Activity 5

Make a good impression online

Follow 9 steps to bring your LinkedIn profile to the next level.

Section 3

Your interview & Wingfinder

In a perfect world, job interviews (and interviewers) would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy. However, talent can be hard to judge so we need to do some (humble) self-promotion in the interview to share our strengths and show how we tick all the boxes.

Preparing for the interview

So how can we communicate our talent without coming across like a show-off? This is where self-insight comes in - your competitive advantage lies in being aware of your strengths and shortcomings. This enables you to provide strong, authentic, real answers and examples during an interview.

What makes you unique?

  • Your strengths in Creativity and Thinking help demonstrate your approach to your work
  • Your Drive strengths show your motivation and determination
  • Your Strengths in Connections exemplify how you build relationships
  • Use your Coaching Plan to understand your shortcomings. Be real about them, but mention how you actively develop and manage them.
  • Be yourself - don’t forget that your strongest selling point is you
Section 3: Activities

The interview process

Use your insights from the Creativity, Thinking, Drive and Connections sections in your Wingfinder report to prepare your unique selling points. Make sure you feel comfortable talking about everything that you mentioned in your application.

Activity 6

Talk about past experiences

Highlight experiences, skills and strengths that are most relevant to the job and be able to explain how you used your strengths to achieve great results.

Activity 7

Illustrate your strengths

Give concrete examples and stories using the STAR technique to illustrate how you leverage your strengths.

Activity 8

Navigate the 'whats your biggest weakness' question

All our strengths naturally come with limitations. What matters is awareness of our shortcomings and knowing how to manage them.

Activity 9

Show your drive and motivation

What gets you out of bed and leaves you feeling excited? Use this activity to explore the best way to answer this question.

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Activities

Don't miss any activity.

You can find all of the above Wingfinder activities right here in one place. The complete bundle covers everything from selecting companies and roles that fit your personality, to preparing your applications and acing your interview.

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Activity 1

Explore your Top 4 strengths

Wingfinder predicts your top four strengths with the highest accuracy; these strengths influence your behaviour the most - let’s dive in using your Talent Passport.

Activity 2

Gain insight from others

Sometimes we believe we have a certain strength, but others might perceive them in a different way. Learn if there are any gaps between how you see yourself and how others see you.

Activity 3

Explore your ideal work environment

Different personalities thrive under different work conditions. To be at your best, it is important that you work in an environment that suits you.

Activity 4

Create a stand-out Cover Letter

Use your Wingfinder report to demonstrate how your strengths and skills will help you succeed in the role.

Activity 5

Make a good impression online

Follow 9 steps to bring your LinkedIn profile to the next level.

Activity 6

Talk about past experiences

Highlight experiences, skills and strengths that are most relevant to the job and be able to explain how you used your strengths to achieve great results.

Activity 7

Illustrate your strengths

Give concrete examples and stories using the STAR technique to illustrate how you leverage your strengths.

Activity 8

Navigate the 'whats your biggest weakness' question

All our strengths naturally come with limitations. What matters is awareness of our shortcomings and knowing how to manage them.

Activity 9

Show your drive and motivation

What gets you out of bed and leaves you feeling excited? Use this activity to explore the best way to answer this question.

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