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.
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.
We’ve pulled together our favourite activities just for you. These are a great starting point to help reflect on your strengths and identify potential careers that may fit that ‘sweet spot’. Either work through the individual activities below, or take the interactive Develop yourself with wingfinder e-learning that uses a short quiz to identify which activities you need to focus on the most. Which ever you choose; there’s no need to do everything at once, you can always come back whenever needed.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Download all activities