Friday, June 5, 2009

How Do I Discover my "Core Competencies"? AND, WHAT ARE THEY?

In these economic downturn times, lots of us are having a hard time by having our job end. OR, we are disabled; we are already on Disability Insurance, and want to give back to our community, but don't know how to do so.

Here are some weblinks that will allow you to better define your CORE COMPETENCIES - what is it that makes YOU special - different from all the others out there!!

Before you begin the job/volunteer search, it is important to prepare yourself by reminding yourself of your own "core competencies" - that is, what your strengths are; where your interests lie. Here are some links to assist you in that step of the job transition process.

1) Marcus Buckingham’s free 8 session course entitled: “Take Control of Your Career and Your Life” at Oprah’s website. ... ham_course

2) Welcome to the Self-Directed Search by Dr. John L. Holland

At this website, you can take the Assessment online for $9.95. For this, you will receive an 8 – 16 page personalized report. This printable assessment report provides a list of the occupations and fields of study that most closely match your interests.

3) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - This particular “personality scale” has been used for decades to assist people determine their skills, strengths, and gifts. This particular link – from “Personality Pathways” – is excellent in that it is focused on assisting the person in “exploring personality type and its applications”.

• You can take the MBTI test for free.
• There is a new section entitled “Career Choice and Career”