Recently the coaches at our company were asked to compile a list of our special skills and give to our boss. My boss already realizes I am able to give people career direction, write resumes, help with marketing and interviews, etc. but I had the assignment of adding some other items aside from the typical career coach things. I sent this list:
- Lover of people
- Able to talk people down off the cliff
- Diffuser of angry persons
- Able to work with people who don’t own computer or know how to even turn one on.
- Feel what is underneath that the job seeker isn’t saying and get them to speak it and be glad they did
- Grief Counseling (I’m not a licensed counselor so I prefer to say Grief Wisdom, ha!)
- Listener and Hearer
- Cyber hugger
- Love to help hurting people.
- Wounded healer.
- Hope giver.
Well, my boss, L-O-V-E-D the list.
I got this back in return:
Deanna,This is perfect. Your skills are in higher demand than you know! For example, many coaches are not comfortable with moving job seekers through grief. Also, your personal touch and ability to connect with job seekers is incredible! You should feel very proud of the skills you bring to the team!Terri
I share this today here on my blog simply to bring up the truth that skills are varied, deeper and beyond what most people think they are.
I've worked with job seekers who are convinced they have two or three solid skills and by the time we're done their resume we've listed over 30 skills.
Think about the unique assets you bring to the table in your family, job, church, circle of friends. I am certain, you have more to offer than you may have first believed.
Why not make a list, today?