Leveraging Your Strengths in the Workplace

During your first job you are going to leverage your natural skillset. Whether that is your analytical side, critical thinking skills, positive attitude, communication skills, or more. Since you are just still getting used to what a real job looks like on a day to day basis you should use these natural tendencies of yours to benefit you in your role.

Identify 3 to 5 natural strengths you bring to the table that are incredibly unique to you. Then, pick a part these strengths and try to align them with some aspects of your day to day role. For instance, if you have strong written communications skills, be sure to leverage those when crafting investment memos or writing an external report. Then look for opportunities to continue to exercise those strengths. For instance, if analytical skills are your number one but your job doesn’t have much analysis related to it ask another team member to shadow them on a project that or ask to take on a part of a deal which you can leverage that particular strength.

The key is to recognize where you strong attributes are and then find ways to use them in your role! This will have long term value add over the long run for your professional development.

 

 

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani