The exercises in Career Weaver provide a structured approach, a vocabulary and a variety of working methods to help you explore, name and describe your personal work-related drivers. The exercises are grouped in three areas.
What I love
Investigate the values and work preferences that underpin your intuitions, decisions and life satisfaction, both inside and outside work. Your core drivers provide the foundations for your choices, successes and frustrations, so it is powerful and enabling if you can name and take full ownership of these.
What I am good at
Taking time to understand your true strengths and skills helps you to:
- be confident about what you already do well and what you want to do in future;
- create focused goals for your personal development;
- learn how to present your story and showcase your abilities in order to make persuasive applications for the positions to which you aspire.
Why I do it
Bringing together the insights about ‘what you love‘ and ‘what you are good at‘ with ideas about what really motivates you will help you to understand and explain ‘why‘ you enjoy what you enjoy doing and what underpins your commitment and success. Being clearer about ‘why‘ will help you to:
- evaluate options and make better decisions based on what is most important to you and your likely long-term satisfaction;
- explain clearly and succinctly how you like to work, what underpins your successes and why you enjoy doing the things you choose to do; and
- create clear and well supported job applications or suggestions for your growth and development at work.