What is the Strengths Profile?
Before we dive into the Strengths Profile Career Guide, let us understand a little about Strengths Profile. Strengths Profile is an assessment tool created by Cappfinity, developed by Dr Alex Linley, a leading expert in the area of Positive Psychology.
Strengths Profile helps you to understand, appreciate, and develop your own and others’ strengths. Your unique Profile will reveal what you perform well at and what energises you, together with your career suggestions giving you the ability to achieve great things.
The assessment will show you up to 21 (introductory profile) or all 60 (expert profile) strengths organized in four quadrants.
Why use the Career Guide?
The Strengths Profile Career Guide included in the individual profiles is a catalyst that will transform any career coaching conversation. By knowing your current and untapped strengths, and which career sectors align to these, you’ll be on your way to a better future. The Strengths Profile is recommended for anyone from 16 years old and above.
Is it reliable?
According to Strengths Profile, the guide is “a scientific, practical and revolutionary way to help people unlock their potential and explore future career choices. Based on 43 career sectors and data from 85 countries and 60,000 people it reveals 6 recommend careers for your realised strengths and 2 careers for your unrealised strengths.”
With more than 15 years of strengths knowledge and research, the company gathered data from different roles and examined the strengths they used. With this robust approach, the report generated is of high reliability.
Who should use this career guide?
Individuals who are drained from current work and job seekers who are unsure of what industry to venture should try the Strengths Profile assessment and Career Guide. The career coaches from the Career Service Centre at Warwick University use the Strengths Profile with their students and 20% of the participants felt they secured their job placement because of the assessment.
In the UK, 34% of the employers include strengths-based questions in their application processes. If you are planning for a mid-career switch, knowing which job sectors to enter will reduce stress and enable you to perform well in your new arenas.
Sample of the Career Report
The report will show 6 career suggestions based on your current strengths – what you perform well at, enjoy and use it often.
What is valuable is knowing your potential career suggestions. This is based on your untapped strengths – what you perform well at, enjoy but use less often.
How do I use the ‘potential career suggestions’ in the Career Guide?
The report recommended two sectors based on your unrealised strengths – the things you are good at and enjoy but aren’t getting the opportunity to use often. These sectors will be more of a surprise than the ones based on your realised strengths. Please take note that it is likely you will need to upskill and develop these strengths further in order to achieve success in these sectors.
What if I don’t resonate with the
recommended sectors in my Profile?
It is likely you are not aware or may not resonate with the recommended job sectors but it is a good thing to consider new opportunities and areas for future growth.
What is the difference between Strengths Profile’s families’ distribution and Strengthsfinder’s themes?
The Strengthsfinders or the CliftonStrengths assessment is another strengths tool that uncover your unique combination of 34 themes.
The Strengthsfinder themes are sorted into four domains:
For Strengths Profile, the five strengths families are conceptual groupings of the 60 strengths. Each strengths family contains a set of strengths that share related characteristics.
They are designed to provide a framework that might help you understand the patterns of strengths in your Profile.
What are the list of Strengths?
- Change Agent
- Emotional Awareness
- Esteem Builder
- Moral Compass
- Personal Responsibility
- Rapport Builder
- Relationship Deepener
- Self- awareness
- Self- belief
- Strategic Awareness
- Time Optimiser
- Work Ethic
Emunah Coaching and Training
We are certified Strengths Profile coach at Emunah Coaching and Training. If you are feeling drained from work or not sure which career sector to join, we invite you to sign up for the assessment and coaching today. You can connect with us via Whatsapp or through our social media channels.