Where you do your best work

We all have different motivations and preferences. There’s something that each of us experience that makes us feel happy, fulfilled and successful. One of the goals of your job search should be creating that type of situation for yourself by selecting target companies that can offer you that environment and position opportunity. This exploration will not only help you select companies and positions. By including this information on your resume and profile (particularly in a summary or “about” section), you will attract recruiters and hiring managers because what you are sharing reflects the environment their company offers.

Note: please allow more than 30 mins to complete this exercise.

*Your answers will be shared with your Silver Lining coach to help facilitate your coaching sessions.

Prompt

When you are doing your best work – feeling happy and successful – what kind of environment are you in? Consider not only the physical environment but the situational environment. Is the company in growth mode? Do you have a lot of flexibility? What else is going on?

Action

Note down your thoughts on the environment of your professional experience where you feel you were doing your best work.

Prompt

When you are doing your best work, what are you doing? Are you building something? Are you making someone's life easier? Are you learning?

Action

Note down what you were doing in the professional experience where you feel you were doing your best work.

Prompt

When you are doing your best work, what talents do you enjoy leveraging? What skills or attributes would my manager or peers describe as key to my success?

Action

Think back to the professional experience where you feel you were doing your best work. Note down what talents were you leveraging.

Prompt

When you are doing your best work, what is your relationship to other people, both inside and outside the company? Who are you interacting with? How are you interacting with them?

Action

Think back to the professional experience where you feel you were doing your best work. Note down what relationships you had with other people.

Prompt

When you are doing your best work, what impact do you have on the company and people around you? How does that make you feel?

Action

Think back to the professional experience where you feel you were doing your best work. Note down what impact you had on the company and others around you. How did that make you feel?

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