Before you begin writing your résumé, making phone calls, and attending networking functions you should truly know who you are if you are serious about your personal career path. CHUVA group’s philosophy on staying competitive during the interview process is “To effectively position yourself as the perfect candidate for a position you must be able to communicate openly and honestly who you are and what you know to a potential employer.”
To help you do this, there is one area of personal development that you MUST know; your behavior. How do you respond to problems and challenges, influence others, respond to the pace of the environment and how do you respond to rules and procedures set by others?
Can you communicate this succinctly and effectively to a potential employer? If not, I recommend taking the DISC behavioral assessment. It’s very inexpensive and will gain you great rewards, not only during the interviewing process, but throughout your career.
Identify Your Behavior Type
Behavioral research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves, both their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their work environment. Your behavior is a necessary and integral part of who you are. In other words, much of your behavior comes from “nature” (inherent), and much comes from “nurture” (our upbringing). It is the universal language of “how we act”.
I would like to share with you how important it is to identify your Behavior types. There are many assessments that are on the market that are not scientifically valid. That is why CHUVA group utilizes the DISC behavior assessment by Bill J. Bonnstetter who is in the forefront in the development of the world’s leading assessments and validates assessment-based solutions that drive results.
This report measures four dimensions of normal behavior. The reports identifies how you:
- Respond to problems and challenges. (Dominance)
- Influence others to your point of view. (Influence)
- Respond to the pace of the environment. (Steadiness)
- Respond to rules and procedures set by others. (Compliance)
When you take the assessment the results will not be shocking. And it shouldn’t. What your report will do for you is help you describe yourself in a more organized structure so that you better communicate who you are to an interviewer. It’s a tool that can help you “openly and honestly communicate who you are” and do it more effectively.
For example, if an interviewer asked if you are organized and you knew you were not, how would you respond? Would you say you were organized just to look favorable to the interviewer, or would you know how to answer honestly without appearing negative? Instead of being misleading, consider the following response:
“Actually I recently took a self assessment and identified that organizational skills are not one of my natural strengths. Although this position calls for creative talents, which is one of my natural strengths, I recognize that being organized is an inherent part of working with any team in order to meet deadlines. To help me with my organizational skills I use Outlook on my computer for my schedule and I keep a clock on my desk to keep my appointments focused. Doing this has really improved my organizational skills and making my tasks at hand very attainable.”
Do you see how this honest response could help position you in a positive light? First, you took initiative to learn about yourself to help you develop your professional skills. Second, you did not pretend to be something you are not. There are few, if any, people who are talented in all areas. Honesty about yourself reflects a mature understanding of the facts involved, and working to improve yourself shows true motivation.
Your DISC assessment will not only help you understand your strengths and challenges so that you can better approach the interview process, but it will also help you once you get the job. You will learn to identify coworker’s behaviors and how to adapt your behavior to help communicate more effectively with them.
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