Career Coaching Cards Explained: Do I understand my gaps and opportunities for development? 

Nobody is the finished product. Do you know what you need to work on?

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Bill Gates said it best when he said: “We all need people to give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” And of course, we all have appraisals and formal performance review processes to help guide us along the way. But sometimes, once-yearly career discussions aren’t quite enough, and we may need to be a bit more proactive in finding out what our skills gaps & development areas are. 

At Let’s Talk Talent, we believe in taking charge. So when it comes to making yourself the best version that you can be, and reaching your potential why wait for an end-of-year performance review? Ask your manager and your network what your blind spots are. Proactively do free strengths tests to benchmark yourself and truly get to know your motivations and drivers. Send texts to friends, ask questions and really take the time to understand your de-railers and the things that could potentially scupper you. 

Feedback doesn’t just have to be about professional skills. Emotional intelligence is a tool that can help anyone navigate tricky situations whether at work or at home. So don’t limit yourself to the kind of attributes and behaviours you think will get you a linear promotion. Do a full 360 review of your strengths and areas to work on and put together a plan to improve those. 

And if you need any help, book a meeting now. We’d love to help you thrive and unlock your potential so you can get to the next stage of your career. 

Watch out for the next blog in our career progression 52 blog series.

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This is a new series of blog posts, that explain our Career Coaching cards in more depth.

Our deck of cards contain 52 questions that help guide better career conversations and connect more with the individuals you’re having these conversations with.

Each week we are releasing a question from our deck with a little more information about why we think this question is a good question and what you are looking to get out of it when you ask it.

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