Talent Development Manager Joke on talents
Alright, so you’ve finished your studies or are about to. Now what?
You’re probably thinking, “I’ll go hunt for an interesting job.” But how do you find one, and what even qualifies as “interesting”? Is it the job content that matters, how many hard skills you can acquire, having an inspiring boss who’s a mentor? Or is it landing a gig at a cool company that values your talents? With a boss who recognizes your strengths and lets you shine? At Ormit Talent, we firmly believe that investment in strengths is crucial for job satisfaction. And guess what? We’re not alone in this.
The perks of leveraging your talent
Studies show that in companies where people get to use their talents, there’s a 38% higher chance of achieving higher sales or production figures and a 45% higher chance of achieving greater customer satisfaction and loyalty. So that’s good news for companies. But what about you? Well, there’s more! When employees can do what they’re good at and receive recognition for it, their self-confidence goes up, they experience greater well-being, their resilience increases, and they’re less likely to look for other job opportunities.
When you can use your talents, work becomes a pleasure. Time flies, you go home physically tired but mentally charged, you grow as a professional, and you’re seen and appreciated.
What are my talents, though?
Talents tend to be a bit elusive for their owners. Using your talents feels natural; it doesn’t require effort. They might have always been there, and you just took them for granted. It’s usually when others point out that you’re good at something that you start to realize it. Or you notice that others lack that skill. Or you explicitly embark on a talent hunt. That’s exactly where we start with Ormit Talent’s traineeship. Because only when you know what your talents are can you consciously harness them and the positive benefits.
At Ormit Talent, we’re all about choosing your talent
We use the “Choosing Your Talent” model by Luk Dewulf for this. When I used it in my career coaching practice and saw how it consistently led to recognition and happiness when people realized their talents, I couldn’t help but smile. Plus, the model has some fun terms like idea fountain, busy bee, knowledge sponge, rumination cow, bridge builder, error detective, and so on. This inspired me to introduce it to my Ormit Talent colleagues. A few years and workshops later, not only our trainees but also the staff have taken the talent plunge. Loads of fun guaranteed!
What if you already have an idea about your talents?
Well, it’s time to translate that into your everyday professional life.
How? Let us explain with some examples:
Talents when you were a child
Were you good at drawing as a child?
Were you a great actor in school plays?
Did you have a wild imagination and always came up with fun game ideas or adventures?
➡️ Professionnal setting
➡️ You’ll probably enjoy making your presentations visually appealing.
➡️ Put those skills to use for inspiring presentations and meetings.
➡️ Use that creativity to brainstorm with your colleagues on how to improve products or processes. Or organize a fun team activity or after-work event.