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Olga commented on Personal strength based learning

Hi Kate,

Thanks a lot for your comment! I am thinking more in a direction, that everybody is good at something. The problem often is that we don't know what we are good at and we can think that what we are good at is a too narrow, small skill that there is no real occupation for it. So, sometimes we just need inspiration to start developing the "talent seed" inside of us.
At the same time the openness of the world via the internet and social media could be a great way to open career development opportunities through 1) providing inspiration of how can people practically utilize their skills; 2) better access to the education/further development opportunities in that area; 3) give access to people who have advanced in a specific area that the person has a skill at; 4) as well via the social unions/employment centers provide insights on job openings, availability and compensations in that specific area;
For example. Lets say I am good at taking photos. With the open social network I can be inspired further on 1) how to develop my skill further; 2) how can i practically commercialize it; 3) get access to the job openings in different areas where I can apply my skill.
Hope it makes sense!

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Olga commented on Personal strength based learning

Hi Teo,
Yes, exactly! Great idea! One can use these strengths profiling tools to understand the signature profiles and get inspiration for areas that individual can explore. It should be though affordable also for the younger people who are just stepping on the career path, ideally managed by their high schools to help them start exploring and understanding their strength. Though I guess it is also a thin line of not killing ones dreams and inspiration by "some" test that maybe they filled in wrong since they don't had enough experience to use for the reference yet.