Some of our acquired knowledge may lay dormant in a life chapter or two, only to become relevant again in some later situation.
For example, fundraising organizational skills once used in a non-profit setting at the beginning of a career may not be drawn upon again until much later when we are working as a parent helping raise funds for the local elementary school.
Problem solving is valued highly in our economy, and is something evaluated for in school, university and the workplace.
Employers hope that every new recruit brings a fresh perspective to old ‘problems’, or challenges, that their business faces.
As we navigate through life, we continually add new perspectives to reshape the ideas we currently have stored in our brains.
In the workplace, we are always refining and adding to what we know.
Working out a candidate’s ability to solve problems is therefore a big part of the recruitment process.
As a result, demonstrating strong problem solving skills can be the secret to success when applying for a job, and throughout your subsequent career.
She is the co-founder of Strategic People Solutions.com, an organization that helps businesses develop strong leaders while creating a culture where self-improvement is an intrinsic part of the organization’s value system.
Ann works with clients to develop a strategic path towards the life they’ve always imagined.