When you want to get a job or go for a job interview, or even when you are writing your resume and cover letter, do you know what your soft skills are?
Do you know what personal qualities the employer is looking for?
Your writing can help…
You may think you know yourself pretty well, but by examining your handwriting you may find other gifts and strengths you hadn’t thought of marketing for the job.
Here are some job applications for personality traits and how to identify them from writing.
The ability to concentrate well on the job in hand: shows in small writing.
Ability to sway others to your point of view with passion, feeling and persuasivieness: your writing will have a far right slant.
Ability to persuade others to your point of view using cool, analytical logic: your writing will be upright, with sharp V formations at the baseline.
Creative, imaginative, always coming up with new ideas: your writing will have large upper loops on l,k,f, h
Good at turning ideas into practicalities, making them work, taking action on them: your writing will show large lower loops on j,y,g,f
Clear thinking: your writing will have no “lead in” strokes on the letters. This traits is a two edged sword. It also means blunt and direct – so not appropriate if extreme diplomacy is required! (also shown in above illustration)
Well organized: you will have equally balanced top and bottom to your lower case “f” (illustrated in the “f” above)
Loyalty: you’re i-dots will just be round dots, not drawn lines or shapes or jabs. (illustrated in the word “enjoying” above)
There are a great many more traits that can be found in handwriting that can help you get a job, or as an employer, help you hire the right person.
It obviously would not be a good idea to claim to the employer you have any particular quality because it shows in your handwriting! Employers, at least in North America, are not that enlightened yet.
So once you’ve identified the qualities you want the employer to know about, think back, and come up with real life, true stories of when you used these qualities, and have these ready to offer at the interview.
In tough times, it’s the extra something you offer the employer that is likely to get you the job.
- Know yourself.
- Know what you can offer.
- And make sure you tell the employer about it, and the benefits it will bring to him (or her).
Please contact me if you have any questions.