Psychometric strengths assessments are widely used in career development but it may not be clear which one would be most useful for you if you’re seeking to make changes to your career. This article looks at two tools that measure ‘strengths’: CliftonStrengths® and the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. It explains their origins, similarities and differences, and when and how they might be used in career coaching.
Character strengths are inner resources that we can draw upon in times of adversity. They provide a framework for taking action that feels positive, empowering and authentic to who we are.