TUTORIAL

PROPASSIONAL®

Build a profile that uniquely describes your innate passion, natural aptitudes, and skills.

Don’t forget to click “Apply” to save your work after you are finished!

HEADLINE

Time to get creative! Capture who you are that makes you uniquely you using just a few descriptive words, including your innate and unique PASSION®, Strength®s, and Skills.

ABOUT YOU

You’re probably a pro when it comes to job applications, but cover letters and resumes are so yesterday! Resist the urge to reiterate the same pitch that keeps landing you in unsatisfying jobs – it does not do justice to your potential, your values, your innate professional passion, and more importantly, who you are. This is an opportunity to break free of the arbitrary employment traditions that have failed you and let the world get to know you on a deeper level, starting from your innate professional passion.

PASSION

Primary Professional PASSION®:

Information, People, or Things: most core personalities are based on just one of these constant dominant passions, and research suggests that professionals are most effective when their work is the natural outgrowth of only one of the three, as long as it’s the right one! So tell us – at the core of your being, what is your primary professional passion?

Example: I am passionate about People.

Secondary Professional PASSION®:

Your secondary professional passions are subdominant activities you enjoy and excel at that revolve around or relate to your primary professional passion.

Examples:

Secondary passion (if primary professional passion is Information): Journalism, writing articles through researching the target audience with interviews and questionnaires.
Secondary passion (if primary professional passion is Things): I love building structures for transportation and sustainability.
Secondary passion (if primary professional passion is People): I love to teach entrepreneurship to junior high students at public schools in disadvantaged communities.

STRENGTH

Strength®s reflect your innate competencies, professional track record, and other notable successes. Select all that apply. Here’s a great source for top 34 Strengths.

SKILL

Specific Skills

Choose the keywords that describe the skill sets you have developed through education and training.

Ex: Cost accounting, iPhone UI design, Nursing, Teaching English

Transferable Skills

Choose the keywords that describe the skills you have developed through jobs, volunteer work, hobbies, sports, or other life experiences. These should include any skills that can be used in your next job.

Example: coaching, identifying problems, motivating, negotiating

Unique Skills

These are the skills that set you apart from others. Provide phrases and keywords that highlight any rare and mission-critical skills you possess that were acquired through uncommon circumstances and conditions in your life and industry.

Example: I teach water aerobics to disabled soldiers.

OPPORTUNITY

Build a profile that uniquely describes the innate passion, natural aptitudes, and skills your opportunity requires.

Don’t forget to click “Apply” to save your work after you are finished!

HEADLINE

Time to get creative! Capture who you are and what you’re looking for using just a few descriptive words, including the unique PASSION®s, Strength®s, and Skills that are critical to your opportunity.

ABOUT OPPORTUNITY

It’s important to share what your opportunity is, but dig deeper and assess what your opportunity is about at its very core. What qualities make your best professionals stand out from the rest? What is it that you need more of? What Passions, Strengths, and Skills support your mission?

Example:

PaperStacks Inc. has been a family-owned paper packaging company since 1962, but we don’t believe in doing things a certain way just because that’s the way they’ve always been done. Our operations model is always evolving to keep up with the changing demands of society, and we are looking for flexible, solutions-oriented professionals who are passionate about helping us grow our customer base through genuine connection, not just invoice slips.

PASSION

Primary Professional PASSION®:

Information, People, or Things: most core personalities are based on just one of these constant dominant passions, and research suggests that professionals are most effective when their work is the natural outgrowth of only one of the three, as long as it’s the right one! What primary professional passion is most important in your opportunity?

Example: Loves working with people.

Secondary Professional PASSION®:

Secondary professional passions are subdominant activities that revolve around or relate to the primary career passion. In your opportunity, what secondary professional passions go hand-in-hand with the primary professional passion on which your opportunity pivots?

Example: PaperStacks employees teach free social-media strategy courses to local businesses.

Example:

Secondary passion (if required primary professional passion is Information): Journalism, writing articles, researching target audiences and profiles, researching with interviews and questionnaires.
Secondary passion (if required primary professional passion is Things): Building structures for transportation and sustainability.
Secondary passion (if required primary professional passion is People): Teaching entrepreneurship to junior high students at public schools in disadvantaged communities.

STRENGTH

Strength®s reflect the innate competency, professional track record, and other notable success that is required to thrive in your venture. Select all that apply. Here’s a great source for top 34 Strengths.

SKILL

Specific Skills

Choose the keywords that describe the skill sets prospective professionals to need to have learned through education and training.

Ex: cost accounting, Excel, HTML

Transferable Skills

Choose the keywords that describe the acquired transferable skills you are looking for. This includes skills prospective professionals have developed through jobs, volunteer work, hobbies, sports, or other life experiences.

Ex: coaching, identifying problems, motivating, negotiating

Unique Skills

These are the skills that set your ideal candidates apart from others. Provide phrases and keywords that highlight any rare and mission-critical skills relevant to the opportunity.

Example: Manage conflicting requirements between marketing and engineering projects.