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More about York Strengths

York Strengths is part of York Futures, the University's employability offer to students.

What is a 'strength'?

Can Do. Love To.

Strengths, in this context, are those things you are good at and love to do. Strengths are different to skills or competencies, which can be learned and practised successfully, but which may not motivate or energise the user. When you are using a strength you feel energised - they are who we are at our best.

Take a look at the nine strengths below, click on the title to see a short video about each, and start exploring what your strengths might be. Look out for your invitation to join the York Strengths Programme or follow the links below to find out more.

The nine strengths

Organisational Fit Seeker

Organisational Fit Seekers are driven to achieve an excellent fit between their true selves and the work that they do, guided by an in-depth awareness of their values and beliefs.

Problem Solver

Problem Solvers relish the opportunity to analyse complex information, feeling energised by the problem as well as the solution.

Pioneering Thinker

Pioneering Thinkers are stimulated by change, continually approaching challenges in original and innovative ways.

Self Improver

Self Improvers take every step to achieve their full potential, actively seeking out honest feedback that will help them develop as a person.

Agile Learner

Agile Learners have a love of learning, and the capacity to acquire and apply new knowledge at pace.

Resilient Achiever

Resilient Achievers constantly push themselves to work hard and achieve their goals, using setbacks as springboards to go on and achieve even more.

Digital Connector

Digital Connectors enjoy the opportunities inherent in new technologies, being driven to exploit digital platforms to their full potential across many different applications.

Relationship Builder

Relationship Builders build honest relationships based on trust and credibility, feeling energised by collaborating with others and working towards shared goals.

Authentic Communicator

Authentic Communicators engage with people of all cultures and at all levels in an honest and respectful manner, adapting their style but remaining true to what they believe.