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Applying Talents in Career Discovery

Applying Talents in Career Discovery

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life".  You will work approximately 90,000 hours from the time you graduate college to retirement at age 65.  That is a lot of time to spend doing something if you dread getting up every morning.  Choosing a career is about finding the right fit.  Think about the following questions:

What would I love to do, if I didn't have to worry about making money and if I knew I could not fail?

What energizes you and gets you out of bed in the morning?

Where do you find deep gladness in your life? Are there things you likd to do? Things that come fairly easy to your, and when finished, you have more energy than when you started?

Is there a need that catches your attention? What part of the world's deep hunger moves your heart?

What brings you great gladness? What things bring energy to your life?

Below is a list of the 34 talents.  Find those in your top 5 and click on each one to review the tips for exploring career opportunities. Contact Career Services to schedule time to visit with one of their Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coaches.

Achiever  
Activator  
Adaptability  
Analytical  
Arranger  
Belief  
Command  
Communication  
Competition  
Connectedness  
Consistency  
Context  
Deliberative  
Developer  
Discipline  
Empathy  
Focus  
Futuristic  
Harmony  
Ideation  
Includer  
Individualization  
Input  
Intellection  
Learner  
Maximizer  
Positivity  
Relator  
Responsibility  
Restorative  
Self-Assurance  
Significance  
Strategic  
Woo  

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