JOB SEARCH TIP: Yearnings—insights about strengths from Dr. Clifton

10 Aug


As referenced in the prior post, Dr. Donald O. Clifton identified five indicators that can help you determine if you have strengths which you could promote and apply to a new job.

The first is yearnings.

We often have a feeling that “I might like that job”—that’s a yearning.

It’s a good place to start to search for your talents, so think about those things for which you have yearned for when it comes to work.

Although yearnings are a good place to start, we often have yearnings for which we may not have the talent. For example, I LOVE to play golf (a yearning), but I’m awful at golf! In this case my yearning is not an indicator of talent.

The inspirational speaker Orison Marden: “When we begin to desire a thing, to yearn for it with all our hearts, we begin to establish relationship with it in proportion to the strength and persistency of our longing and intelligent effort to realize it.”

Yearnings are a start. Think about your yearnings, as they may lead you on a journey to the work that would really speak to you.

The posts for the next couple weeks are inspired by a man who inspired me, Donald O. Clifton.

There are free training videos on the web site of my faith community:

#career #careercoach #jobhunting #careers #jobsearch #strengths

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