Friday, March 27, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #237: Clergy

What They DoClergy are some of the formal leaders within certain religions. The roles and functions of clergy vary in different religious traditions but these usually involve presiding over specific rituals and teaching their religion's doctrines and practices. (Wikipedia)

While similar to the role of a priest, clergy are more focused on the formal management of religious sects and orders. What talents might enable someone to excel at this position? Here are five suggestions:

Arranger and Command: To lead an organization

Belief and Significance: To keep the faith and help others do the same

Developer: To not only help a religious order survive modern times, but thrive

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #236: Feng Shui Consultant

What They DoFeng a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. (Wikipedia)

What would it take to excel in a job that advises people on how to arrange their dwellings to maximize health and prosperity? Here are five suggestions:

Achiever and Maximizer: To make a client's project be the very best it can be

Analytical: To diagnose the root causes of an environment’s imbalance

Connectedness and Harmony: An understanding of how different factors (objects, layouts, etc.) combine with each other to create a desired effect

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #235: Priest

What They DoA priest or priestess (feminine) is a person authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. (Wikipedia)

As long as humans have held religious beliefs, there have been certain individuals granted the status of communicating with and representing deities and higher powers. These people have a special place in society, providing spiritual and in some cases legal guidance to others.

What are the talents that help someone excel at this position? Here are five suggestions:

Belief and Context: A confidence in things that may not be observable in the world, as well as the importance of those things, which leads one to closely study and appreciate the codes, rituals, and history of one's belief system

Communication and Connectedness: A talent that allows one to describe and conduct rituals to others, and guide others in the tenants of a faith and how it relates to their lives

Discipline: The ability to stick to and repeat certain beliefs and rituals, leading by example in the way one practices one's belief system

Monday, March 16, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #234: Art Conservationist

What They Do"...conservation or art conservation focuses on protection and care of tangible cultural heritage, including artwork, architecture, archaeology, and museum collections (also referred to as "conservation and restoration" or "preservation"). Conservation activities include examination, documentation, treatment, and collections care, otherwise known as preventive conservation. As a technical discipline, conservation of cultural heritage is supported by conservation science research concerning materials, design, techniques, and aesthetics, and conservators/restorers require specialized training in conservation and restoration techniques." (Wikipedia)

Job Perks: Protecting mankind's store of cultural knowledge, spending the day around fascinating examples of art

What are the talents that would make someone excel at this position? Here are five examples:

Achiever and Restorative: To take action to make things better

Context: An appreciation of what has been done in the past and its significance in the present

Deliberative and Focus: To carefully zero in on minute details and make the kinds of needed maintenance on pieces without destroying the whole

Friday, March 13, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #233: Stunt Performer

What They Do: A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, or daredevil, is someone who performs dangerous stunts...A stuntman or stuntwoman typically performs stunts intended for use in a motion picture or dramatized television. Stunts seen in films and television include car crashes, falls from great height, drags (for example, behind a horse) and explosions. (Wikipedia)

Filmed entertainment and education (movies, commercials, documentaries) are always in need for people who can perform dangerous or difficult stunts. What talents might enable someone to excel at this kind of job? Here are five suggestions:

Arranger and Deliberative: Someone who is very careful about putting the right pieces into place to make a stunt work safely and effectively

Input and Discipline: To understand all the factors involved in performing a stunt (equipment used, physics principles involved, etc), following procedures to the letter so no room is left for error

Self-Assurance: The confidence required to put oneself in a dangerous situation, knowing things are under control and the outcome will be as planned

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #232: Mover

What They Do: A moving company, removalist, or van line is a company that helps people and businesses move their goods from one place to another. (Wikipedia)

Movers are always in demand and their job can never been outsourced overseas. They can also potentially make a very good living. Not only houses need moving services. Office buildings, museums, concert and festival venues, and other high-volume, high-value, and high-paying customers need reliable movers who know how to get the job done.

What are the talents that may be involved in someone excelling at this job? Here are five suggestions:

Achiever: Someone who has the energy and endurance for physical tasks

Arranger and Deliberative: The ability to safely move and transport items in an organized way, making sure the mover(s) and the thing(s) being moved don’t get damaged

Discipline: The ability to stick to schedules and appointments, so that customers aren’t kept waiting and jobs don’t get delayed

Responsibility: Someone who naturally takes ownership of projects, making sure jobs are done correctly and possessions placed in their care are handled with the utmost professionalism

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #231: Computer Network Administrator

What They Do: A network administrator is individual that is responsible for the maintenance of computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network including the maintenance and monitoring of active data network or converged infrastructure and related network equipment. The actual role of the network administrator will vary from place to place, but will commonly include activities and tasks such as network address assignment, management and implementation of routing protocols such as ISIS, OSPF, BGP, routing table configurations and certain implementations of authentication (e.g.: challenge response, etc.).

In smaller organizations, network administrators may also be technically involved in the maintenance and administration of servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, IP Phones, personal digital assistants, smart phones, software deployment, security updates and patches as well as a vast array of additional technologies inclusive of both hardware and software. (Wikipedia)

In an ever-increasingly technological world, this digital “jack of all trades” job is one of the most vital positions a company has. What are the talents that might make someone excel at this kind of position? Here are five suggestions:

Achiever: A natural desire to get things done, and done well so others can do their jobs

Analytical and Input: To diagnose and understand the many technical issues that need to be addressed and monitored. Also, to gain knowledge of new hardware and software development

Maximizer and Restorative: A knack for fixing what’s broken, as well as getting the most out of existing technologies and systems

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Job Strengths Profile #230: Business Consultant

What They Do: A consultant (from Latin: consultare "to discuss") is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields . A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. (Wikipedia)

Job Perks: Potentially high salary, opportunities to work on a variety of different projects in different fields

What are the talents that might make someone excel at this position? Here are five suggestions:

Achiever and Maximizer: Someone willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the hours needed to tackle a client’s problem

Analytical and Input: The ability to study and understand a specific business problem and provide workable solutions

Woo: A natural way of working with different clients, gaining their trust, and convincing them of the right solutions