How to Get Hired for Your Strengths

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

In today’s fast-paced world, finding career happiness can seem like a daunting task. Many people feel stuck in jobs that don’t align with their strengths or passions. They may be unaware of what they are truly capable of and what they have to offer. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. By identifying and leveraging your unique strengths, you can unlock a world of possibilities and create a career that brings you joy and fulfillment.

The Importance of Recognizing Your Strengths

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to finding career happiness is not recognizing our own strengths. We often undervalue what we are naturally good at and don’t realize the value we can bring to the world. This can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and a lack of fulfillment in our work.

But here’s the thing: when you tap into your natural strengths, you can’t help but add value. Your unique abilities and talents are what make you special and set you apart from others. By embracing and leveraging your strengths, you can make a meaningful impact and find true happiness in your career.

Identifying Your Strengths

So, how do you go about identifying your strengths? There are many tools and assessments available that can help you gain insights into your unique abilities. One such assessment is the CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly known as StrengthsFinder). This assessment provides language and understanding to articulate your strengths in a way you may not have considered before.

However, it’s important to approach these assessments with the right mindset. They are not magic bullets that will instantly reveal your perfect career path. Instead, they are tools to help you gain self-awareness and a deeper understanding of what truly brings you joy and fulfillment.

Creating Alignment

Once you have a clearer picture of your strengths, the next step is to create alignment between your strengths and your career. This can be a transformative process that may involve making changes in your current job or even pursuing a new career altogether. It’s about finding the intersection of what you are great at, what adds value to the world, and what brings you joy.

It’s important to remember that creating alignment doesn’t necessarily mean starting from scratch or throwing away everything you’ve worked for. It’s about taking what you already have and finding ways to leverage your strengths in a way that brings you fulfillment. It’s about taking control of your journey and shaping your career the way you want.

Overcoming Challenges

Finding career happiness is not always easy. There may be challenges along the way, such as fear of losing what you have, uncertainty about what you want to do, and concerns about financial stability. These are common fears and concerns that many people face when contemplating a career change.

But here’s the thing: the fear of change should not hold you back from pursuing a career that truly aligns with your strengths and brings you happiness. It’s important to recognize that you are deserving of a fulfilling career and that it is possible to find happiness and financial success at the same time.

Taking the First Step

If you’re ready to take control of your career and find happiness in your work, the first step is to make the decision that you no longer want to settle for less. You deserve to have a career that brings you joy and fulfillment, and it’s up to you to make that happen.

There are many resources available to help you on your journey. One such resource is Happen to Your Career, a company dedicated to helping individuals identify their strengths and connect them to real-world opportunities. They offer one-on-one coaching, assessments, and a podcast featuring stories of individuals who have found career happiness by leveraging their strengths.

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Reach out to resources like me and start taking steps towards creating the career you’ve always dreamed of.


Finding career happiness is possible when you tap into your unique strengths and align them with your work. By recognizing your strengths, embracing them, and leveraging them, you can create a career that brings you joy and fulfillment. It’s time to take control of your career and happen to it, rather than letting it happen to you.


Moving Ahead


People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ careers

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

easier. Those things can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues. 

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2800 episodes. 


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