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Matching your talents to your responsibilities

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Video: Matching your talents to your responsibilities

When you spend your time at work in your talents, you become very valuable to your employer, and you find greater job satisfaction, which leads to increased value per hour. Now we'll see just how aligned your current job is with your talents. In the previous video, I provided three resources for discovering your job responsibilities. The written job description, by asking your employer, and tracking your work activities over time. Now you can list those responsibilities on the Confirmed Responsibilities worksheet we have provided for you.

Matching your talents to your responsibilities

When you spend your time at work in your talents, you become very valuable to your employer, and you find greater job satisfaction, which leads to increased value per hour. Now we'll see just how aligned your current job is with your talents. In the previous video, I provided three resources for discovering your job responsibilities. The written job description, by asking your employer, and tracking your work activities over time. Now you can list those responsibilities on the Confirmed Responsibilities worksheet we have provided for you.

Also, if you completed the Talents worksheet, you'll have a list of one to three talents. List those at the top of this worksheet. Now review your list of responsibilities and put a check mark in the Talent column for any activity that matches one of your talents. For instance, I've listed that I'm doing bookkeeping, and one of my talents is working with numbers, so I am going to put a check mark in the Talent column. Continue doing this for all the responsibilities that you've listed.

At the end of this simple exercise, you'll begin to see how much your current job is aligned with your talents. In an ideal situation, you would have check marks on every responsibility, meaning that everything you do is aligned with your talents. However, it's likely that there will be areas where your responsibilities are not talents for you. I will talk about how to deal with that in the next video.

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