Talent Tuesday: Developer

What do we mean by Developer? 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder results describe this talent theme as follows; “You see the potential in others. Very often, in fact, potential is all you see. In your view no individual is fully formed. On the contrary, each individual is a work in progress, alive with possibilities. And you are drawn toward people for this very reason. When you interact with others, your goal is to help them experience success. You look for ways to challenge them. You devise interesting experiences that can stretch them and help them grow. And all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth — a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence or of “flow” where previously there were only halting steps. For you these small increments — invisible to some — are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction. Over time many will seek you out for help and encouragement because on some level they know that your helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to you.”

If the above description describes you, be sure to read below for career tips and tricks tailored to your strengths!

People who are especially talented in the Developer theme 

Career Search Tips for Developer Talents:

  • Seek roles in which your primary responsibilities will be in facilitating growth. Teaching, coaching, or managing might prove especially satisfying for you.
  • Notice when your friends and colleagues learn and grow, and enhance their growth by sharing your specific observations.
  • Identify the mentor or mentors who recognized something special inside you. Take the time to thank them for helping you develop, even if this means tracking down a former teacher and sending him or her a letter.
  • You are a natural encourager. Take the time to call, text, or email people who need your encouragement most.

Below is a video created by the Gallup Strengths Center that goes into more detail about the Developer Talent Theme and how it can help you on your path to success!

By Rachel Linehan
Rachel Linehan CareerEdge Manager Rachel Linehan