Correct Job: One That Makes You Creative
Dave Dorr Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
IF YOU are in an occupation that you're convinced is the wrong one, join the club. According to Milwaukee author Donald E. Seymour, 98 percent of Americans are not suited for the jobs in which they are mired.
"There is something that everyone can do better than anything else they do. Who can argue with that? But what is it?" Seymour said in a telephone interview.
Seymour, 73, a retired business executive, gathered much of his information while serving as acting director of vocational guidance at Conc ordia University Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Mequon. His book, "The Key to Your Unknown Talent" (Talent Discovery Press, $24.95) can be ordered by calling (414) 228-1266. It is Seymour's contention that none of us really knows our true talent, which means we wind up in a job that is the result of family environment or the influence of another person. A teacher, perhaps. Says Seymour, "There are 40,000 known occupations. What are the odds of a person being able to find that which is best for them based on health, emotion, senses and their capabilities? The answer is nil, except for something unrealistic or unnatural. Intuition, maybe." The right occupation, Seymour says, is a balance of the most interesting and challenging human activities that result in a rewarding, healthful life. Seymour searches for the correct occupation through a system of calculating and eliminating various tasks based on a person's mental and physical abilities. …