How to Use the Arranger Talent in your Career

February 11th 2021 in Coaching, Interviewing, Job Search, Negotiation, Strengths, Strengthsplanation

Possessing the Arranger talent makes you an incredible asset to any team or employer. Explaining how you use arranger to a future employer can sometimes be a challenge.  Here are some great tips to make it easier.

Understanding and leveraging our unique talent DNA can make finding work worth doing so much easier!  In this series, we examine each of the Clifton StrengthsFinder talent themes and identify ways each can be used to build a great career.  From resumes to interviewing, negotiation, and search strategy using your innate talents will transform your process.

Want to discover your innate talents and find work worth doing?  Contact us today! 


People exceptionally talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to determine how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.


Demonstrate Arranger in your resume

Flexibility is a vital part of successful projects, teams, and organizations.  If you are talented in the Arranger theme, you execute through organizing efficiently.  Demonstrate your Arranger theme by using these keywords when describing your accomplishments:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Analyze
  3. Encouragement
  4. Efficient/Efficiency
  5. Futuristic
  6. Planner
  7. Execution
  8. Productivity
  9. Cross-collaboration/Cross-functional collaboration
  10. Transformative

Infusing Arranger into your interviews

Sharing how your Arranger theme impacts your success and your team’s success is key to your interview strategy.  Be sure to share your flexible approach to getting things done.  Share examples of how you’ve executed a plan and been nimble when things change.

Demonstrate how you remain calm in ever-changing deadlines, and you successfully build cross-functional collaborations that break down silos.  Sharing a story about how you quickly identify and connect people with talents that complement and move the project/team/organization forward is also a great idea.

Win negotiations with Arranger

As an arranger, you see the big picture and how the pieces fit together.  This will be your advantage at the negotiation table. Once you know your absolute ‘yes’ and absolute ‘no’ numbers, start identifying opportunities for each party to get what they want and create a win/win counterproposal.  Even if the answer is ‘no’, by taking a logical approach, you demonstrate that you’ve thought about what will work for everyone and will likely negotiate a middle ground you can live with.  If not, continue building on your search strategy by identifying the opportunities and arranging them in a manner that sets you up for success.

Making Arranger the cornerstone of your career strategy

Building and maintaining a strategy throughout your career is key to success. This is especially true during times of job searching or pursuing promotions.  These can be trying times that make even the most talented and confident person doubt their abilities.  Use your arranger talent to see the big picture and build a plan by identifying each component of your network and how it can move your search forward.  Think of the search as a puzzle and begin fitting the pieces together to build the career you always wanted.

This is part of the Merrfeld Strengthsplanation series outline each of the Clifton StrengthsFinder talents and how you can use them to build the career of your dreams. Want to discover your innate talents and find work worth doing?  Contact us today! 

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