Are you looking for a career that suits your personality? If you’re feeling lost or unsure of what you want to do with your life, don’t worry- you’re not alone. Even if you left school, college or university many years ago and are established in the workplace, you’ll know if your job isnt a good fit for you. Before taking the next step, it’s worth exploring how your personality type can play a big role in finding the perfect job for you.
Active people need active jobs
If you’re the type of person who loves to move around and can’t sit still for too long, then a job that requires you to be up and moving might be the perfect fit for you. There are many careers that require physical activity, such as personal training, fitness coaching, and physical therapy. Even something like an oil & gas production career path would be a good fit due to the physically demanding nature.
These jobs will allow you to use your energy and keep your body active while earning a living. If you’re interested in the outdoors, consider a job as gardener,a park warden, or environmental scientist. These careers will allow you to enjoy nature while also getting in some exercise. Even jobs that might not seem physically demanding, such as event planning, teaching or hospitality can still require a lot of walking, setting up and taking down equipment, and being on your feet for long periods of time.
Solo workers thrive in solo jobs
On the other hand, if you’re someone who values their alone time and prefers to work independently then a solo job is more likely to be a good match for you. There are many careers that offer solitude; freelance careers such as writing, virtual assisting, and graphic designing all allow you to work from home or a quiet office space and give you the autonomy to work on your own time.
If you love driving and don’t mind spending long periods of time alone, then a job as a truck driver or delivery driver might be a good fit for you. These jobs will allow you to see new places while also having the time and space to be by yourself. Not everyone thrives in workplace culture, not everyone enjoys being a member of a team or dealing with the public and that’s ok! If you know that you’re most comfortable and work best alone then take a route that suits this.
Academic folk need something challenging
If you’re an academic kind of person then mentally challenging jobs will often be the most appealing to you. These are jobs that require critical thinking, problem-solving, and a deep understanding of complex concepts. Having a job that requires you to constantly learn, grow, and expand your knowledge base will be essential for personal and professional fulfilment. Avoid jobs that are too repetitive and that don’t challenge you- some would enjoy this and see it as ‘easy money’ but you’ll quickly become bored and be incredibly unsatisfied in your work.
When you find a career that aligns with your personality, you’ll be much happier and more fulfilled in your work. You’ll be more motivated to wake up each day and excited to tackle new challenges which will lead to better performance and success. This benefits both you and your employer.
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