Nissar Ahamed in Career Transition, Career Management, Career Development Founder || Editor-in-chief || Growth Hacker • Oct 3, 2016 · 1 min read · +700

Career Paths To Match Your Personality

Career Paths To Match Your Personality

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Are you the type of person who knew what career you wanted? Or did you sail through school and college not having a clue?

For some people, the simple idea of just knowing what career path to take can be daunting. How are you suppose to know what you want to do with your life?

The truth is, the quicker you come to this decision about the direction you are going to take, the better it is for you. So if you are struggling to get to grips with the different careers idea, then why not match something your personality?

Here’re a few suggestions to get you started.

The Competitive Streak

If you find yourself a little competitive then why not consider a career in sales. With targets to chase each month and the possibility of earning big bonuses, it can nurture your competitive streak. Working within a team develops healthy competition and will motivate you to make those sales each day. A sales environment can be quite thrilling, and the buzz of landing that sale is a feeling no one can describe.

An Energetic Lifestyle

Maybe you are more of the sporty type. Perhaps you love the gym or just being active in general. Then you may want to consider a career in the fitness or sports sector.

One idea would be to train as a personal trainer, helping people change their lifestyles. You might ought to consider teaching a sport that you are particularly skilled. Or perhaps just working in the leisure industry would be enough to satisfy your energetic personality. Working as part of the gym staff or something more specific like being a Lifeguard.

A Caring Nature

If you have more of a caring nature and personality, then you might want to consider a career where you get to help people each day. Perhaps saving lives will become your thing, where becoming a doctor or even a surgeon might be the right direction for you.

Alternatively, you could consider working in a hospital or becoming a nurse. Thankfully if you become qualified then getting a job online is made easier with your registered nurse job profile. Which could enable you to seek out potential employment opportunities.

The Creative Type

Career Paths To Match Your Personality

Sometimes we are looking for a career that is a little different. You could be particularly creative in the medium of words or drawing. Then making use of those skills could be a valuable option for the career path you choose. You could become a writer, perhaps creating a book or writing for publications. If art is more your thing then creating branding and logos, or even your own exhibition of work.

A Mind for Numbers

If you have a head for figures, then there is plenty of career paths that will suit your skills. Accountancy and teaching are just of the ways you can make use of your mathematical skills. All companies will require accounts or an accounts team, so there is always an abundance of jobs out there.

I hope this has provided you with a little inspiration on what you could do based on your personality.

@Nissar Ahamed...very Inspiring . I like the way you channel the things one likes, positive attributes and selecting a career path. Recently I've been speaking with my daughter...she spent a lot of her academic time in primary and high school on the sciences, and thought she wanted and should pursue medicine or chemistry type career, as she is quite good in subject areas. She started university and not long after realised she did not like it at all. Thankfully she caught this in time. She likes human resources, problem solving and negotiation...which she discovered by taking a break from studies.( Currently ). These decisions are not cast in stone, but selecting a career requires a lot of thought and understanding of oneself.
Excellent offering!

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Franci Eugenia Hoffman Oct 12, 2016 · #2

I agree, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, this is a nice summary. Useful suggestions for those ready to embark or a career or career change.

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Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Oct 12, 2016 · #1

Nice summary - neatly presented and great for students as young as high school. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thought you may like this for business @Renée Cormier, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke. 🎀

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