From an early age, instructions from family members and educators along with messages from the media, act as the compass we use to guide us. At the same time, your own unique inborn personality type begins to emerge. With time, your natural preferences and tendencies become evident in school and at work. That’s when it’s time to toss the compass and begin using your own goals, preferences and skills as tools to help you choose the career and/or educational route that is best for you.
Knowledge of personality type gives you a unique advantage when choosing a career. Based upon over a half-century of research, type experts have identified a broad spectrum of careers that may appeal to persons of each type. My Intuitive personality type is reflected in my love of writing, whether it’s a research paper or a Dr. Seuss style rhyme. At the same time, I am fascinated by criminal investigative shows as well as medicine. If I had a knack for the sciences and the stomach for the nasty things you see in hospitals and crime scenes, Dr. Pickell would probably be working in the Medical Examiner’s office or the E.R.
If you have a career in mind which is not commonly pursued by people of your personality type, don’t abandon your idea. All types can be found in a given job or field. The workers just use different strategies to get the job done. Upon entering the workforce, it’s best to pursue a career where you can use your natural preferences. As you become more comfortable using new skills and strategies, you may be ready to try something new. With a career goal in mind, knowledge of your personality type and a good strategy, you’ll be ready for your career journey. Contact Career Crossing and get started!