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Personality and Job Fit: Find the right position for your natural traits

Are you in the right job for your personality?

The simple fact is, certain personality types naturally complement certain types of work. And when you work at a job that’s a great fit for you, you’re more likely to be happy, fulfilled in your work and successful.

Today, Wood Personnel presents some common personality categories (as they relate to the world of work), along with the types of jobs that are best suited to each:

Artistic: Do you enjoy creating? Working with forms, designs and patterns? Do you thrive on self-expression and frown upon rules? Do you enjoy working independently? Here are a few jobs that allow you to express yourself:

  • Graphic Artist
  • Interior Designer
  • Writer
  • Product Designer
  • Marketing Professional
  • Interpreter/Translator

Enterprising: Are you adept at starting up and carrying out plans? Do you have natural leadership skills, coupled with a desire to help people? Here are a few career paths to consider:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Front-line Supervisor
  • Detective/Criminal Investigator

Conventional: Do you enjoy working within an established framework of procedures and routines? Are you naturally drawn to data, as opposed to ideas? The following are great job titles for individuals with a conventional personality type:

  • Budget Analyst
  • Logistician
  • Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Mechanical: Do you enjoy hands-on work, where you can use facts, knowledge and reasoning to solve problems? Do you prefer to do things instead of just think about them? Are you focused on concrete results? Try one of these careers that balance hands-on action with reasoning skills:

  • Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Mechanic
  • Computer Specialist
  • Forensic Pathologist

Thinker: Do you value knowledge? Love analyzing ideas and theories? Are you great at learning, and then sharing that knowledge with others who can apply it? Do you enjoy working alone? Here are a few careers well suited to thinkers:

  • Computer Programmer/Analyst
  • Scientist/Researcher
  • Technical Writer
  • Strategic Planner

Leader: Are you self-confident individual and a natural organizer of both people and projects? Do people look up to you? Do you relish making decisions and solving problems? Do you prefer looking at the big picture – instead of focusing on detail-oriented tasks? Here are jobs suited to natural leaders:

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Life or Business Coach
  • Lawyer
  • Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur

Find the right job fit with Wood Personnel.

You’re more than just a resume or set of skills. Work with a Middle Tennessee employment agency like Wood Personnel, who matches you as a whole person – your skills, interests, personality and career aspirations – with the perfect employment opportunity. Contact Wood today or search Middle TN jobs here.