Career Development Report
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Your Top Career Matches
The following are examples of occupations that are most suitable for you, based on your personality type and the expressiveness of its dimensions. The occupations are grouped according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classification. The annual median wage as reported by BLS is also provided.
|General and Operations Managers||$123K|
|Administrative Services Managers||$107K|
|Industrial Production Managers||$115K|
|Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$103K|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||$156K|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||$153K|
|Training and Development Managers||$123K|
|Careers in Military|
|Careers in Military||N/A|
|Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers||$141K|
|Community and Social Service|
|Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors||$61K|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||$50K|
|Computer Hardware Engineers||$123K|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineers||$106K|
|Computer and Mathematical|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$96K|
|Information Security Analysts||$104K|
|Software Developers and Software QA Analysts and Testers||$112K|
|Computer Network Architects||$115K|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||$127K|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$88K|
|Educational Instruction and Library|
|Engineering and Architecture Teachers||$110K|
|Political Science Teachers||$102K|
|Math and Computer Science Teachers||$91K|
|Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers||$103K|
Disclaimers: The list of example ocupations above is not intended to be a complete list of occupations for the personality type indicated. Occupations similar to the ones listed may also be suitable. There may be other occupations that are also suitable for your personality type. You may be successful and comfortable in occupations that are not listed above. The annual median wage numbers presented above may not be up-to-date with the latest U.S. BLS update.
Your Personality Type: ENTJ
People can be characterized by their preferences in four main areas (or dimensions) - each dimension is represented by two opposite preferences (or poles): Extraversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. The combination of these preferences determines personality type. Your personality type is:
ENTJ - Extraversion iNtuition Thinking Judging
What Does It Mean?
- You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (41%)
- You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (28%)
- You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)
- You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (41%)
Most Favourable Work Environment
ENTJs, like any other personality type, realize their potential and succeed when their workplace environment is in harmony with their core personality traits. According to the approach to personality used here, the core personality traits of ENTJs are logic and intuition.
They are characterized by their ability to make objective logical conclusions based on an understanding of the “big picture” and their knowledge of a broad range of subjects
- You are good at analysing facts, understanding how things work and discovering inter-dependencies.
- You are able to establish a strategy of actions.
Career Development Methods
Describes career development methods tailored to the specifics of your personality. Using these methods may help you in career advancement.
Understanding your own personality strengths and weaknesses is crucial for career development. This section outlines some methods you can use to leverage your natural personality strengths. As well, recognizing and understanding the personality types of other people you interact with in the workplace can help in establishing more effective relationships with these people. Here are some typological traits of your personality and some practical tips to achieve the best results.
Predominantly, ENTJs process and communicate information in a logical and conceptualized way, but it is not the same way some other types process and communicate information
This section lists your personality strengths. Use it for self-marketing. For example, you can incorporate the strengths into your resume, or mention them in an interview or at other appropriate situations to promote yourself.
- A visionary
- Very sociable
- Very rational
As with anyone else, some of your natural personality traits may become your weaknesses or become obstacles in successful career development. These “weaknesses” or pitfalls typically manifest themselves when certain workplace circumstances are in place. This section describes some pitfalls related to the specifics of your personality which you should be aware of, as well as some useful tips to help you manage these issues.
- Continuous routine at work will be stressful to you and will cause disappointment.
- If you are constantly caught in a routine and it makes you feel frustrated, perhaps it is time for a change. See if there is a way to diversify your routine, establish some room for creativity and make a use of your natural gifts.
- There are several common conflict resolution techniques
Career and Job Change
Outlines conditions and “symptoms” of when a career or job change may be desirable, from a standpoint of personality fit.
A successful career is often characterized not only by climbing up the corporate ladder within the same organization but also by making job or career moves in order to get an opportunity to utilize the strongest areas of one's personality, and therefore make work more fulfilling. Another reason is to reduce stress resulting from work demands that conflict with an individual’s natural personality traits and preferences, possibly causing severe frustration and burnout.
Use the worksheet below to assess your current workplace suitability.
On the scale of 1 - 10 evaluate the extent your current job matches the described characteristics in each of the 3 areas.
A higher score – the current job matches the characteristics to a greater extent
Part 1: Presence of Favourable Job Characteristics
- Provides certain room for creativity, need to generate solutions to complex problems
- Job calls for an objective and rational approach to solving problems
- Requires being highly professional
- Environment where your accomplishments are seen and recognized
- You will work to your full capacity and realize your natural potential when these conditions are in place
Part 2: Absence of Unfavourable Job Characteristics
- None, or few, routine tasks and administrative procedures
- Routine tasks and administrative procedures may cause stress and dissatisfaction to you
Part 3: Leadership Requirements of the Job
- Provide leadership
- Ensure others get the job done
- You possess noticeable leadership potential. You know how to manage and lead people to get a job done.
Total Score and Interpretation
Your total job compatibility score is:
If your total score is 23 or higher, there is no indication for career or job change.
If your total score is less than 14, you should seriously consider a career or job change to find a job that better fits your personality.
If your total score is 14-22 check which of the 3 areas received the least score. See if your present job responsibilities may be changed so they better fit the desired characteristics. If this is not possible, you may want to explore changing your job to a job that is a better fit for your personality.
Key Career-Related Traits
Personality Radar visually represents and summarizes strengths of the key workplace-related behavioural qualities of your personality.
The listing of these traits in order of expressivenes is presented below:
Leadership Potential The Leadership Potential (or the "Power index") is indicative of the drive to take a lead, win and be in charge. The higher the index, the higher the likelihood that the individual has natural leadership skills and takes leadership roles.
Visionary The Visionary index is indicative of the ability to shape and/or understand strategic vision and goals, see new opportunities, bring fresh approaches, and understand how things and events may develop.
Assurance The Assurance index refers to the ability to defend your point of view and the ability to accept criticism, as well as the ability to take responsibility for an action.
Resourcefulness The Resourcefulness index reflects the ability to deal creatively and effectively with difficult or unanticipated situations and/or find unconventional solutions.
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