Relating your Interests to suitable Careers

The aim of this blog is to make you understand your Interests and how they relate different Careers . They may well change, although, in most people, interests, like personality and abilities, remain remarkably stable. Having established where your interests are, the objective is to relate them to different careers. The process is designed to assist you to choose from different avenues of opportunity. It is not only to get you started, or, for those who are thinking of a second career, into something which may appeal to you more than your present job, but to persuade you to consider the long-term benefits of choosing one area rather than another.

 

Physical
This area covers work where you might be physically active, perhaps engaged in sport or working outdoors. At one end of the spectrum, physical work might be delicate, even artistic, while at the other it might be heavy, involving large equipment or machinery. It might require skills which are visual as well as mechanical. If you score highly in this area it is likely that you want to achieve something which is concrete. You might want to work by yourself on a task involving materials. Alternatively, you may want to use your experience and common sense in understanding and interacting with the environment. In this case, you may want to work alone and are prepared to do so often under harsh, sometimes dangerous conditions.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Physical -
COAST GUARD COOK MERCHANT SEAMAN NURSE MECHANIC VETERINARY MINER
SHIPPING PILOT ARTIST ARTIST


Experimenting
What probably appeals to you about this area is the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to analyse results. These interests suit you to science since you enjoy observing, recording and making deductions. Careers in this area require habits of study and precise work. An ability with mathematics is the common link with most although, if your interest is biology, you may be less mathematically grounded than if your interest is physics. Work in all the sciences is changing as rapidly as technology changes, so that new opportunities for experimentation arise through increasingly powerful computers. Although science appears to be dependent upon instrumentation, it still requires the same enthusiastic curiosity. Many areas of science are desperately short of qualified people while in others it is difficult to get a job even with a higher degree.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Experimenting -
ASTRONOMER MATERIALS SCIENTIST BACTERIOLOGIST MATHEMATICIAN BOTANIST
METEOROLOGIST CHEMIST MICROBIOLOGIST DIETITIAN OPTHALMIC ERGONOMIST
PHYSICIST EXPERIMENTAL RADIOGRAPHER PSYCHOLOGIST FORENSIC SCIENTIST SURGEON
COAST

 

Organization
This area is about administration. It could include financial matters, as well as legal ones. It is relevant to all institutions whether in the public or private sector since it involves the effective use of resources – whether people or materials. Since this area is concerned with making sure that decisions are carried out properly, you will need to coordinate the efforts of others. Your own approach will need to be structured and orderly. People who organize, whether it is in a small office or a large enterprise, often have enormous influence, simply because they are the ones who know most about what is going on. As a consequence, such positions also carry a good deal of responsibility. This is why qualifications are increasingly sought in aspirants for senior positions. However, it is still possible to learn through experience and there is no doubt that if you have the right potential you will get on. In larger organizations, senior positions are most likely to be occupied by people who have professional qualifications in banking, insurance, accountancy or similar.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Organization -
ACCOUNTANT CLERK SECURITIES ANALYST ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN COMPANY SECRETARY
ACTUARY FUND SOCIETY MANAGER/ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR LEGAL EXECUTIVE AUDITOR
PURSER CASHIER TAX INSPECTOR BANK CLERK RECORDS CLERK ASTRONOMER


Social 
Though every career involves contact with others at some point, your objective is to make people your focus. A high score in this area reveals how much you are prepared to assist others in their development. Your career may range from giving advice to devotedly caring for people who are unable to help themselves. Such careers are seldom easy and sometimes require an extreme measure of personal resourcefulness. For example, social workers who have the
best of intentions sometimes have to make decisions on behalf of others which cause stress to everybody concerned, whether professional or client. Before entering a career in this area it is as well to gain experience to make sure it is right for you. Success in this area depends upon personal judgment. Tact, patience and understanding are commodities you must have in abundance. A 'tough skin' is often required in situations where you may receive few thanks for your efforts. Of course, the rewards of seeing people improve make these careers worthwhile.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Social -
AMBULANCE CREW CAREERS ADVISER NURSE CHILDCARE OFFICER NURSERY NURSE
CHIROPODIST OSTEOPATH EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST HEALTH VISITOR
PROBATION OFFICER HOSTEL WARDEN REMEDIAL TEACHER

 

Words 
Though every career involves contact with others at some point, your objective is to make people your focus. A high score in this area reveals how much you are prepared to assist others in their development. Your career may range from giving advice to devotedly caring for people who are unable to help themselves. Such careers are seldom easy and sometimes require an extreme measure of personal resourcefulness. For example, social workers who have the best of intentions sometimes have to make decisions on behalf of others which cause stress to everybody concerned, whether professional or client. Before entering a career in this area it is as well to gain experience to make sure it is right for you. Success in this area depends upon personal judgment. Tact, patience and understanding are commodities you must have in abundance. A 'tough skin' is often required in situations where you may receive few thanks for your efforts. Of course, the rewards of seeing people improve make these careers worthwhile.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Words -
ACTOR/ACTRESS JOURNALIST CREATIVE WRITER LANGUAGE TEACHER EDITOR LIBRARIAN
HISTORIAN LITERARY CRITIC INTERPRETER PROOF READER


Business
If this is your highest preference you will be motivated by the chance to earn your living your own way. It is not about working by yourself, but working for yourself. This is true even if your business is running somebody else’s business on their behalf. Without a doubt, people who are most successful in this area run the business as if it were their own, whether it is or not. The responsibility and rewards for this type of career include all the attendant risks associated with failing to live up to the expectations people have of you and the specified or assumed promises you have made to them. For sure, in this career you are expected to have personal qualities of drive and determination. The especially attractive feature of this area is that it is open to anybody, regardless of qualifications, though leaders of large business almost always seek to acquire qualifications in order to improve their performance further. Whatever the size of business you work in, being able to spot an opportunity, together with the will to succeed, are still the essential attributes.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Business -
BROKER NEGOTIATOR BUSINESS CONSULTANT PERSONNEL DIRECTOR BUSINESS PERSON
POLITICAL AGENT EXPORTER/IMPORTER POLITICIAN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
RETAIL MANAGER MANAGING DIRECTOR SALES MANAGER MARKETING MANAGER

 

Artistic 
A preference in this area almost invariably indicates that you want to use your imagination and express yourself through art, music or dance. At a deeper level, it can often suggest, even though a person may not be artistically gifted, that he or she wants a career which allows freedom and the opportunity to use intuition.Whatever form of art you pursue, it is likely to contain plenty of hard work and dedication. The discipline required by artists is frequently unappreciated by those outside artistic professions. Also, many careers in art are relatively low paid, which is surprising in view of the length of time needed to study for qualifications. There are some people who are fortunate to become popular with comparatively little effort. So much in this area depends upon ‘what the public wants’ and whether you happen to be ‘at the right place at the right time’. Most creative careers do not carry any guarantees of security and income. Work may depend upon the piece of work you produce or may be linked to a short contract. More security of tenure exists if you work on a permanent basis as a member of a design team in a shop, with a manufacturer or in some other organization. These opportunities also give you more continuing contact with others. This is an important point, since many artists are prepared to follow a style of life which requires a great deal of self-reliance.
Following Careers require High Interest Level in Artistic -
ARCHITECT INTERIOR DESIGNER ARTIST MAKE-UP ARTIST DANCER MUSICIAN DRESSMAKER
SCULPTOR ENGRAVER SILVERSMITH FLORIST VISION MIXER GOLDSMITH WINDOW DRESSER
ILLUSTRATOR

 

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