We are constantly told how important social skills are to career success. But what if you don’t have many people skills — and don’t want to acquire any, either? Here’s a look at five stimulating, well-paying jobs where the quality of your work matters more than your ability to schmooze.
Introverts are sticklers for authenticity. When it comes to their jobs and careers, they strive to “do what they are.” Despite the beauty of this ideal, they often run into difficulties when it comes to its real-world actualization.
Your personality traits provide insight into the type of work that will make you happy. That’s why we’ve put together this handy infographic, to help you as you consider your career path. Use it to find out what jobs your personality is best suited for, and you will be one step closer to career fulfillment.
Most of us were encouraged to be artistic when we were children. From drawings and dioramas to noodle jewelry and collages, art is an integral part of a child’s life and no school day is complete without time for arts and crafts. As we grow older, however, we are counseled to settle into practical careers and to confine our artistic impulses to hobbies, if we pursue them at all. There is definitely some wisdom to this advice, as it is very rare for the average person to support oneself as a full-time artist. Therefore, if you feel that you are an artist at heart, it is likely that you also feel torn between pursing your passion for art and finding a well-paying and stable career.
Whatever your career path might be, chances are that you stay very busy. A job takes many hours out of a person's day – whether time spent on the job or time spent driving to and from the job – and those are the hours people tend to focus on, often to the exclusion of their non-working hours. Those hours away from the job, though, can be wonderfully beneficial in shaping a more well-rounded life. Self-care, too often overlooked, should be prioritized. Workaholics, take heed: here's to the importance of downtime.
According to the College Board, one of the hottest careers through 2018 will be that of social worker, particularly in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. Have you ever wondered what a day on the job with a social worker is like? Ms. Morgan Bass, who works in the community mental health sector, graciously agreed to speak about her career choice and to offer advice to those who are interested in becoming social workers.
Are you thinking about a career change? Perhaps you've been working at the same job for a number of years, but you feel like you're just spinning your wheels, and you no longer enjoy what you do. It might be, too, that you've had several jobs, maybe even in different fields, but none of them have really clicked with you. In either case, you might be longing for a career in which you face each day with enthusiasm, loving what you do and committing your work hours to your life's passions. Here's how personality type assessment can help you achieve your goals.
The College Board lists careers in the clergy as one of the ten fastest-growing careers through 2018. A career in the ministry is, though, much more than just a job. It's a way of life. Reverend Becca Clark, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, graciously consented to discuss what a day on the job with a minister is like.
Whether you're a recent college graduate or you're considering the possibility of a career change, you might be wondering, is graduate school right for you? Graduate school isn't a path to choose lightly, without reflection. Earning a post-graduate degree, whether a Masters degree, Doctoral degree or a professional degree, requires tremendous commitments of time, energy and money, and you want to be sure you're putting these resources to the best possible use for your career path.
Large amounts of stimulation from the outside world, including in-person socializing, can feel draining to introverts, and the prospect of job interviews often reinforce that feeling. In job interviews, introverts must put themselves in the spotlight, beat their own drums and engage in small talk. For extraverts, those activities are second nature. Introverts, however, have their own strengths which are equally important and which can help them succeed in job interviews. Are you an introvert? These job interview tips for introverts will help you take stock of your strengths and consider how they can help you get hired.
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