A female Foreign Service Officer (FSO) graciously consented to speak anonymously about what it's like to work in a foreign service career. She is an FSO with the US Department of State and chose her career because she enjoys working with people, she wanted to travel, and she has a gift for languages. She's also interested in politics and foreign cultures and wanted to make a difference in the world.
Today, we have the second installment of our series on communication and personality type. Each week, we’ll look at two personality types and how best to communicate with people of these types. We’re taking on two types with opposite preferences in each post, to highlight the wide variation in how different personality types define “good communication.” If you missed the first installment, have a look at our tips for communicating with ESTPs and INFJs.
For steady employment with excellent benefits, you can't beat the U.S. Government, and if you like to travel and relish the idea of making a positive difference in the lives of Americans and people in foreign countries, you might consider foreign service. Opportunities for foreign service careers are available in the Department of State, the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Foreign Commercial Service.
According to a study of over 6000 students at Elon University in North Carolina, students with Judging preferences have higher average GPAs than students who prefer Perceiving. In addition, the study’s authors found that Introverted and Feeling types had grades that were higher than average, except in the Business major.
As a result of the current recession, more and more people are looking toward the Federal Government for a good, steady job. Many young people graduating college are interested in pursuing a career that makes a difference, both for individuals and for the country. The Federal Government is doing massive hiring in several mission critical areas, among them security and protection. This category includes Federal law enforcement jobs, such as working as a Special Agent for the FBI, CIA, ATF, or Secret Service.
One of the questions I get most from my clients is “How should I deal with someone of X personality type?” Clients are anxious to use their new personality type knowledge to work more effectively with colleagues and bosses, as well as relate better to spouses, children, and friends. Whether at work or at home, good relationships are based on good communication, and it helps to start with some basic knowledge of how different types like to communicate. If you just can’t seem to get anywhere with a particular person, it could be because you’re not appealing to their communication style.
Are you willing to relocate for a better job? Many cities across the U.S. experienced rapid job growth from 2000 to 2009. Here are four cities which are well-worth checking out. Maybe one of them will become your new home.
Rapid technological change and tough economic times would seem to make strange bedfellows, but these societal realities have come together to create an environment where more people are choosing to opt out of the job hunt and build home-based businesses instead. What's more, many of them are thriving. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
By now we’re all familiar with the litany: healthcare is where the jobs are, now and in the future. Nursing, of course, faces a critical shortage and will thus remain as one of the most in-demand careers in healthcare, but did you know that there are many other healthcare-related positions also experiencing a dearth of qualified applicants? If you’re considering a career change and want to enter the fast-growing field of healthcare occupations, expand your options by checking out these other crucial medical positions.