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ESTJ Jobs and Careers - 5 Tips to Find Your Fit
ESTJs favor the two mental functions of Sensing and Thinking.
- As an ST (Sensing-Thinking), you want to get it right!
At minimum, therefore, you want a job where you are regularly challenged to get it right.
Not only is it hard to find a job, but it can also be hard to know what job or career to look for and how to get started on your search. Personality type provides a way to understand how to approach job hunting, helpful even for the gregarious ESTJ.
Two Favorite Mental Functions
ESTJs thrive on managing the team
1. Job Types
Jobs that fit best the ESTJ personality type are those that require
- INCLINATION: a tough-minded analysis
- INCLINATION: organization of tasks based on concrete facts
- SKILL: mastery in structuring and pragmatically acting on plans
- Management and administration
- Law enforcement
Most attractive occupations:
- Manager (small business, factory, sales)
- purchasing agent
- teacher (trade or technical)
- law enforcement
- factory supervisor
- public service or community health worker
- cleaning service
- school bus driver
- insurance agent or broker
- social services worker
2. Job Environment
A good job match will include these elements.
- Clear tasks, agreed-on plans and structured situations
- Feedback to enhance performance
- Tasks in your areas of tried and tested competencies
- Any new ideas have parameters defined
This hub combines some information from the two following books, as well as from a seminar I attended.
- Introduction to Type and Careers, by Allen L. Hammer:
Discusses personality type and career matching, career trends, tips on goal setting and decision making, and potential obstacles in the career development process for all 16 types.
- Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence, by Roger R. Pearman:
Discusses the connections between personality and Emotional intelligence (EQ), which is a term used to describe our ability to control impulses, show empathy, and persist in the face of obstacles with resilience and flexibility. Provides specific actions for the development of emotional intelligence in each of the 16 types.
3. Information to Gather
- What the long-term outlook is for the job.
4. Making Contacts
- Make sure networking time is productive.
- Pause during interviews so that others can ask questions.
- Prepare for hypothetical interview questions.
- When interviewed by an iNtuition type, don't overwhelm him or her with too many details.
- Establish some personal contact with the interviewers.
5. Making Decisions
- Consider also what is truly important to you or others, and not just what makes sense by logical criteria.
- Before making a decision, take time to "cool off" to let the feelings and facts settle.
The 15 other Myers-Briggs personality types
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