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ESTP Jobs and Careers - 5 Tips to Find Your Fit

Updated on March 21, 2013

ESTPs 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. Here are some tips of what to look for in a ESTP job match that would be motivating and energizing for the long term, even for you very active ESTPs who consider reading guidelines a waste of time.

ESTPs in the middle of team action


Two Favorite Mental Functions

As one of the 16 Myers-Briggs® personality types, you use your favored S-T mental functions in a unique way.

These favorite mental functions use the lion's share of your psychological energy and are therefore a must for job choice, because of how your personality type is motivated and energized.

1. Job Types

Jobs that fit best the ESTP personality type are of a wide variety and those that require

  • INCLINATION: a careful attention to detail
  • SKILL: mastery in processes and a quick response to observations

Job areas:

  • Marketing
  • Skilled trades
  • Business positions
  • Law enforcement
  • Technically oriented professions
  • Applied technology

Most attractive occupations:

  • Marketing professional
  • law enforcement
  • carpenter
  • manager (small business or government)
  • auditor
  • craft worker
  • farmer
  • laborer
  • transportation worker
  • factory worker

2. Job Environment

A good job match will include these elements.

  • Stimulation by and enjoyment of activity
  • Emergencies or pressing problems to solve
  • Hands-on action with own initiative
  • Drawn-out analyses or design of processes can be ignored or avoided.

This hub combines some information from the two following books, as well as from a seminar I attended.

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.


5. Making Decisions

  • Consider also what is truly important to you or others, and not just what makes sense by logical criteria.
  • Set a deadline for deciding, posting it or announcing it to friends.

Understand the people you work with

ESTP Personality Type - The Promoter

The 15 other Myers-Briggs personality types

Do you identify with this personality type and these job hunting tips?

If you are not sure, take a look at the 5 job hunting tips for each of the other 15 Myers-Briggs personality types you may want to consider.


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      Deidre Shelden 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Hey kashmir! Helpful to know you think it good, even great information. Hope it is helpful to someone :)

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Ms Dee thanks for all this great information within this well written hub!

      Great hub!!!