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ESTP Jobs and Careers - 5 Tips to Find Your Fit
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
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
- Skilled trades
- Business positions
- Law enforcement
- Technically oriented professions
- Applied technology
Most attractive occupations:
- Marketing professional
- Law enforcement
- Manager (small business or government)
- Craft worker
- 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.
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.
This hub combines some information from the two following books, as well as from a seminar I attended.
- Introduction to Type and Careers
Get your clients involved in their own career search using MBTI results. The updated Introduction to Type and Careers provides interactive exercises and realistic descriptions to explore personality type and career matching.
- Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to a person's ability to control impulses, show empathy, and persist in the face of obstacles with resilience and flexibility. This new booklet explores the connections between personality and EQ.
ESTP Personality Type - The Promoter
© 2010 Deidre Shelden