Choosing Career Paths: Do What You Are

Are you having trouble choosing career paths? Use this infographic to follow a single piece of career advice: Do what you are.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the personalities of employees, in an effort to get them in the right roles and help them succeed.

The Gist Of This Infographic
Choosing which career path to pursue can be a daunting task, especially with all the options that today’s job market has to offer. There’s so many things you can do, but which of them is the most suitable for you?

Ideally, you want to choose something you will be (at least somewhat) passionate about. More importantly however, you should be choosing a stream that caters to your individuality. By adulthood, our personalities are well-established, concrete, ingrained in us. They’re difficult to reinvent or mold, while passion for a subject matter is almost naturally developed after diving into it.

Start with defining who you are as an individual. Once you know your MBTI personality type, use that to figure out the ideal type of career to pursue:

  1. NERIS Analytics offers one of the most accurate online MBTI Personality Test. It will only take 10 minutes to complete.
  2. Once you know your personality type, use this infographic and explore career paths best suited for you. BSM Consulting Inc also has a webpage with an elaborate list of careers by personality type.

More Insight On The Personality–Job Fit Theory
The personality–job fit theory proposes that an employee’s personality traits provide great insight into adaptability and “fit” within their job and their organization. Studies have shown that companies can achieve greater synergy and productivity by match-making person and job based on personality traits best suited for that job. Many companies have thus adopted personality tests as part of their HR strategy to reduce employee turnover and increase job satisfaction. (Learn more on Wikipedia)[

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