You are a determined, highly driven and demanding person, and you expect others to be the same. You love new challenges and solving new problems, and thrive of having the power and authority to take risks, explore ideas and make decisions.
Your career buddy would be Karen Brady - sometimes known as the 'first lady of football'. She is driven and ambitious, not afraid to take the lead and be outspoken in what she stands for her.
Like her, you like get your own way, and the more forceful, direct side of your personality can come out when you don't!
Your biggest fear is that people will take advantage of you, or that you might fail.
Your ideal work environment will be fast paced, with a variety of challenging, non-routine tasks and where you have control over how you approach things, and are free from too much supervision. Whilst you enjoy working with teams (as long as you can take control) you prefer working alone, and directing how you work is important for you.
Your top career choices should focus on providing you will the opportunity to use your leadership skills, and your natural confidence when leading teams. Focusing on the task in hand and getting the best outcome is what you thrive on and so this should be reflected in the roles you take on.
Some areas to think about include:
Business owner or manager of a task focused business, or one with a strong element of project management
A Lawyer or Barrister
Any role where you can take the lead such as project management
Corporate Finance such as trading
You are sociable, optimistic and a real people person. You can be very persuasive, and enthusiastic which means you can get people on side very quickly.
You are motivated by praise and acceptance, and really thrive in a friendly, people oriented environment.
Your career buddy is Oprah Winfrey - her honest and open style, and her genuine connection with people from all walks of life has seen her become one of America's most influential women.
Your love of feeling popular drives your success in the work environment, and you work hard to counteract your biggest fear - that of rejection.
You work best in fast paced, team environment with lots of social interaction, and few conflicts or arguments. Building teams, and looking after the people side of the business is something you thrive at.
However, being tied down by rules, controls or details is a massive turn-off - you'd rather be free to express your ideas openly.
As a social animal you need to be thinking about roles that allow you to showcase your people skills, and your relationship building.
Some areas to think about include:
Social media – consider small businesses where you can focus on building relationships
Advertising / account management
Business owner – focused around serving people
Events planning and management eg Wedding planning
Your are a great listener, loyal and friendly, and people come to confide in you, which make you a great asset to have in any business.
You a great team player, and enjoy focusing on the people element of business. You are motivated by creating a calm, safe and secure working environment, and enjoy activities where you can see them through from start to finish, and where the unexpected is unlikely to happen.
Your career buddy would be Princess Diana - her people skills and the ability to connect with others made her a great ambassador
Your desire to create a stable, constant environment can typecast you as someone who is resistant to change, and you may feel you struggle to be flexible in fast changing environments.
Your ideal work place will be somewhere where you can build a stable and calm, with strong processes and procedures to prevent (and if necessary manage) the unexpected. Because of your people skills it is likely to have a great team atmosphere, with limited conflict or confrontation, creating a happy and contented workforce.
One of your greatest strengths is being able to show empathy, and you thrive best in a calm, stable environment. Your ideal roles will have a strong supportive element to them, and your need for routine may mean that you shy away from fast paced, highenergy sectors or departments.
Consider areas such as:
HR or union or advocacy work
Education – consider tutoring or ways to provide more individual based service
Medical professions – people facing, although possibly not in areas where there is a high degree of unexpectedness or uncertainty.
Therapist / Counsellor
Business owner – focused around serving and supporting people
Assisted living supporter
Social Worker / health visitor / mental health worker
Give you details, processes and information to analyse and you are happy. You are highly analytical, accurate and precise in all that you do. You hold yourself and others to high standards, and can become frustrated by others who don’t show the same attention to detail.
Your career buddy would be Hilary Clinton - a strong determined women known for her attention to detail that saw her point out the flaws and gaps in President Trump's campaign back in 2016.
However, like her, you can find yourself tied up in details, rules and procedures, and you may feel you need to make more of an effort to build relationships with people.
Your ideal work life includes specialised or technical tasks that you can take ownership of, get right down in the detail with and then follow through from start to finish, with minimal interference. A calm, conflict free environment is key, as is high level support and reassurance for you, to stop your fear of being criticised from getting in the way.
You enjoy detailed tasks, and so any potential role should involve the analysis of information, and exploration of problems and solutions.
Some ideas to consider:
Accountant – maybe also consider Forensic accounting, auditing or actuarial work
Research – in whatever area takes your fancy.
Technologist – coding or software development
Business owner – focused on problem solving for clients
Practical (hands on) careers or trades can also be very satisfying as you can focus on the task, and providing a great solution.