Now more than ever, there is a lot of pressure on young people to decide pretty early on in life what they’d like to pursue career wise.
Although I knew at the age of thirteen that I wanted to work in the world of journalism and had my heart set on studying it at University, my peers and siblings had no idea what kind of profession they might enjoy and find a real passion for – which I can appreciate was pretty daunting!
They met with careers advisors, attended fairs and researched online – but few found something that really struck a chord or captured their attention enough to want to dedicate their time, hard work and energy to it.
But perhaps there’s another way to explore what kind of career might be your perfect match? Simply Academyhave created an exciting new campaign exploring whether identifying your personality type might just help you along the path to finding your dream career.
They’ve focused on the sixteen different Myers-Briggs personality types to find common personality traits best suited to each of their courses.
According to the test, there are four different categories that make up our personality types – introversion and extraversion, thinking and feeling, sensing and intuition and judging and perceiving.
Where we might fit into those categories falls along a sliding scale – which the test determines, and these traits are used to help us with personal growth, teamwork and career enjoyment.
The answers to what fulfils us, inspires us and motivates us may just be hiding in amongst our personality type – so it can be a helpful tool in figuring out what kind of a career you might find most satisfying.
Simply Academy offer a variety of practical courses to make up the first step on your road to a new career. Their CeMAP course may be suited to ENFJ, ISTJ and ISTP personality types, as a mortgage adviser is typically a person who pays attention to detail, has great management skills and enjoys problem solving.
Meanwhile their DipFA courses for those who would like a career in financial advice may be of interest to ISTJ, ENTJ and INTJ personality types, who are trustworthy, analytical, confident decision makers and excellent listeners.
Have you explored your personality type?
Did you know what career you wanted to pursue from a young age?