Do you have the type of personality to fit the business world?
Let’s explore some traits to see if they match up.
- Sales. If you’re outgoing and love meeting
new people, a sales or marketing career may be for you. You have
to put yourself out there, making presentations or cold calls to
others to sell your product or service. If the thought of speaking
in front of strangers in a professional setting scares you, maybe
sales isn’t for you.
- Finance and Accounting. If you loved playing “store” as
a child just to count your profits, or were always good with numbers,
maybe you’re headed for a career in finance or accounting.
You could be a financial consultant, investment banker, or CPA,
helping people with their taxes.
- Nonprofits. If saving the world has always
been your dream, then find work with a nonprofit organization This
could be anything from a health-related organization, to an animal
shelter, to helping the homeless get back on their feet. Making
a huge salary has never been important to you, and the fast track
is the furthest thing from your mind.
It’s Nothing Personal
Also remember that if and when you’re laid off or let go,
it may have nothing to do with your job performance, so don’t
take it personally. Maybe the division you were working in got eliminated,
or the company you worked for got bought out. In the business world,
everyone’s expendable, even the CEO. You’re just filling
a position. If you don’t like working for someone else, start
your own business. Perhaps the entrepreneur in you has just found
a way to blossom.
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