Sometimes it seems that a mistake has occurred with the choice of a profession, although in fact the problem is in choosing the type of career. It is enough to rebuild it, and the thrill of work will be completely different.
For example, you work as an accountant or lawyer, feel disappointed in your profession and envy free artists. This does not mean that you need to give up the usual thing and urgently learn painting. To get rid of discontent, it is enough to organize work in your own profession in such a way as to satisfy these needs.
Corporate career type
Suitable for: practical and cautious people, willing to compromise, but not without ambition.
The main expectations from work: stability, income, comfortable conditions, prestige.
What scares: risks, vague prospects.
People of this type are ready to obey strict rules and sacrifice a lively interest in work for a good salary. And vice versa, even the most interesting and creative work in the world will not suit them if they pay little for it. They can change the profession that they dreamed of since childhood, to a higher paying one and not regret it.
What is suitable: high-demand professions in demand and work in large, stable companies with a good level of salaries and a clear career prospect.
Static career type
Suitable for: unambitious people for whom work and money are definitely not the most important thing in life.
The main expectations from work: stability, complete clarity of tasks and functions, psychological comfort.
What scares: vague tasks or multitasking, high workload, responsibility.
People of this type can do well with the routine tasks assigned to them, the main thing is that they do not endlessly get more and more new, do not complicate, do not set blurry goals, do not require initiative and processing. Work that requires serious involvement or creative approach, making responsible decisions, does not allow you to forget about yourself even on vacation and on weekends, it does not suit them. It can cause serious stress that outweighs the benefits of high salaries. Prestige and career growth do not appeal to them, enough comfort.
What is suitable: performing work with clearly defined functions, without multitasking, with a normalized mode or a mode that can be adjusted independently.
Professional career type
Suitable for: practical, but at the same time enthusiastic people, for whom not only income and comfort are important, but also self-realization in your favorite business.
The main expectations from work: professional growth and self-development, interesting and important content of work, but subject to comfortable and stable conditions, good salary.
What scares: boredom, stagnation, a small salary.
For such people, work is more than a source of income. At work with boring responsibilities and lack of professional development, even a high salary does not save them from longing and feelings of dissatisfaction with life. But they are not ready to work only “for the idea”.
Finding the perfect option, combining both of them, is not easy, the main trouble of such people is to skew either one way or the other.
What is suitable: expert positions with interesting functionality and a good salary, private consulting.
Creative career type
Suitable for: very passionate people for whom calling is most important.
The main expectations from work: an interesting and important matter, self-realization, a chance to create something new, outstanding.
What scares: routine tasks, work according to instructions.
This is a rare type of people who are ready with burning eyes to work “for the idea”, without thinking too much about money and comfort. Not that the material side of life did not bother them at all, just the need to do what you love is more important.
If such people are forced to find themselves at an uninteresting job, no salary will relieve them of a feeling of great dissatisfaction with life – and sooner or later a crisis sets in.
What is suitable: working with creative tasks, developing new products and services.
Entrepreneurial career type
Suitable for: active, ambitious and passionate people.
The main expectations from work: the growth of income and living status, independence, the ability to prove oneself, to do something that will cause respect and admiration.
What scares: the role of a simple screw in the mechanism, routine.
People of this type enjoy the development of new projects, are not afraid to take responsibility for decisions, are willing to take risks for bright prospects and are able to work hard. The harder the task, the more excitement. That for other people is a huge stress, for them is a drive. They can be compared with fans of extreme sports.
In such a job, where you just have to be performers, especially if you need to implement other people’s decisions that seem unsuccessful, they are very uncomfortable.
What is suitable: project management, the creation of new activities within the company, entrepreneurship.