So, you’ve checked out our article Practical jobs to suit you and are now looking for a career to complement your personality. What next?
Well, you’ve taken the first step to taking the luck out of your job hunt by looking at what roles would match your practical mind. You are far more likely to enjoy – and indeed be successful at – your job if it’s matched to you.
Practical people are needed right now as companies struggle in a tough economy and are looking for employees that will just get stuck in and get the job done. And there are lots of things that you, as a practical personality, can do…
It may sound obvious but practical people thrive in the construction industry where getting the job done is pretty much the most important thing. From working on the building site right up to managing one, the opportunities are massive and you could earn a decent few pennies.
See our career guide to builder jobs
The armed forces is a place where practicality is encouraged and without it you won’t last much past your first drill. The forces primarily encompass the army, navy and RAF and you can do anything from being a cook or an infantry soldier right up to studying through medical school to become a forces doctor.
See our career guide to infantry soldier jobs
Fixing sinks and light fittings may not sound that exciting but if you’re a practical person then it could earn you a good wage, particularly if you end up managing a team. Trades are a very solid career and, with graduates struggling to find work at the moment, you are in a better position than many jobseekers.
See our career guide to plumber jobs
See our career guide to electrician jobs
Both of these careers are a lot more than just your usual job – they are a lifelong option that you have to be dedicated to. Of course, you also need to be caring, tactful and physically fit but a practical heart is essential. Dealing with problems as and when they arise and not getting put off by difficult situations are a must!
See our career guide to firefighter jobs
See our career guide to police officer jobs
This may seem like a strange addition but although top chefs are often incredibly creative and passionate, all cooks and chefs need to be incredibly practical. Timing cooking and balancing difficult tasks are a major part of this tough but rewarding job and only practical people can easily handle this mix.
See our career guide to commis chef jobs