Are you feeling a bit stuck in a rut? Maybe you’ve never had a job or perhaps you’re looking for something different. Whatever your reason for looking into career options, it’s easy to think people with jobs they love are just lucky.
They’re not. They have just worked out what type of person they are and have tailored their career choices to their personalities.
What is a caring personality?
We’re all a little selfish; after all, it’s a human trait that we like to look after our self interests – blame it on the genes. However, some people are naturally caring, naturally selfless and naturally comforting to others in their time of need. If you’re thinking ‘pass me the sick bucket’ then it may be time to think again. If this sounds like you then you have a caring personality.
If you can tick more than five of the following points then you have an caring personality:
- I usually put the needs of others above my own
- I am always the person my friends turn to when they need help
- I don’t mind listening to people if they need to talk
- If someone’s in trouble, I will drop everything to help them
- Making other people feel good makes me feel good
- I would like a job where I work closely with other people
- People describe me as helpful
- I stay calm in difficult situations
- Crying people don’t make me panic
- I like to make a difference
So, are you a caring person? Then read on…
What care job?
There are lots of jobs where only a caring, sharing personality will do and you can make money AND a difference if you choose wisely…
Care jobs for caring people
Making money from a caring personality
Caring people often work under the radar. They aren’t the sporting heroes or musical stars of today’s society and usually their hard graft is largely unnoticed apart from if they happen to win an accolade for their work. However, these are the people who make a real difference…
Professor Keith Porter – Professor Porter is a consultant at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham. He is the lead clinician for the UK armed forces when they come back from operations overseas, usually with horrific battle injuries. He is personally responsible for significant improvements in combat casualty care and has produced procedures to the benefit of the most severely injured Service personnel. He was named on the New Year’s Honour’s List 2011.
Florence Nightingale – OK, so she may have been born in 1820, but Florence Nightingale is still the inspiration for many nurses and carers today. She overcame horrific conditions in the Crimean War. Nightingale's theories on sanitation, health and hospital planning led to health practices that are still in existence today.
Susan Langford – Susan is the founder and director of Magic Me, an organisation that runs creative projects to bring together young people (9+) and older people (55+) from different backgrounds to create a sense of community.
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