Not sure what job you want to do? We don’t all have it mapped out in primary school, after all. Some people spend years stuck in a job they hate or unemployed with no clue what would suit them. Don’t let this happen to you.
There is a job out there to suit everyone, you just need to find one that suits your personality.
What is a practical personality?
Are you a ‘doer’? You know, someone who just gets the job done and can find solutions to problems. Practical people fall into two main types – those who are happy to just get the job done in the face of adversity and those who are just good with their hands and can fix things or even create new structures.
If you can tick more than five of the following points then you have a practical personality:
- I work well alone
- I stick with a job until it's done
- I’m a ‘doer’ or a ‘go-getter’
- A job stuck 9-5 behind a desk fills me with dread
- If something’s broke, I am usually the one who tries to fix it
- I just get on with things
- I act first and think later
- I enjoy getting out and about
- Physical activity doesn’t bother me or I even enjoy it
- I would describe myself as a problem solver
Are you a practical person? No - check out some other work personalities. Yes - read on…
What practical job?
They may not have stuck with a practical career but you don’t need to become an A-lister to make a living from your strengths…
Practical jobs for practical people
Making money from a practical personality
Practical people are lucky indeed as your personality lends itself well to lots of different jobs, some of which could earn you a tidy bit of cash. Practical people who have gone onto greatness include:
Elvis Presley – Elvis started his working life as an electrician’s assistant in 1954. And if it’s good enough for Elvis…
Michael Caine – Started out doing a plumber’s apprenticeship.
Harrison Ford – Indiana Jones himself started off as a carpenter.
Ozzy Osbourne – The Prince of Darkness wouldn’t have gained quite as big a following had he stuck to plumbing.