When Planning a Career Path Consider Personality Factors
2 out of 3 college students never declare a major
60% of college students change their major at least once
63% say the opportunity to use their abilities, skills, and education is the most important factor in job satisfaction
Job Satisfaction Among US workers
16% somewhat satisfied
21% somewhat unsatisfied
30% of US workers reported feeling engaged and inspired at work
How Do You Feel in Your Chosen Career?
When your personality and your career are a major fit there will be higher levels of engagement, satisfaction, and success.
Based on the MBTI there are 4 quadrants and 16 Patterns
ISFJ–The Defender—Social Worker
ESTJ—The Supervisor–Police Officer
ENTP–The Inventor–The Journalist
INTP–The Architect—Network Specialist
ENFJ—The Mentor–The Teacher
ISFP –The Artist—Artist
ESTP– The Promoter—Marketer
Extroversion (E) – (I) Introversion
Sensing (S) – (N) Intuition
Thinking (T) – (F) Feeling
Judging (J) – (P) Perception
When using the DiSC similar results, We have all of these traits within us with some being our strengths while others being our weaknesses.
Why HR Departments Incorporate These Profiles Into Their Hiring Practices
In the latter part of the 20th Century, companies used the MBTI or the DiSC Profiles in their hiring practices as a cost-effective measure in hiring and training employees to reduce the turnover rate.
When looking at the statistics for job satisfaction rate companies always look at the margin of profit to losses. When you reduce turnover rate you reduce the losses of a company.
As an entrepreneur understanding who you’re working with and their natural behavioral styles, you also reduce conflict between co-workers. As a small business, you don’t have the overhead or margin of profits/losses that large corporations and you can’t afford a high turnover; or when outsourcing work time management is a factor. The longer it takes someone to complete a project the loss of profits, therefore, you want to outsource your project to someone that has the temperament and skills to finish the project in a timely fashion.