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This questionnaire is designed to get you thinking about the sort of jobs that might suit your style.
John Holland’s model of vocational choice suggests that people with particular interests and styles tend to favour certain types of jobs. Holland described six main types of person:
Knowing the types you most (and least) fit can help you think about the types of role that may suit you.
Read below to find out what careers you seem to be suited to based on your results in the test:
Your results suggest that Artistic type work might suit your interests and preferences.
Artistic types are interested in creativity and art, preferring freedom and independence to following rules and procedures. Self-expression is very important to Artistic types and they may prefer to work alone. Typical roles for Artistic types include artist, singer, designer, photographer, musician, writer and actor.
Your results suggest that Enterprising type work might suit your interests and preferences.
Enterprising types like persuading and influencing people as well as controlling, managing and selling to them. They like to take a lead and are often quite motivated and ambitious but may be impatient and can find rules and detail frustrating. They tend to favour roles such as salesperson, manager, estate agent, supervisor, lawyer, advertising or marketing executive and often like positions that have status and prestige.
Your results suggest that Social type work might suit your interests and preferences.
Social types like roles that focus on helping, teaching or supporting others and very much prefer working with people to working with things or ideas. They tend to prefer working in teams and like to feel they are doing something useful. Typical roles for social types include teacher, counsellor, nurse, minister of religion, clinical psychologist or police officer.
Your results suggest that Realistic type work is less likely to suit your interests.
Realistic types generally prefer action to words, they like physical activity and may prefer working with things to working with people. They tend to favour jobs where they can work with their hands or produce things, and often like outdoor work. Typical roles that suit Realistic types are gardener, mechanic, driver, electrician, farmer, sportsperson, skilled trades, labourers and some engineering and military roles.
Your results suggest that Conventional type work is less likely to suit your interests.
Conventional types are happy to work within systems and large organisations and tend to focus on accuracy and efficiency, preferring to know what is expected of them. They tend to like things to be organised and predictable and are often involved in roles that involve recording, sorting, documenting and organising. Typical roles for Conventional types include the range of administrative and clerical roles (e.g. in the government and financial sectors) as well as accountancy, banking, bookkeeping, secretarial work and some inspecting roles.
This brief questionnaire can’t tell you exactly what you should do. It only suggests work areas to think about that may match the way you like to work but it can’t tell you whether you have the skills and qualifications for these jobs.
To take things further you should consult your local careers service or your local library. Use the right-hand navigation bars at the top of this page to find links to other careers sites.
I really respect my immediate boss and the company directors but the rest of them are…well I think personally they are frustrated in many ways and that is why they are unpleasant. The kind of people who are quite personable to your face and then you over hear how they speak about you between themselves. Or indeed who are very friendly on a one to one basis and then indulge in manful one up manship once grouped together.
Being the lone artistic homosexual in the workplace has not always been fun.
That leads us onto the point of this post. It is my 2nd anniversary at Job 1 on the 19th. For two years I have been intending to find something better. I have sustained work related injuries and it has not been positive for my mental health.
However there are many things the job has taught me. My abilities of task management and independent working have been exercised. Manual handling and loading plus lateral thinking came into direct usage also.
The most important thing is that since going part time in November I have had the opportunity to develop all the skills that Job 1 did not allow me to use.
Lets break it down, hey?
Purky Productions and Products do not just happen.
- For example, booking studio time and administration time in order to create a new range of distinct products for the First Purky Party and create interest in a short time frame with limited financial resources.
- Working full time and at one point working two jobs totalling 80 committed hours per week has led to very precise planning skills being nessasary in order to achieve all outcomes.
- Many of the venues Purky uses are small businesses and as such I aim to benefit them with increased publicity and footfall as a result of hosting a Purky event. This has translated directly into negotiating power for venue services and the genuine altruistic intent of cross pollination between small businesses have resulted in financial growth on both sides.
- For example Purky is currently developing a range of Altar accessories for a shop on Glastonbury high street. The items need to be of high quality bronze, copper and ceramic with very specific end uses. The range includes bowls, candle holders, incense stands and athames. Each piece needs to created in a manner sympathetic to pagan ideals but usable across a range of spiritual paths. This has led to interesting challenges of design, manufacture and packaging.
- For example for Arcane Encounters I negotiated a very reasonable rate for the venue that allowed me to invest in set dressing (glassware and candles) so I could create a perfect atmosphere. The event was then publicised using social networking to reduce costs and increase the personality and intimacy of the activity.
- The First Purky Party had a press release to the local paper (Western Gazzette) which resulted in an interview, plus photographs which promoted the venue and the event.
- The Magnificent Maker’s Market uses paid advertising in the local free paper. Intriguing characterful language is used to evoke interest in the reader and stand out from the average craft market.
- Purky Productions has gained a reputation for using high quality and well designed posters and flyers. This allows the events to stand out and appear professional and inviting to potential clients and attendees.
- Purky Products has recently branched out into using Youtube as an advertising platform to offer a slideshow portfolio of the Gearpunk collection.
- Purky attends many events other than the ones it organises itself, I have learned how to use crisp soundbites to deliver information to clients in a clear and engaging manner. This has helped develop customer relationships and network with other professionals.
- Purky Party (April 2012)
- Purky Productions Presents – The Goblin Tailor (May 2012)
- Spring Fling Makers Market (May 2012)
- Grand Purky Tea Party (August 2012)
- Arcane Encounters (October 2012)
- The Dark and Curious Market (October 2012)
- Purky Productions Presents – A Quintet of Dark Tales (November 2012)
- Hogswatch Maker’s Market (November 2012)
- The Magnificent Maker’s Market (December 2012)
- The Magnificent Maker’s Market (February 2013)
- Examples include Purky Glass and Purky Gearpunk.
- On the glass front I have wanted to work in the material for a long time and so collated my research on techniques and technical aspects, including current and historical design trends.
- I then invested very carefully in the materials and tools having performed bugetry analysis including estimated break even points and sales costings.
- In a very rapid R&D phase I intensively invested my time and skills to reach a good standard of work before beginning to publicise my work.
- With Gearpunk, I have been researching the steampunk genre for a long time and became inspired in April to create a range influenced by gears and clockwork.
- I analysed the current market place to ensure that my work would be unique and hopefully exciting.
- I developed my unique design plates and working methods then began to experiment and manufacture.
- To promote the Gearpunk range I independently traded and exhibited at shows in London, Cardiff and Bristol whilst building a social media presence. The networking achieved in that timescale is now positively affecting Purky activities in 2013.
Essentially everyone, I mean business and I am looking to pursue my passion for small business and delivering measurable success to the people I deal with.
It may sound altruistic but I believe that small companies have to work together to create sustainable income and I want to find a job where the skills I have developed will be able to grow further and offer me the opportunity to deliver those results.
Signing off for now
Captain P x
I got followed on Twitter by a very charming Otter and popped across to look at his (or her) page.
How do you feel about otters?
I have now decided I want a pet otter and will make him or her a special water slide in the bathroom.
Check out Otter’s special toast making tutorial 🙂
Essentially a slideshow video showing off my work as a viewable portfolio. I found a copy of Windows Movie Maker on my laptop (whoop!) and gave it a go.
The music is a free download (link in the description) and I quite enjoyed laying the slides out and adding the transitions.
Please let me know what you guys think!
Captain P xx