Taken from my post at INTPc...
The time has come to ponder what I want to do next year. I applied for a PhD scholarship, but I consider it unlikely for me to actually be awarded the scholarship. This thread is for non-academia. I have only a vague notion of what is out there and am trying to gather as much information as is possible...I would like to hear your opinions on what would be a suitable job for me. Plus this way I write stuff down for myself.
*MA English and German Linguistics and Literature (magna cum laude); MA Literary Studies (don't know yet, probably the same) (<Belgian uni)
*languages: -Dutch, English, German, French
-basic: Spanish, Polish
-(Latin), (Ancient Greek)
*awesome interpretative and analytical/critical skillz honed to perfection by my years at uni ; particular sensitivity when it comes to stories of any sort ; good people reader ; Ni pattern recognition: "knows" how things will unfold (most of the time )
*work style: confident (but not aggressive), somehow I combine strategic thinking with stubbornly doing my own thing to the point of my INTJ father regularly freaking out about it being too risky...it tends to pan out well, however, as I generally believe in what I do, am critical about myself and project an aura of...well...authority in work situations. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I tend to get what I want...I don't give up, and I'm not afraid to open my mouth and face difficult conditions. Depending on the environment, you'll see more or less Te.
*not service-oriented or too people-focussed, but do emphatically want to work with colleagues etc...I would like to learn from other people... I get along with most people, would prefer a non-SJ-heavy environment
*long history of conferences, exchanges, summer courses etc. abroad...I am particularly interested in internationally-oriented jobs or jobs abroad (Australia seems to be very welcoming ) Do you guys know of agencies that specialise in those kinds of jobs?
One of the conferences I went to was about the concept of Europe as a knowledge society - I greatly enjoyed participating in it and adding to the discussion (and shutting up the CEO of Nokia when he was trying to smooth-talk us ) , proposing a course of action and envisioning a campaign etc.
*I would also enjoy working in a more traditionally creative environment...writing scenarios etc.
*need challenge and external stimuli and possess a decent amount of ambition, but am not prepared to make my job my life. I am happier when I feel included in a support system (family, group of friends...) and would like to have the time to maintain that (also: alone time).