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    Dhampyr Economica's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    Hopefully there are other people out there in a similar situation.


    Resume: Master's degree in economics (well, in less than two months). Experience from student analyst positions in market research, both on the consultant side (both qualitative and quantitative research) and the client side (FMCG).

    Successes: I have an idea that I plan to pitch to a local wealthy philanthropist. I have made initial contact with said individual, and he was receptive.

    Failures:
    Can't seem to find any jobs that I would love to have.
    *2. I'm not Extroverted enough to (enjoy) be(ing) a consultant, and corporate life both bored and scared the life out of me. I'd totally do a Ph.D. but 1) I really don't want to teach (which is a requirement for internally financed positions at my university) and 2) offhand I can't think of any research I could do that someone in the real world would pay me to do. I do know I'm looking for a way to make a living that involves lots of writing.

    Another failure: I have had the aforementioned idea for 15 months now. I have twice attempted to write the pitch, but I was only too happy to let my master's thesis take priority both times. I rather think I must be psychologically blocked. Stay tuned come November when I will give it my next shot!

    Current Status: Thesis-writing.

    Strategy and next steps: I will attend a networking event in October for would-be Ph.D. students and companies and organizations interested in financing them. Also, see Failures. Failing both ph.d. and pitch, I'll probably try corporate life again (if I can resist the shameful temptation to just collect unemployment benefits (which are generous in my country)). Even if my last job kind of sucked, at least I experienced firsthand that there's nothing like job dissatisfaction for generating new ideas!

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    Yes, all you experienced folks get to roll your eyes at my ambition to actually enjoy working (even in my first job(s)). I get to be naively hopeful for a little while longer.

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    I suggest taking hostages.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    I like the idea of temp-to-perm work because I know that once I am given a chance, I will prove myself to an employer. However, I can't seem to find any temp work that isn't purely administrative. It would be awesome to find research temp work, but I haven't seen any. I will look into this further though.

    Do you mind sharing what line of work you starting temping in and what type of job you have now?

    I plan to temp if I do not get a job by the end of the year.
    I prefer not to say exactly what my line of work is, but it's an office job which involves a bit of engineering nous.

    I got my first temp job by word of mouth. A friend knew I was looking for work and sent me a job ad from where she was working. I got the 2 month contract mostly because I knew how to use Excel, and I also had some specific technical knowledge that was relevant to that team.

    A few months before that, I did a week of unpaid experience at a small company which is how I solved the problem of not having any referees. (I helped sort out something urgent for the company in that week, so I managed to leave a good impression).
    ...so much smoke pouring out of each chromosome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    It's an SJ world.
    you can add extraverted too, in my opinion....
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    Intrapersonal with Logical- Mathemathical I.
    Cassification: brunette East- baltid^^

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    I accept.

    It's an ESxJ world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I accept.

    It's an ESxJ world.
    Meaning, ESxJs are on top? Or because the traits that ESxJs are the most needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Meaning, ESxJs are on top? Or because the traits that ESxJs are the most needed?
    I think the best formulation is the type which is best adapted to the requirements of the real world... (that does not mean exactly that they are on top of society)
    I...74%
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    Intrapersonal with Logical- Mathemathical I.
    Cassification: brunette East- baltid^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexlike View Post
    I think the best formulation is the type which is best adapted to the requirements of the real world... (that does not mean exactly that they are on top of society)
    So, that'd be the personality that would largest exceed their population distribution, by virtue of having the traits that are best adapted to our environment.

    It's an NTJ world, then. An INTJ world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    So, that'd be the personality that would largest exceed their population distribution, by virtue of having the traits that are best adapted to our environment.

    It's an NTJ world, then. An INTJ world.
    how do you come to this conclusion???
    I...74%
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    Ti- Ne- Si- Fe
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    Intrapersonal with Logical- Mathemathical I.
    Cassification: brunette East- baltid^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Meaning, ESxJs are on top? Or because the traits that ESxJs are the most needed?
    It's because they're most responsible for the construction and maintenance of the infrastructure of human society. /END

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