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  • Consulting

    1 5.56%
  • Journalism

    8 44.44%
  • Engineering

    1 5.56%
  • Physics

    0 0%
  • Rockstar

    1 5.56%
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    5 27.78%
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  1. #21

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    okay, I'm opening this up again. Because I've got a lot clearer idea of what I want from a job. I'd like to see if anyone can suggest a job where I'd thrive and also enjoy myself.

    Top 5 general skills/traits
    Innovative
    Perceptive
    Flexible
    Adventuresome
    Creative

    Other useful things (maybe a redundant section)

    Strong at maths (and enjoy it)
    Have Physics and Electrical Engineering degrees
    Interested in writing (though no professional training)
    Love mentoring and probably need it as some part of my job
    Like solving difficult problems
    Like to experiment and test things
    Like to improve the world and what I'm interacting with in some way
    Like to increase my understanding and that of people around me
    Like to grow and help others around me grow
    Like improving processes or methods while problem solving
    Have an interest in some arts: music, writing, photography, maybe acting or film
    Have an interest in most sciences, especially space and the fundamentals (i like asking why over what)
    Have an interest in communication styles
    Dislike step by step process based solving of problems
    Dislike technical speak

    Ideal Job

    Mentoring
    High level problem solving (creative solutions)
    Innovation
    Experimentation and testing
    Writing
    Improving world
    Increasing my understanding of people and surroundings
    Troubleshooting
    Not long-winded highly-technical projects or jargon (just not a mass of data and details without looking at underlying concepts)
    Improvement of processes and methods (ie. evolution of approach)
    room for or interaction with arts. (ie. music, writing, photography, acting, etc)
    improving understanding and communication within the business

    Problems with some investigated careers

    Management consulting - have little interest in business or the economy, more science and the nature of things
    Engineering consulting - Not a specialist in any area at this stage
    Space - I'd love to do something related to space but limited space related jobs in Australia.
    Space - I have an interest in space travel and discovery of things beyond Earth but prefer inventing to observing or datamining. I'd considered maybe something to do with telescope optics which sort of bridges to photography, or with space vehicle design.
    Physics Research - So far has been too process based and not really grabed me as much as I'd like. There are patches when we are on something new and cutting edge and the ideas are flowing and fun, but mostly it feels like plugging away for little reward. Maybe also too introverted industry for me, because I like to bounce ideas off people when problem solving.
    Teaching - I like mentoring students, but prefer university aged over school. I also prefer the one on one teaching to lecturing to a class.

    This is more for an idea of where I'm going than somewhere I can instantly jump to. Any suggestions of cool jobs or careers to try would be great.
    Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

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    I think journalism would be really perfect for you, and it involves all from top 5 list, especially something where you get to travel a lot.
    your major job disatisfaction so far, as it seems to me, was because of not having enough diversity and adventure... you dont seem like a person who will be happy to stay in the same place for long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    Top 5 general skills/traits
    Innovative
    Perceptive
    Flexible
    Adventuresome
    Creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I can totally understand you...(even if I'm NT), perhaps it's due to shared enneagram type, but people do keep pushing me towards science and maths but I need to be outside and interact with some people, lest becoming miserable...
    I know this is an old post.. but heh... i was also pushed towards maths mostly.. and science.. everybody expected me to go that route because i am good at it.. i was usually acused of wasting my potential from many professors because i dont use the talent... but i just couldnt, i felt very depressed when i had to do math, like i am in prison, away from important happenings... it's weird when nature gives you talent for something you cant use because it'd make you unhappy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloee View Post
    I know this is an old post.. but heh... i was also pushed towards maths mostly.. and science.. everybody expected me to go that route because i am good at it.. i was usually acused of wasting my potential from many professors because i dont use the talent... but i just couldnt, i felt very depressed when i had to do math, like i am in prison, away from important happenings... it's weird when nature gives you talent for something you cant use because it'd make you unhappy..
    I don't have this problem with maths but I do have it with computers. I really dislike staring at one all day at work rather than chatting with people. Though I find programming and creating algorithms really easy so people keep wanting to hire me to do it. Fluorescent lights and screens mess with my head a bit too. No idea why, but I feel blank and zoned out with them. This is one reason I don't want another office and computer job. If I get away from them my mind starts working well again.
    Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

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