September 13th, 2007

Sinfest - Cafe 42

Career Matching...

What's your career based on interests/personality? The below will attempt to tell you.

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top results.

I find it really interesting how many of these involve working with my hands and creative functions. And how few things I have done in my life that involve either of those skills.

My results are below. Here's how they match to my current career. My main job is as a project manager (#25). I love to do database development (#21). I am doing website design for both work and myself (#2) and I support the databases I design (#3).

1. Multimedia Developer
2. Website Designer
3. Computer Support Person
4. Industrial Designer
5. Interior Designer
6. Computer Programmer
7. Desktop Publisher
8. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
9. Fashion Designer
10. Computer Engineer
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The database designer aspects pretty much describe what I enjoy in work:

Database Designer:
Primary Aspects
Understanding computer programming Like very much
Organizing and storing information
Learning about the applications of computers

Secondary Aspects Your Response
Planning how work is to be carried out
Problem solving by seeking new ideas
Asking questions and interviewing people

Other Aspects Your Response
Explaining ideas and information to people
Work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
Providing advice