What Kind of Job is the Best Fit for You?

10.15.2021 | Blog

Hello, job-seekers!

If you are not sure what kind of job is the best fit for you, let me give you tips to help you figure it out. In this article, you will learn how to understand and analyze your personality to find a job, and this article also provides you with a very useful resource to assist you to find your best-fit position.


1. It’s Important to Know Your Personality to Find a Job


Knowing your personality can help you figure out what kind of job is the best fit for you. If you can find a position that aligns with your personality, it possibly leads to 1) better adjustment to culture, 2) better job performance, and 3) higher job satisfaction at your new employment.

In addition, if you know your personality well, that makes you realize what your strengths and weaknesses are for job-hunting. Knowing your strengths especially will guide you to what kind of job you can utilize your skills, background, and personality the most.

To avoid making a poor decision when looking for a best-fit position for yourself, I recommend you to take the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” to better understand your personality. All you have to do is take your time and answer the questions! After taking the test, you can visit “16 Personality Types in the Workplace” to see what types of jobs might be a good fit for you.


2. Career Aptitude Test Helps You Find the Best Job

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The best is to take the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator”, as I mentioned above. However, for those who do not have a lot of time to analyze your personality and best-fit positions, the “Career aptitude test” might be the fastest way to know what career best fits you! It only takes about 5 minutes, and the website will suggest to you the specific job title that you might be interested in.

In Japan, there is a similar aptitude test called “適性検査” (tekisei kensa), and companies often implement this test as a part of the hiring process. Also, I believe a lot of college junior/senior students in Japan are familiar with 適性検査 and have tried it to know both their personality and academic skills.


3. If You Don’t Know What You Want to Do…


a) Get to know yourself

Please take the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” to know your personality better and analyze your strengths and weakness to see what kind of jobs can be the best fit for you. If you’d like to, taking the “Career aptitude test” is another option to figure your potential job opportunities. Either way, I recommend you to try taking these tests first, then spending some time analyzing yourself.

b) What are your priorities?

If you are not too sure what you want to do in terms of employment, you can think of “priorities.” Is your priority a high salary? Commute time? Location? Flexible working hours…? This is not really about your personality, but knowing what you want to prioritize helps you to narrow down your job options in a good way!

c) Seek career advice

What should you do if you have tried everything in this article but are still not confident about finding the best job for you? Let’s seek advice from your family, friends, recruiters, etc. If you have a specific industry that you are pursuing, find someone who has an established career in that field and hear their experience!