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What careers could be a good fit for someone who is expeditious?


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Harmeet’s Answer

If you enjoy a fast pace, there is a wide variety of jobs that might interest you. Recruiting and sales are great jobs if you like talking to other people and enjoy the opportunity to "sell" or influence others. Skills in these fields can be applied to any other job as well because you're always selling or influencing others whether it's to get someone on board with a new process or convincing the team you need to go another direction with the product.

Speaking of product, you can also become a Product Manager. Folks in this space have to work with a wide-variety of disciplines like engineering, sales, design, and others to help build new products, features, and define the overall direction of a product. Because you're working with so many other people and disciplines, this is a very fast-paced type of role. Customer Success is also a great role if you're passionate about helping others solve problems related to the product.

There is a wide variety of roles that fit a fast pace, including positions in investment banking. It really just depends on what you're interested in. I wouldn't limit yourself to jobs that fit the profile of someone who is expeditious. Try to balance what you're looking for between what you really enjoy and what you're good at. At the same time, it may be that you're really terrible at something but you love it so much that you become an expert at it. Try to keep your options open! Michael Jordan wasn't the greatest basketball player, especially in his high school days but of course, with time and dedication, he became one of the greatest NBA players to live.

Thank you for answering my question. Shumeria M.

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Anna’s Answer

Hi, I would say that expeditious is important in a lot of business roles. To find the right career fit, start with your interests, and see what grabs your attention. What are your strength and weaknesses? Look up how the day in a particular profession looks like. Also, now is a great time to experiment, try to find volunteering, internship, or maybe part-time roles in the industry that you like. You may not be able to find the exact role, but you will be able to learn the industry and learn about the career path as well. I hope it helps.

Thank you! Shumeria M.

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Jac’s Answer

Using one word to describe yourself is hard to connect to a career. I suggest taking this free MBTI-based personality test that focuses on careers: https://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-careers

MBTI - Meyers Briggs personality test. One of the most popular personality tests out there. The formal MBTI usually charges, but there are a lot of free instances of it online. At your age, you just want to get a gist of it, so it's a good place to start with the free instances. Once you're in your final year of college and in the workplace, it's good to invest in a formal MBTI paid test.

If you're willing to spend $50, then there's also Strengths Finder 2.0, recently rebranded to Clifton Strengths: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/strengthsfinder.aspx

You can pay $50 for the online test, or you can buy the book for $15+ - link below - and it includes an access code to the online test. The book is like ~100 pages. Summary - everyone says to improve yourself, work on your weaknesses. This philosophy argues that if you focus on improving your strengths instead, you'll be invincible. ie. I'm bad at math and you're good at math. If I study for 20 hours, at best I'll be average. If you study for 20 hours, you'll probably be learning a new level of math.

The Clifton Strengths test shows you your top 5 strengths and you can get a coach to interpret it to see which jobs are best suited for your strengths. I recommend the coach interpretation in your senior year of college. High school and college is where you change tremendously in personality and values. So, spending $100+ on these kinds of things is best to do closer to pivotal deadlines, like when you're actually applying for jobs.

Strengths Finder book: https://www.walmart.com/ip/StrengthsFinder-2-0-9781595620156/5512335?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&&adid=22222222227001170254&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=53109160368&wl4=pla-63190549134&wl5=9028787&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=5512335&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtZH7BRDzARIsAGjbK2YJ634s1f6pJTrAPNNloA0yw7WmajjPhj5WNLBbF4YzocqRWx6tl40aAs7tEALw_wcB

Thank you for including the website and details, I really appreciate it. Shumeria M.

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Brandon’s Answer

I’m not sure I would base a career choice on having a single trait or not. Being expeditious is a good characteristic to possess and will help you in nearly any career path you choose. I would talk to friends, family and any current or past coworkers (if applicable). Ask them to be open and honest with you and ask what they think you might be good at and start there. If you’re able, you might do a search for internships, apply for positions you think you may be interested in and go for it!

I’m not sure of your age, but what did you dream of being when you were younger? We do have those dreams for a reason. Another way to ask is what would you do for the rest of your life if money wasn’t an issue? Figure out how to get paid for that and you’ll never “work” a day in your life!

Best of luck!

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Steve’s Answer

I would say Retail Management, Marketing Management and Procurement/Logistics Management would be great fields as they require fast thinking and doing. Employers will love you for doing excellent work in an efficient and expeditious manner. People who can think/act on their feet during busy and stressful interactions will serve themselves and their firm very well.


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Steve’s Answer

I would say Retail Management, Marketing Management and Procurement/Logistics Management would be great fields as they require fast thinking and doing. Employers will love you for doing excellent work in an efficient and expeditious manner. People who can think/act on their feet during busy and stressful interactions will serve themselves and their firm very well.


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