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What proffesion would you recommend for a person who likes being in charge?

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Brandon’s Answer

Jobs for people that wish to be in charge are normally managerial positions, supervisors, and/or coordinator jobs. There are many jobs like this that need specific credentials that go with that particular profession. Normally for these professions you would need to show that you have the skills and the experience in order to go directly into that profession. One cannot normally go straight to a leadership role without experience. These skills also do not have to be strictly managerial experience, rather it can be experience of taking charge of smaller projects or being a leader in a team.
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Mickael’s Answer

Your question is quite vague. Ask yourself this:
- are you good in human relationship?
- do you prefer delegating work or do you yourself?
- do you like big projects or small projects?
- do you thrive by working alone or in group?

You can be in charge of almost anything in your professional career; you can be in charge of your own project as an individual contributor, you can be in charge of a team, of a division ...

It's too opened of a question for me to give you any better answer.
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Muhammad’s Answer

Being in-charge maybe a bit general, I would ask the following questions instead:
- Do you thrive in high-pressure environments which require constant decision making?
- Are you able to take in various streams of information, condense them into an overarching trend and make thoughtful decisions?
- Are you a good listener?
- Do you have a specific set of expertise which your team can rely on?
- Are you good with people & able to relate to them on a personal basis?
- Are you able to make a case for action, motivate & drive a team?
- Are you looking to make the final decision, or drive people's decisions?

These types of questions are important when considering any type of leadership role. Good leaders embody a lot of these qualities and generally have a set of expertise that their team relies on. All this takes time and it's important to embrace the process. It takes time to built relationships, gain a valuable skillset, show your decision making capability etc. Also, I would say being in-charge can mean a lot of things. Someone maybe in-charge based on their title, but in-reality the real power maybe held by a subject-matter expert who drives the decision in a certain direction.

With all that being said, as an engineer myself, I would suggest pursuing project management as a starting role. Project managers lead a team to execute a specific project. This is a great Segway into more managerial roles where the person maybe the final asset owner/stakeholder for a company.



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Vivek’s Answer

I am happy to see you are looking for a career based on your strengths. Some of the careers in which these skills would be more be useful would include program management, leadership roles and also high pressure jobs. That said, always do remember each of these roles would need a much more well rounded set of skills including collaboration, empathy , drive and accountability.
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