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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, February 24, 2015
There's a wonderful saying: Find
a job you love, and you'll never
work a day in your life. (Often
attributed to Confucius.)
That leads to a frequently asked
question: What kinds of jobs or careers
are suitable for introverts?
The answer is a little complicated,
because introversion isn't the only
dimension of personality that relates
to job satisfaction.
Knowing that you're an introvert
doesn't automatically mean that certain
jobs are going to be right for you and
others wrong. But it is definitely one
dimension to consider as you examine
the elements of career satisfaction.
A little research and self-exploration
will help you determine some paths to
pursue - and this kind of exploration
probably suits your introverted person-
ality. Here are five resources for that
1. Do What You Are (book by Paul
D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-
Tieger, Little Brown & Company,
Gain a better understanding of all
aspects of your personality type,
and identify specific jobs that are in
tune with all of your strengths.
There's a wide range of jobs
suggested for introverts, far too
many to list here, but including such
diverse fields as teaching,
engineering, finance, computer
science, web design,
paralegal, bookkeeping, tax
preparation, clergy, social work,
merchandise planning, interior
2. Professional Associations -
Learn more about a job from the
professional associations for that
occupation or industry. A good place
to start is the Directory of
Professional and Industry
3. Google -
If you Google the phrase "careers
for introverts" you'll find links for
several articles, blogs, book
references, etc. There's even a
discussion among introverts on just
4. LinkedIn -
Talk to someone who actually
does that job. If you don't happen
to know anyone, use the Advanced
People search on LinkedIn to find
people you're connected to who do
that job, and ask for an
Questions to ask include the
• What does a typical day look
• Does this occupation allow you
to work on one task at a time
until it is complete, or are you
typically involved in multiple
tasks at the same time?
• Is the work fairly structured
and routine, or is the work
• How much time is spent
interacting with people? With
data? With machines?
• What does the work space
typically look like?
A combination of self-
assessment and career exploration
can uncover the job that's a great fit
for your personality.
The University School at Baker Street, St. Augustine is seeking a professional,
ethical, highly motivated and visionary Principal to lead its transformation into a
model primary school. The Principal is expected to academically and adminis-
tratively lead the institution as it develops research-based pedagogical strate-
gies in keeping with international best practices.
Qualifications and Experience
The prospective applicant should possess:
a) a Bachelor's degree in Education or any other relevant discipline
b) a postgraduate degree in Education
c) at least 5 years' experience as a senior teacher with some
Experience in a school environment as a principal or a vice principal or any
other experience as a curriculum officer or a policy officer will be desirable.
Good entrepreneurial or business skills could be an asset.
The candidate must be self motivated, have an excellent character, have strong
leadership skills, be able to work with minimal supervision in an interdisciplinary
environment and manage personnel at various levels; and be accountable to
the University School Council.
The applications must include curriculum vitae with THREE testimonials.
Names and contact information for the three referees should also be included.
The applications should be sent to the Chairman, University School Council, 62
Baker Street, St. Augustine on or before 22nd of March, 2015 in a sealed enve-
lope or by an email addressed to email@example.com
About the School
The University School is a premier private primary school in St. Augustine
established in 1954. It has from its inception embraced a holistic curriculum
which includes physical education, music, art and craft and science, each of
which is taught by specialist teachers. It is managed by a University School
Council elected from the University School Association -- an association made
of up of staff of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine campus. It has
developed a strategic plan for the period 2014-2019 with the objective of trans-
forming the primary school into a model school.
A combination of
career exploration can
uncover the job that's
a great fit for your
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