Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Birth Orders: Graduation & Career Paths
You have just graduated from college and Mom and Dad said it’s time for
you to get a job. When you came home you found that they had turned your room into a home office for Dad, you knew they were serious. Some of you
had part-time jobs but now it was time to get serious. This would be your last summer without any responsibilities but time is running short and you need a plan. Each birth order has a
set of personality traits that fit their “ideal” job but many don’t
find it until later in life. The zigzag through many jobs. This
information on your birth order should help you find a more
direct path to that perfect position. We should also look at
some of the things you did in college, many should not be
discussed at the job interview.
The Only Child
Self-confident, not afraid of older people, may be spoiled, and
not allowed to fail. These are some of the traits of the Only
child. The world is theirs for the taking as they have been
“little” adults all their lives. Only’s parents do not turn their
rooms into an offices. Only’s can work with others but soon
rise to the top. Working alone is also no problem for them.
Books were their first friends so anything in this field interests
them. They can also be interested in History, Art, and
Publishing. Starting a business is not out of the question.
Their parents gave them a lot of self-esteem and confidence.
When on an interview they may bring up information about the
year they went to
and learn the language. Like China
Laura Bush, another Only, the library could be your new home.
The First Born
The Only child becomes a firstborn when another child enters
the family. They want to please their parents, do well in school,
like to be in charge and give orders. They are usually very
responsible and are hard on themselves to be perfect. This
birth order wants to be in-charge and many become CEOs.
They will prepare for their interview and not fail to mention all
they have accomplished, President of the student body, head
of their sorority, and their success in enlarging the student
parking lot. Any place where they can see themselves giving
orders and helping others to “do the right thing” is perfect.
School teachers are usually firstborns but so are the heads of
most large corporations.
The Second Born
Don’t tell them what to do, very competitive, athletic, with an
outgoing personality. These are some of the traits of the
second born. In College they may have been on the
basketball, swim team or the cheerleading squad. They are
the team player and the support person in anyone’s
organization. Money, not power, is their overriding ambition,
because when you have enough money no one tells you what
to do. Their goal is to have autonomy over their life, which
may mean, starting and running their own business. Bill Gates
and Warren Buffet did just that and no one tells them what to
do. At the interview it might be prudent not to mention the
time you and your friends handcuffed themselves to the library
door to protest early closing times, you can be very stubborn.
The Third Born
Very sensitive, artistic, creative, intuitive, cares about the world
and others. These are some of the traits of the third born.
Laughing on the outside but crying on the inside so no one
sees their pain is typical of this birth order. Anything that
seems to help humanity is of interest to these people.
Working outdoors with nature, art, drama, nursing are all areas
where they can excel. Money is not their goal and many are
thought to be dreamers. Both Mother Teresa and Madonna
carry this birth order. Depending on the job, you may want to
tell them about the time when your Kodiak inflatable boat was
rammed by a Whaling ship when you were volunteering to
“Save the Whales.”
The Fourth Born
The true baby in the family, outspoken, comedian, loves to
have fun. This person allows others to take care of them as
this is what has happened all their lives. Planning for tomorrow
is not a big concern but the next party or vacation is important.
Working with large groups of people comes naturally as does
speaking to their elders as this is what they have done all their
lives. They make ideal salespeople and hate a job behind a
desk. It is all about personal interaction and having fun.
Michael Jordan and Dolly Parton are both fourth borns and
are still having fun. At your interview it may not be the time
to show off the tattoo you got after winning the tequila shot
contest at spring break.
Double Birth Orders
When four or more years separate a child from their older or
younger siblings on either side of them, they pick up an
additional birth order, that of the Only child. When you
combine this with their birth order number you add strength
to all the characteristics. This Only birth order amplifies,
magnifies, and intensifies all the birth order traits. Your job
options are more varied but center around you.
Understanding Double Birth Orders is the key to
understanding and unmasking everyone’s personality.
What career path you take is of your own choosing. Match it to
your Birth Order and success is yours, you will love your
job. Pick the wrong one and you will flounder for a while until
you match with the ideal position. Good Luck!
Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst