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Birth Orders: Graduation & Career Paths

You just graduated from college and your parents said “get a job”.

Understanding your birth order will help. Each birth order has a set of personality traits that fit their “ideal” job. If you don’t find it now you will zigzag through many jobs. Information on birth order should help with finding the direct path to that perfect position. At your job interview not all things you did in college, should be discussed.

Only Child

Self-confident, may be spoiled, protected from failure.

The world is theirs for the taking.

They have been “little” adults all their lives.

Only when working with others rise to the top.

Books were their first friends; they are interested in history, art, and publishing.

Starting their own business is likely.

When being interviewed they may bring up information about their year in China studying Mandarin.

First Born

Only children become Firstborns when another child enters the family.

They want to please their parents, do well in school, like being in charge and giving orders.

They are responsible and strive for perfection.

Firstborns want to be in-charge and many become CEO’s.

They prepare for their interviews not failing to mention all their accomplishments.  Student body President would be important.

Some were involved with projects such as enlarging the student parking lot.

They want to be in a position to give orders and help others to “do the right thing”.

Second Born

Don’t tell them what to do, very competitive, athletic, with outgoing personalities.

In college they may have been involved with sport teams or cheerleading squads.

Usually a team player, they are the support people within an organization.

Money, not power, is their overriding ambition. When you have money, no one tells you what to do.

Their goal is to have autonomy over their life, starting their own businesses would be ideal.

At the interview you should not mention the time you and your friends handcuffed yourselves to the library door to protest early closing times.

Second borns can appear stubborn.

Third Born

Sensitive, artistic, creative, intuitive, cares about the world and others.

Laughing on the outside but crying on the inside hiding their pain is typical.

Helping humanity interests the Third born.

Working outdoors with nature, art, drama, and nursing are all areas where they can excel.

Money is not their goal.

Many appear to be dreamers.

At the job interview, you may not want to mention when your Kodiak inflatable boat was rammed by a whaling ship, volunteering to “Save the Whales.”

Fourth Born

True baby in the family, outspoken, comedian, loves to have fun.

The Fourth born allowed others to take care of them throughout their lives.

Planning is not a concern but the next party or vacation is important.

Working with large groups comes naturally as does speaking to their elders.

They make ideal salespeople and hate desk jobs. It’s about personal interaction and the fun of life.

Your interview is not the time to show off your tattoo after winning the tequila shot contest at Spring Break.

Double Birth Orders

These birth orders will be discussed in another blog.

Your Future

The career path you take is your own choosing. Match it with your Birth Order and success and job fulfillment is yours.

Pick the wrong one and you will flounder until you match with the ideal position.

Good Luck!

Read more posts by Dr. Robert Hurst, expert on how your birth order impacts your personality and overall success