(Closed) ESFJ – What job do you have :)

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m also an ESFJ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m an Organizational Development specialist for a major health system. My bachelors is in psychology and I have my masters in industrial/organizational psychology. So, it’s fitting for my ESFJ! 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m right on the border between ESFJ and ISFJ- I’ll usually test slightly more ISFJ, but it’s super close.  I’m a school counselor…so pretty in line with working with people and being good at reading emotions and listening with compassion.  

Post # 4
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Newbee

I created an account just to reply to this post! I am in between ENFJ/ESFJ and like you, I love directly helping people and always thought it would be rewarding if I was a counselor. I currently work in QualIty Assurance and am pretty miserable in it but it pays the bills. A few years ago, I contemplated going to grad school to get a masters in MFT but life gets in the way and I do have a mortgage to pay. I have come to accept that i will never be 100% happy in my current career but I view it as a way for me to get income to create a life I do enjoy (traveling, etc.).  Sometimes I wonder what it’d be like to take up a hobby that fulfills my ENSJ side, such as the Big Sister program or volunteering.

 

What ESFJ-type jobs are you interested in?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m an ESFJ and I’m a Marketing Manager. Most days I feel like I went into a good field but my dream job would be an interior designer!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am very ESFJ and recently got my masters in applied behavior analysis. I have worked with kids on the autism spectrum doing ABA therapy for 7 years. I love my job and helping families!! Very rewarding

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is a market for that in banking.  I’m a business banking officer and I love it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m also ESFJ. I’m in finance at the  moment, but I’m studying part time to become a physiotherapist ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

laylahlaylah:  Your description of what you would like to do made me think of Dave Ramsey! Are you familiar with him and his financial planning classes/products? A key point of his methods is helping people understand finances, create budgets, get out of debt and make smart decisions with their money. The part that I feel can pertain to you is that he has a list of Endorsed Local Providers he refers people to. These are local businesses that support TEACHING financial basics, not just telling them what they should do or doing it for them. His big thing with these companies is that they have a “heart of a teacher.” Long story short, it may be worth looking into what companies he endorses in your area and see if they have any positions that you may be a good fit for.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I started in public relations, but I quickly discovered that I didn’t have the big picture/big thinker type of personality necessary to come up with good campaigns. From there I moved into consumer research, thinking that an analytical role would fit me better, and while it was very intellectually stimulating, it involved waaaay too much time alone for me, and I was still looking to do something with more purpose. In one week I’m starting a fundraising-related job at a university, and I’m really excited about it! I think I may eventually move into nonprofit or higher ed administration, which will give me the opportunity to work with lots of people, such as students or volunteer groups. We will see!

I’ve thought about going into counseling or student advising, but I think that I would get burnt out really quickly or that it would take too much of an emotional toll on me. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

ut0pia:  are you me?! I’m a QA as well. It sucks, but pays bills. I agree, I don’t think I’ll ever love work but look at it as a way to fund things I enjoy outside of it. I’m trying to find a business analyst position In hopes of not hating it so much, haha.

Post # 14
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Newbee

jne131:  Sorry for the late reply, I don’t log on this website often.  Power to us for tolerating our boring jobs!  ๐Ÿ™‚  How long have you been working as QA? Can you transfer to a business analyst?  If so, and if you think you’ll hate it less, you should go for it!  I feel that QA is a department that will always exist and we can probably come back to it anytime.  I have been eyeing working in clin ops but I think I’m too deep in QA to start over.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I work as a nanny, but as long as it pays the necessary bills, I’d do whatever. My non-work time is more important to me- I volunteer teaching others, and Darling Husband and I also like to travel and do other things. 

My 2 guy friends that are ESFJ do painting and roof work. (But they work with their family businesses, so maybe not what they would have chosen for themselves?)

I think the variety in choice of work is interesting!

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