Research says the following 10 types are most likely to be gainfully employed. Do you see yourself here?
1. The cheerleader. What’s a good sport without a happy bunch of cheerleaders? All work and no promotion, makes the company disappear in the market.
So your small law firm maybe known in the circles, but a little push from a marketing guru will make the world aware of your facilities, capabilities, which will result in acquiring more clients. The marketer works in tandem with the founder to position the company that suits his or her vision and build the brand. This personality type is highly assertive, understands urgency and is willing to gamble (even when the founder develops cold feet)
2. The multi-tasker. So your company is tiny and everyone is a bit stretched. There are some who just can’t handle the pressure, but there are few who can grin and bear it all, and can put their hands in several puddings all at once -be admin one day, and a creative executor the next.
These multi-taskers serve as real assets to smaller firms whose budgets are meagre and manpower a handful. Young entrepreneurs are constantly on the look out of talent that not only can juggle many roles, but also switch parts as and when required.
3. The obligator. What’s the difference between an accommodator and multi-tasker? The former is a `willing personality’, while the latter is just blessed to focus on too many things at the same time. But as an owner of a small business, you need an accommodator in your squad, too. Read: These personalities are not spineless `yes minister’ kinds, but understand when they need to up their game, and do whatever it takes to work with impossible demands and deadlines
4. Reverse role player: Small firms have a strong tendency and leaning to employ people who are like-minded, but HR officials reckon that a personality whose views and beliefs are opposite of that of the company would do the latter good and result in growth. He/she would bring in the perspective and insight that owners would fail to notice. Sometimes, they’ll also serve as mock rivals, thus further enhancing the chances of success and productivity.
5. The decision maker: When an entrepreneur has just started off in the business, he/she is always a bit averse to taking big risks and making concrete decisions. They are constantly turning to people who can use their own judgment and give them sound advice. Remember, they need someone who is not afraid to pull the trigger in times of distress. If you’re a firm decision maker, then you are just the person your boss needs by his/ her side.
6. The cautious player: Likewise, if you’re the kind of entrepreneur who has a tendency to run with his /her dreams, an employer who likes to play it carefully is always a good hand in the team. You need this type of personality as a counterbalance to risk takers.
They are risk-averse, but sometimes you need such people to bring in stability and caution you from getting too excited and taking on more than your resources can manage
7. The planner: A person skilled in draft ing policies and plan ning the next action the compa ny must take is a key member to have in the team. Many serve as efficient executors, but few as effective planners (who essentially run the ship). These are the guys who can identify long-term goals, have a vision for the future and can work on a calculated measure to get there.
8. The organiser: It’s one thing to be a good strategist, and another to pull it all together. The best ideas go for a toss if you do not have someone who is task-oriented to put them into action. So if you are a master at organising, then it’s imperative to add that in your CV.
9. The analyser: While the strategist and organiser have their own skill sets to execute the idea into action,it takes an observant kind -who has one eye firmly on the markets and another on the rivals -to help you weigh the pros and cons and work accordingly.
10. The helper: If you have wetted your hands in the hospitality business, and are looking to make a switch, be sure you retain the `service-oriented’ trait in your next job, too. A person who has a willingness to help others always makes for a great team player.
They balance administrative qualities, understand urgency and have the patience to deal with finicky clients.