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Overtime, making careful and well thought decisions regarding your career can increase your chance of success. People are happier and most productive when their career choice matches their personality. Which means  most people work best when paired with jobs that not only utilize their strengths but are then tailored to how they work best, resulting in more work getting done and higher quality work. 
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Realistic occupations or careers frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.   REALISTIC CAREERS It is important to note that doing a job that gives you the opportunity to use your natural strengths and interest is more satisfying and fulfilling because it blends with your personality. However, the careers that fit a realistic personality type are often considered as realistic careers.   A realistic personality is someone who has a good grip on the reality of a situation and understands what can and cannot be done – something that is a practical, achievable idea, or something that resembles the actual truth about life. Realistic individuals are active, stable and enjoy hands-on or manual activities, such as building, mechanics, machinery operation and athletics.  They generally prefer to “learn by doing” in a practical, task-oriented setting, as opposed to spending extended periods of time in a classroom. Realistic types tend to communicate in a frank, direct manner and value material things. They perceive themselves as skilled in mechanical and physical activities but may be uncomfortable or less adept with human relations. They enjoy engaging in physical activity and often like being outdoors and working with plants and animals.
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The realistic careers that they go for include: Carpenter:  They are those in charge of cutting, shaping, and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships and timber bridges. They also work with natural wood and do rougher work such as framing, cabinet making and furniture building. Their jobs are physically intensive, requiring many hours of standing while cutting, joining, and working wood materials. Since carpenters use sharp and heavy equipment, they should be safety-conscious and follow company or workplace safety standards at all times. Farmer:  A farmer works under the umbrella of agriculture, producing a variety of food products for human and animal consumption. There are several kinds of farmers, ranging from farmers who raise animals to farmers who grow crops. Farmers are responsible for all crops and livestock that are needed for us to survive. Without food, the world would slowly die, and farmers work hard every day to keep plenty of crops and animal products in the market, to keep that from happening. A farmer has various responsibilities within their particular field; Whether it is the purchasing and planting of seeds on a cash crop farm, the purchasing of quality breeding stock on an animal husbandry farm, or the diet and care of a specific type of livestock on an animal production farm. And also a farmer often needs a good working knowledge of mechanics in order to keep their equipment running and in optimal order. Private detective or investigator:  Private detectives are sharp, analytical and rigorous workers. They use their cleverness to find facts and uncover hidden information about a wide range of legal, personal, and financial issues. It is a task that requires them to be goal-oriented and logical in their thinking. The best private detectives are also thorough and efficient. They offer many services, including verifying people’s backgrounds, tracing missing persons, investigating computer crimes, and working for celebrities. Ship Engineer Ship engineers are responsible for ensuring that the various mechanical components of a commercial, military, or research ship are functioning smoothly. Although, they may supervise other technicians, they also have a lot of autonomy in their work, making this an ideal fit for independently minded people. The hands-on nature of this role makes it a highly engaging and satisfying job for practical thinkers. Realistic careers are best for those who are realistic in nature and it enables them to produce tangible results and gain career success effectively. Featured image: Flex Jobs
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This article was first published on 27th January 2022 and updated on January 30th, 2022 at 6:08 am


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