While business, finance, and sales careers took big job loss hits in the last few years, you can see how much of a difference it makes to be in the right industry.
For example, real estate and banking have had massive layoffs and restructuring this recession. But it's different story when you look at similar Enterprising careers in finance, business, management and sales jobs in growth industries like health care, technology, and the green economy. No job is perfectly secure, but an aging population and the continued importance of energy makes managing projects and manipulating (in a positive way, right?) systems in these fields more promising.
To learn more about how to use this list and what "promising" means, please visit Part 1- our introduction and 4 Smart Strategies for Career Planning. We recommend starting with our valid career assessment that measures Holland's personality types, The Career Key test. You'll also want to explore the careers for other personality types that fit you (see list at the post's end).
Promising Enterprising Careers by Career Key Work Group
Holland's Theory of Career Choice and a description of the Enterprising personality type:
Sales and Purchasing
Government and Public Administration
Legal Practice and Support
Other promising careers by Holland personality type in this series (there will be links when posted):