Conventional (Organizer) Careers
Conventional types, or otherwise known as “The Organizer” like structure, rules and regulations and they tend to work best with data. In this article, we will explore the Conventional type in more detail. We will look at their strengths in the workplace. We will also look at which careers, based on these strengths, artistic personalities are likely to thrive in.
Overview of the Conventional Type
The Conventional personality type, or “The Organizer”, is one of the six personality types included in the Holland Code model of personality. Typically, Organizers tend to like structure, rules and order. They are normally incredibly detail-oriented and have high standards, placing great value on reputation, power or status.
They are referred to as ‘Organizers” because of their love for structure and predictability. They have high-levels of self-control and will work in an organized and methodical manner to complete things on time.
Someone who is Conventional has many strengths, such as their organizational and time-management skills. At work, they truly stand out because they have skills such as:
- Task-oriented. The Conventional type thrives on setting plans and tasks and working efficiently towards these.
- Attention to Detail. Conventional types have high-standards and notice the small things.
- Organized. Conventional types like order and structure and will therefore work in an organized and methodical manner.
- Time Management. The Conventional type is excellent at finishing assignments and projects in advance.
Best Careers for Conventional Types
In general, Conventional Types, or “Organizers”, tend to thrive in environments that are structured, stable and predictable. To feel truly fulfilled, Conventional types must be allowed to be organized, methodical and focus on the detail. As a result, conventional types are often found working as accountants, actuaries or financial analysts.
It is important to note that although you may relate most to the Conventional personality type, your ‘ideal’ career may be influenced by your secondary (and then tertiary) type.
- Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Social’ will be found in stable and detail-oriented careers in more social environments. Such careers include as administrators, nursing assistants or financial advisors.
- Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Artistic’ are likely to be found in more creative careers, that still have a focus on goal orientation and structure. Such careers include as a web developer, editor or event planner.
- Conventional types with a secondary type of’Enterprising’ are influential. As a result, they are found in management positions, such as marketing, human resources or logistics, where they can influence others to work in an orderly manner towards goals.
- Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Investigative’ like to research and solve problems. These types are likely to like careers such as web developers, legal secretaries or medical technicians.
- Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Realistic’ types like to work in practical and organized environments where they can work with their hands. They are likely to enjoy working as an air traffic controller, systems analyst or plumber.
Worst Careers for Conventional Types
Those who are Conventional may struggle in any career that is erratic, too relaxed and/or requires spontaneity. A career as an artist, dancer, sales representative or media producer, for example, are likely to stress the Organizer. Similarly, the unpredictable situations that a firefighter or paramedic encounters may overwhelm the Conventional Type.