What do the stars have in store for your career? Find out more in this article by Claire Petulengro.
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You are about as competitive as they get and play every game to win. In the workplace, you are not comfortable if you can’t be the leader and should therefore be in a job that allows you to move up the ladder. With your ability to understand and manipulate corporate politics, it shouldn’t take long before you are promoted. You have a combustible personality and can be an explosive employee - sometimes you aren’t as diplomatic as you could be. This is not to say that you don’t care about your colleagues, rather that you are unintentionally insensitive from time to time. You thrive on being surrounded by a large group of people and public service jobs are likely to attract you, so look into teaching, the police force and medicine. Whatever field you choose, make sure that it offers adventure and new challenges – a 9 to 5 desk job doing data entry is bound to send you insane with boredom. However, the ideal job does not come along straight away and you must resist the temptation to become lazy in a job that does not quite suit you. Have faith in the fact that when the ideal job does appear, you have the intelligence and determination to make a success out of it.Ideal jobs: surgeon, athlete, lawyer, entrepreneur, sales manager.
People born under your sign are reliable, loyal and good team players. Although it may take a while to get you going on the task in hand, once you are focused, you will follow your work through to the end in an organized manner. You need to be aware that you can be stubborn with a bit of a temper, though any outbursts are likely to be short and quickly forgotten. You can do extremely well in the business world but your artistic streak should not be ignored completely. Your love of beauty and creativity could take you into the world of fashion and your interest in all things culinary could lead you to consider opening a restaurant. You can be notoriously strong-willed at times so it might be a good idea for colleagues to lay down the law at the outset so you can follow their lead. Your office is likely to be a comfortable and cosy retreat from the rest of the workplace, where you and your clients can feel welcome and at home. The fact you are extremely practical and grounded will ensure that you are the pillar and cohesive force behind any company.
Ideal jobs: banker, artist, clothing designer, builder, advertising director.
You are in your element in a busy office, surrounded by people and bustle. Variety is the spice of life for you and with a restless and quick mind, you like to move quickly from one project to the next. You will not stick to any job that is repetitive in nature. Communication skills are your greatest asset, so you would excel in any job where you act as a go-between. You are also excellent at making valuable contacts and will use any sort of social occasion as an opportunity to network. People interest you immensely, though sometimes you can be curious to a fault. Beware of letting your probing nature get you into trouble at work. You thrive as an active team member and do not have a great desire to become a leader – you would rather provide valuable input than give out orders. This is probably because you do not cope well with stress and so top management jobs are not an attractive prospect. Your office is bound to be a treasure trove of faxes, phones and all sorts of electronic gizmos enabling you to stay in touch with important clients.
Ideal jobs: translator, PR officer, media personnel, broker, correspondent.
Because of your subtle and low-key approach to work, many people wrongly assume that you are not ambitious. In actual fact, you are one of the most diligent signs in the Zodiac and with a friendly, approachable nature, you are a joy to work with. When it comes to business dealings, you are extremely cautious – you like to protect yourself and those around you with a non-confrontational approach. Your love of family and your nurturing nature makes you ideal for a job in the caring professions. Any job you do has to be useful to society and allow you to come into contact with the public on a day-to-day basis. You would probably be happiest running your own small business, as this would give you a certain amount of autonomy and lots of contact with different people. Your most valuable asset is probably your memory; you have the ability to absorb facts and figures with great ease. Combined with your love of history, a job at a museum would also be ideal. Wherever you work, your office is sure to be homely with comfortable chairs and this will be your favourite place to have a business lunch.
Ideal jobs: doctor, lecturer, nutritionist, historian, shop owner.
You are a proud, energetic and confident person to have in any company. People born under your sign are team leaders who are not afraid to take risks once in a while. Get onto a Leo’s team and you are bound to be on the winning side. You have a positive attitude to work that is infectious, for this reason, you are likely to be a role model for many of your colleagues. However, you must take care that you do not fall into a state of complacency otherwise everything you have worked for will be pulled out from under you. Ideally, you prefer a prestigious job and cope well under stress and tight deadlines. Networking is one of your many loves and you are often found in all the right bars after work meeting people just as powerful and influential as you are. Your office will certainly convey your position within the company – an expensive, imposing desk and chair or ‘throne’ is a necessity. Frequent business trips to international destinations are just up your street and only business class tickets will do.
Ideal jobs: manager, politician, art dealer, performer, film director, architect.
With a work ethic to rival the Japanese, you Virgos are the worker bees of the zodiac. You love to analyse facts and figures and have excellent problem-solving skills. Freelance work is ideal for you because you are known to crave independence and a space of your own. You are highly organized with an excellent filing system and orderly database at your disposal. You are a realistic worker who knows how to set achievable goals for yourself and the team. However, you can be a perfectionist and are liable to criticise instead of encouraging others and thinking positively. In fact, your perfectionism can lead to health problems, so balance is needed if you are to stay happy in your job. Your sign is keen on healthy living and you are attracted to working in the health industry. A job as a personal trainer or as a nutritionist would give you a platform to preach about the importance of a healthy lifestyle as would a job in the medical profession. The more unconventional among you would be interested in alternative medicine such as homeopathy and aromatherapy.
Ideal jobs: chemist, doctor, civil servant, copy-editor, personal assistant.
No one could accuse you of favouritism or partiality – you have a sense of justice and fair play that is hard to rival. Any decision you make in the workplace will have been carefully weighed up beforehand. Your sign needs a job that allows you to converse and exchange ideas with a range of people. You are also the networker of the Zodiac and the king of ‘schmooze’ when it comes to any sort of social occasion. You have an eagle eye for fresh talent and never leave the house without your trusty business cards. People born under your sign like to work in a harmonious environment and in beautiful surroundings. Rest assured, when you have your own office, it will be filled with fresh flowers and beautiful artwork. You are best suited to legal work as you love to weigh up a problem logically and proceed to give good advice. You also have an approachable manner and find it easy to deal with the public. Stay away from speculative or risky jobs on the stock exchange – they are bound to end in disaster!
Ideal jobs: diplomat, judge, PR consultant, psychologist.
Big business deals are your thing and once you have a goal in mind, you will stop at nothing to reach your targets. You play to win and are determined to reach the top. It could be argued that people born under your sign are only out for themselves, but you are capable of helping others – just so long as it won’t inconvenience you too much. You have high standards for your colleagues to live up to and don’t suffer fools gladly; you have no patience for anyone who displays weakness. This means you would have trouble working for someone you did not respect 100 per cent but if an employer or colleague manages to impress you, you will be loyal and devoted towards them. If you are required to be ruthless to close a business deal, you won’t hesitate to go in for the kill and you will revel in the adrenaline rush. You can sometimes be too aggressive and inflexible so need to remember that no one is indispensable. Many Scorpios have a natural aptitude for all things mechanical so you might opt for a career in engineering.
Ideal jobs: investigator, manager, engineer, scientist.
You are the office optimist who manages to look cheerful on a Monday morning, no matter how hard it was to drag yourself out of bed. You are passionate about what you believe in and have a positive outlook when it comes to every aspect of your work. For these reasons you are excellent for team morale and are good at boosting everyone’s spirits. You would be successful at working as part of a sales team, though whether you would enjoy this kind of work is another matter. A job dealing with people is important as you are adept at any kind of social situation and the prospect of working alone or in a quiet environment is your idea of hell. Your thirst for knowledge and your inquisitive nature would make you an excellent researcher. You are also the explorer and traveller of the Zodiac and are never happier than when on the road, meeting local people along the way. You’ll probably rarely be found in your office because you will jump at any chance to go on a business trip.
Ideal jobs: travel agent, photographer, ambassador, professor.
When it comes to choosing a job, your main criteria has to be status or prestige. Whatever you decide to do, your job has to sound impressive and even though you may not be doing something particularly glamorous, you will dress it up by giving yourself an important-sounding job title. Head of communication and circulation probably means you are the office mail boy! However, you aspire to be a leader because you like to be in control and are well-suited to the role. You are practical and will persevere when everyone else gives up. A special skill is the way you can boost team morale when it’s at rock bottom though you need to remember to relinquish control and delegate when necessary. People born under your sign need to learn how to relax – you are probably from the Gordon Gecko school of business and think that lunch is for wimps! You value your image immensely and expect those around you to dress as smartly for work as you do. You are the lean, mean, leading machine of the workplace!
Ideal Jobs: CEO, computer wizard, manager, army general.
The thought of working with a handful of people in a cramped office is probably your idea of hell! You love to be surrounded by lots of people and, democrat that you are, you tend to think of all your colleagues as your equals. You are a humanitarian who will stop at nothing to help your fellow man, so working for a charity or other non-profit organization would stimulate you immensely. Teaching would also be a good career path and you are bound to get job satisfaction from educating and inspiring a new generation. Your job certainly needs to have a sense of purpose and needs to be challenging. The corporate world is not the environment for you and the idea of ‘walking the walk, talking the talk’ leaves you cold. With your natural aptitude for all things technical, computing is an exciting, fast-paced field for you to enter. You are constantly coming up with new ideas and have an inquisitive nature, so any area that is cutting-edge and developing rapidly is perfect for you. Anything run-of-the mill or middle-of-the road will not be suitable. Don’t be afraid to branch out on your own, there is bound to be a market out there for your original ideas.
Ideal jobs: inventors, scientists, politicians, fund raisers.
Are you often being told to stop daydreaming? Is practicality not your strong point? If so, you are a typical Piscean who tends to drift off into your own dream world at the drop of a hat. However, yours is a contradictory sign and some of you are excellent at business and know how to keep your feet firmly on the ground. Others do not see money as being important when it comes to choosing a career. Like Aquarians, you get satisfaction from helping and serving other people. Going into the caring profession will give you an enormous sense of self worth, as would an artistic job. Your sign is full of artists and musicians bringing their creative talents into the world. People born under your sign are also psychic and can be found in the unconventional world of mediums and astrologers. Your office will be a soothing and relaxing retreat from the bustle and stress of the rest of the office – comfort is the key word. Whatever you decide to do, you need to feel appreciated and rewarded for your talents. Needless to say, you won’t be found doing anything ordinary and conventional.
Ideal jobs: doctor, artist, musician, psychologist, alternative therapist.