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Here at Indigo, we believe that every individual should be able to wake up every morning and think “Wow.  I can’t believe they pay me to do this.”   The secret to achieve this, is knowing your “Motivators.” 

Check out our Indigo in Careers Video Library below to watch some career professionals talk about how their Indigo Attributes align with their jobs.  The videos are organized by motivator. we recommend you view videos that align with your top two if you’ve taken the Indigo Assessment.

 Each person is an individual, so the careers featured with your motivator might not be the best fit for you, but see if you relate to their stories or interests. The Professionals featured in the videos below not only share their top motivators, but their top skills and DISC behaviors and how they integrate into their day to day jobs. 

 The six Motivators on The Indigo Assessment are listed below. Click on your top motivators to learn more.

 

Aesthetic

Rewards those who value balance in their lives, creative self-expression, beauty and nature. 

Water, Resources and Environmental Civil Engineer - Christin Myrick Shepherd

  • Aesthetic
  • Theoretical
  • Social
  • High I
  • High S
  • Continuous Learning
  • Creativity/ Innovation

Movie Theater Manager - Scott Kalish

  • Social
  • Traditional
  • Aesthetic
  • High I
  • People Advocacy
  • Management
  • Negotiation
  • Creativity/Innovation

If Aesthetic is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you to express your creativity. Make sure the office environment and physical location of where you live appeal to you.  Activities that help you feel balanced like nature or mindfulness will likely be greatly beneficial.  Ask yourself, “Where do I feel most alive?”

Things to Do

  • Volunteer outdoors.
  • Decorate your room.
  • Participate in a local music or art festival

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Beautifying the community/school.
  • Hands-on, creative self- expression of learning.
  • Harmony in the classroom & world.
  • Physical environment matters!

Major/Career Ideas

Visual Arts, Architecture, Event Planning, Design, Culinary Arts, Music, Environmental Studies, Landscaping, Marketing/PR, Outdoor/Adventure.  

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Artistic” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#artistic

Theoretical

Rewards those who value knowledge for knowledge’s sake, continuing education and intellectual growth.

Engineering and Project Management Supervisor - Kelly Wasserbach

  • Individualistic
  • Theoretical 
  • Social
  • High I
  • Low C
  • Teamwork
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Persuasion
  • Presenting

Civil Engineer - Torrey Addair

  • Theoretical
  • High S
  • High C
  • Leadership
  • Goal Orientation

If Theoretical is one of your top motivators, look for a career where you can deeply pursue your intellectual interests. Opportunities for continuous learning and a mentor that you can learn from is important.  Ask yourself, “What am I most curious about?”

Things to Do

  • Continuing education.
  • Start a blog.
  • Research.
  • Experiment.
  • Work in a bookstore.

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Research-based tasks.
  • Lectures with lots of facts or high concept load.
  • Robotics and science clubs.
  • Continuous education and
    learning
    opportunities.

Major/Career Ideas

Science, R&D, Astronomy, Engineering, Education, IT, Mathematics, Economics, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Aerospace, Think Tanks, Healthcare, Psychology.

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Investigative” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#investigative

Individualistic

Rewards those who value personal recognition, freedom and control over their own destiny and others. 

Senior Product Manager- Aerospace Industry - Mark Woempner

  • Individualistic
  • Theoretical
  • Social
  • High D
  • High I
  • Leadership
  • Goal Orientation

Director of Strategic Sales at Ciena -
Angela Finn

  • Social 
  • Individualist
  • High D
  • High I
  • People Advocacy
  • Written Communication

If Individualistic is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you freedom and the ability to lead.  You might want to consider entrepreneurism, performance, politics or jobs with a clear path to leadership. Ask yourself, “What do I want to be known for?”

Things to Do

  • Assist a local political campaign.
  • Start your own business.
  • Create your own music.
  • Participate in individual sports.

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Opportunities for public recognition in class or job.
  • Independent learning and freedom.
  • Control over assignments and delivery of that assignment.
  • Theater, student government, music
    performance, leadership programs.

Major/Career Ideas

Entrepreneurship, Politics, Chef, Public Speaker, Consulting, Driver, Actor/Singer, Pilot, Outdoor/Adventure Jobs, Investment Banking, Accounting, Gaming, Trade Jobs such as Welding, Plumbing, Masonry.

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Enterprising” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#enterprising

Social

Rewards those who value opportunities to be of service to others and contribute to the progress and well being of society. 

Clinical Dietitian - Jess

  • Social
  • Aesthetic
  • High I
  • High S
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork
  • People Advocacy

Family Doctor - Marc Ringel

  • Theoretical
  • Social
  • High I
  • Continuous Learning
  • Written Communication
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Empathy

If Social is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you to help others and feel like you are making a positive impact on the world. Don’t limit yourself to just non-profit work.  Many for-profit companies have a social benefit or corporate social responsibility departments.  Ask yourself, “What problem do I want to solve in the world?”

Things to Do

  • Peer Mentor/Tutor.
  • Community Service.
  • Non-profits.
  • Homeless volunteering.
  • Animal care

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Opportunities to help others in activities and assignments.
  • Learning about things that make a difference in the world.
  • Rewards for serving peers and
    community members.

Major/Career Ideas

Non-Profits, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Healthcare and Social Services, Community Programs, Physical Training, Psychology.

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Social” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#social

Traditional/
Regulatory

Rewards those who value traditions inherent in social structure, rules, regulations and principles

Home Builder - Tom Lewis

  • Traditional
  • Individualistic
  • Utilitarian
  • High D
  • Planning/ Organizing
  • Goal Orientation,
  • Leadership

Historical Planner - Marcy Cameron

  • Aesthetic
  • Traditional
  • High S
  • High C
  • Planning/ Organizing
  • Diplomacy/ Tact,
  • Teamwork

If Traditional is one of your top motivators, look for a career that aligns with your strongest beliefs.  Pick a company with core values that you feel good about. Ask yourself, “How can I honor my core values in at work?” Ask yourself, “Where do I feel most alive?”

Things to Do

  • Help local military groups and veterans.
  • Volunteer at your religious institution.
  • Work with cultural or government groups.
  • Family time.

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Opportunities to share your beliefs with others.
  • Assignments and activities that align with your core values.
  • Joining a cultural or religious group.

Major/Career Ideas

Government, Education, Banking, Military, Engineering, Health Services, Insurance, Religious Roles, Lobbying, Oil and Gas Jobs, Quality Control, Industrial Jobs, Activism.

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Conventional” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#conventional

Utilitarian/
Economic

Rewards those who value practical accomplishments, results and rewards for their investments of time, resources and energy.

Project Accountant- Jason Sebo

  • Utilitarian
  • High I
  • High S
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Management

Entrepreneur - Paola R. Shah

  • Individualistic
  • Utilitarian
  • High D
  • High S
  • People Advocacy
  • Management
  • Negotiation
  • Creativity/Innovation

If Utilitarian is one of your top motivators, look for a career that rewards you monetarily for doing a good job. Find environments where efficiency and results are important.  You might also like hands-on work where you are solving practical problems. Ask yourself, “How much money do I want to make?”

Things to Do

  • Get a paying job.
  • Internships to enhance your resume.
  • Build something tangible.

Activities You Might Enjoy

  • Assignments that connect to the real world (experiential learning).
  • Explicit connections between what you are learning and how you can use them to reach  your goals.
  • Real-world mentors.
  • Business and finance programs.

Major/Career Ideas

Sales, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Law, Programming, Medicine, Consulting, Accounting, Engineering, Real Estate, Construction, Trade Jobs, Software Development.

For more options, look at mynextmove.org under “Realistic” Interests: https://www.mynextmove.org/find/interests#realistic

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