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It’s often said that there are two types of people; process-oriented and results-oriented. While process-oriented (or goal-oriented) people will often embrace the entire journey of a particular task or project, individuals who are result-driven will always be focused on the end result, and how to get there quickly and efficiently.
While process-oriented people will usually be self-disciplined, with an inclination to stick to established rules and systems, and a reluctance to change, result-oriented people are much more open to change, with a focus on meeting outcomes regardless of challenges or other factors.
Neither orientation – process-oriented or result-oriented - is right or wrong, but both are better suited to different graduate careers. If you think that the latter describes you, then the following job recommendations are customised for those who love seeing results come to fruition, both in the short term and long term.
For an Office Manager or Personal Assistant, there are always new tasks to be done – so an adaptable, result-driven approach is vital.
Rather than being focused on routine and reluctant to change, those looking to work in these kinds of graduate jobs will need to be able to cope with constant fluctuation, challenges and new processes – in order to deal with the ever-changing nature of an office or senior stakeholder’s diary.
Graphic Designers create visual concepts designed to evoke certain moods. A Graphic Designer will likely work on a range of projects; from creating posters to webpages, to marketing image copy. Whether you choose to work for a consultancy / agency or set up your very own graphic design studio, it can be a great career for anyone with the necessary skills (i.e. illustration, and potentially a relevant creative degree), and a result-driven attitude.
Often, graphic design graduate jobs will be fast-paced, and lack a rigid process – especially if you choose to work freelance or set up your own business. This is because as a Graphic Designer, you'll work with a wide range of clients, all with very different requirements. Therefore, a job in this field might be better suited to a result-driven person, who focuses on the end result and is adaptable to change, rather than someone who is interested in the strategy or process.
There are many kinds of health / fitness professional, all of whom are focused on the end result and desired outcome. Whether it’s a pharmacist ensuring optimal medication is provided, a midwife delivering a baby, or a personal trainer whose aim is to improve people’s fitness, health professionals tend to be result-oriented individuals who are always aiming to reach a specified outcome.
In tech-based roles, the aim is often to find solutions to problems. This is no more so than in IT support graduate jobs; where the individual could be working within any type of company, with the purpose to solve technical problems and maintain computer systems / networks.
Whether it’s first-line support or second-line support, individuals working in IT support graduate jobs will often be result-driven people, who are focused on finding solutions to problems quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Sales graduate jobs are usually target-driven; and therefore tend to be best suited to individuals who want to achieve an outcome quickly and efficiently.
With set targets in place, sales candidates have to be able to adapt to change, as well as challenges or setbacks that will frequently arise.
In fact, ‘result-driven’ is even sometimes a term that Hiring Managers will include on a job description!
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