You are not at all surprised that “S” for Social was your most prominent result! You gain energy and inspiration from being with others. You enjoy understanding different perspectives and engaging in group projects where you can share and learn with others.
More often than not, those who lead with “Social” have a heart for service and building relationships with others. Encouragingly, service to others comes in so many forms – just check out this “S” occupation search on O*Net! By using your skills and interests of understanding, supporting, and working with others you have many potential options in the Education and Human Services career cluster. As an “S”, you may want to consider researching and trying out positions that are “client-facing”, “student-facing”, or “community facing” if you want to put your “S” skills to work. Here is a quick comparison of a student facing role in an educational institution VS a non-client facing role in the same type of setting.
Here is a job description for a 1st Grade Teacher found on hireBING. I have highlighted some sections in bold that represent key terms that show direct service to and relationships with students. This type of career would absolutely require a person with the “S” interest in people, patience and understanding.
- Establish and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, fostering nurturing relationships with students
- Design, plan, and implement learning experiences for reading, writing, math, and social studies
- Collaborate with the Grade Level team and Grade Level Assistant
- Participate in weekly Grade Level team meetings
- Guide students in their social-emotional development, maintaining expectations and support for positive and productive student behavior
- Meaningfully integrate technologies into class lessons, for online learning as well as in school
- Collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to keep multiculturalism and diversity as a priority of curricular work and curriculum development
- Regularly communicate with families about classroom happenings and student progress
- Update documentation of current curriculum, instruction, and assessment
- Maintain records of individual student progress and achievement
- Partner with Literacy Specialist for individualized professional development
- Participate fully in ongoing professional development
- Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, school duties, and activities such as clubs and assemblies
On the flip side, the following position for the Assistant Business Manager at the Indiana Area School District, is not client or student-facing. The skills needed here are highlighted and are not closely associated with the “S” RIASEC Code.
Both positions are essential in an educational institution, but require a different experiences skill set and interests! Hopefully, learning your RIASEC Code will provide another tool to help you assess if a given position is the right fit for you!