Career Enjoyment: entrepreneur
An entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business in an untried or untested area. People are rarely employed as entrepreneurs - rather, they usually set up their own company using a new idea, and taking upon themselves the financial risk of success or failure. This career tends to have salaries in the range £0-100k (based on research in the UK). Typically, therefore, it has a high earnings potential.
Views from people doing the job
The common feedback from people in this career was:
- Although people in the job identified some things that they liked about the career, their comments were quite disparate. There were no common themes, therefore.
- When people described what they disliked about the job, the themes were: selling/convincing customers.
When we asked people in each career to rate their job for enjoyment, on a scale between 1 (low) and 6 (high), the average rating for all jobs was just over 3.5. The average score for this career - entrepreneur - was 4.3, making it more enjoyable than the average job. This is only one part of what makes a job enjoyable. You can find out how well your unique personality fits the job by completing our personality questionnaire.
The table shows the balance of preferences that are required in this career, using the language of the Myers Briggs model of personality. This career therefore involves:
|The demands of the job|
- Slightly more Introversion than Extraversion.
- More iNtuition than Sensing.
- Slightly more Feeling than Thinking.
- More Perception than Judgment.
The wheel provides a more detailed view of the types of behaviours required in this career. Each segment represents a behavioural style. Lighter segments indicate that you need to use that style more in the job. On a PC, you can hover the mouse over a segment for a brief description.Lighter/redder segments show the types of behaviour you will need to use more of, i.e.: strategic thinking; thinking about what motivates people; challenging the status quo; starting new initiatives.
The job does not involve as much: solving practical problems; following defined procedures; maintaining good relationships.
Comparison with your personality
You can find out how well your personality matches this and all the other careers by completing the MMDI personality questionnaire.