As a candidate, you have to find the right fit when seeking employment, but what about when Hiring Managers are looking to bring the best people onto their teams? There’s something to be considered about astrology and the workplace, and when recruiting, it’s interesting to note the characteristics of the signs and how they produce in the workplace. Read on for a synopsis for each sign and what types of roles they typically excel at.
Aries (March 29-April 19)
The first sign of the zodiac loves to be number one and is no stranger to competition. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging of situations, and they’ll make sure they always come out on top. Aries is a motivated and confident leader who builds community with a cheerful disposition and relentless determination. Direct in their approach, they often get frustrated by exhaustive details and unnecessary nuances.
Best at: Surgeon, Financial Analyst, Venture Capitalist
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taureans aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work hard to earn big rewards. They’re ambitious, focused, resilient, and are all about return on investment. Taureans know how to play the long game in professional pursuits and are excellent at maintaining systems. They are also steadfast and loyal in nature, meaning they're typically in their role for the long haul.
Best at: Banker, Financial Advisor, Manager
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Geminis are the social butterflies of the zodiac. In fact, they love texting and tweeting almost as much as they love talking in real life. They can talk to anyone about anything and are excellent at guiding change and transformation. A fearless thinker, Geminis are always down to try something new and are terrific pioneers, using their energy to spearhead creative projects. However, after Geminis have shared their vision, it’s best to let them get back to ideating as they are most satisfied when they can move fluidly from one idea to the next.
Best at: Public Relations, Teacher, Communications Specialist
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancers are highly intuitive and can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room. They are the most traditional, nurturing sign of the zodiac, so they like to lead by example and can handle responsibility with ease. Any role that lets them give good advice and problem solve is a great one, and they thrive when they can see their work is making a difference or getting results.
Best at: Human Resources, Lawyer, Content Manager
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos are known for their ambition and determination and are fearless optimists who refuse to accept failure. They love to bask in the spotlight, but not always in a “look at me” kind of way - they are just natural leaders that love inspiring others to be the best. Leos are also renowned for their loyalty and consistency, putting their hearts into everything they do.
Best at: CEO, Politics, Marketer
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgos are perfectionists and aren’t afraid to improve their skills through diligent and consistent practice. They always want to help and use their incredible intellect and resourcefulness to problem-solve. Virgos continually strive to provide workable solutions and improve broken systems, meaning they are practical and systematic in their approach to life.
Best at: Editor, Therapist, Investor
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras are social and adept at bringing people together. Reading people and understanding their motivations comes naturally to Libras, which means they can effortlessly resolve conflicts by simply turning on the charm. They are the kind of person you just want to be around as they thrive on good energy and making everyone around them happy.
Best at: Event Planner, Business Owner, Customer Service
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios know what they want and aren’t afraid to work hard and play the long game to get it. They are ambitious, love a good challenge, and are dangerously smart. Scorpios won’t rest until they’ve found an answer to what puzzles them and find pleasure in helping people to advance, grow, or succeed in some areas of their lives.
Best at: Psychologist, Engineer, Crisis Management
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarians are always on the quest for knowledge! They aren’t afraid to seek answers in places and spaces others wouldn’t dare venture. Sagittarians have a dynamic blend of curiosity, intensity, and adaptability and have a deep-rooted desire for change. When a Sagittarius is intrigued by something, they go all in, but they don’t stay on any single fascination for too long as they’re constantly bouncing from one idea to the next.
Best at: Non-Profit, Consulting, Investigator
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns are fixated on climbing the mountain straight to the top, but know that a combination of patience, perseverance, and dedication is the only way to scale. They are relentless, extremely hardworking, and are determined to overcome whatever stands in their way. Capricorns have big picture, long-term goals, and they don’t want to be bogged down by annoying details or information that won’t matter five years from today.
Best at: Manager, Accountant, Architect
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Out of all the signs, Aquarius is undoubtedly the most innovative, progressive, and humanitarian. Rooted in teamwork, collaboration, and the concept of the “greater good”, Aquarians are determined to make a powerful difference in the world. They are big thinkers, have out-of-the-box attitudes, and are always 2 steps ahead of everyone else.
Best at: Entrepreneur, Data Analyst, Scientist
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces are incredibly empathetic and highly intuitive. They’re extremely flexible and aren’t concerned about proving themselves to others, only with doing the best they can. Pisces have an emotional wisdom where they thrive in environments that require patience and understanding and are easily able to adapt to their surroundings.
Best at: Doctor, Physical Therapist, Social Worker
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