Enterprising

The Persuaders: Persuade people of the value of idea or product; committed to profit

Ambitious, competitive, energetic. Like leading, convincing, and managing people for economic gain.

An Enterprising Holland Occupational Theme is for occupations that involve selling, leading, persuading others to attain personal or organizational goals.

Work Activities:

  • Selling and convincing
  • Debating and leading
  • Managing people or projects
  • Running groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Political maneuvering
  • Discussing business
  • Initiating projects
  • Giving talks or speeches
  • Organizing activities
  • Making decisions
  • Meet important people
  • Having power or status
  • Dealing with business
  • Competing with others

Descriptors:

  • Ambitious
  • Competitive
  • Status conscious
  • Persuasive
  • Assertive
  • Energetic
  • Witty

Values:

  • Persuading
  • Selling
  • Leading
  • Influencing
  • Power or authority
  • Status
  • Possessions
  • Profit
  • Excitement
  • Risk-taking

Sample Careers:

  • Banker
  • Business Manager
  • College Administrator
  • Elected Public Official
  • Energy Broker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Manufacturer’s Rep
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Realtor
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Stockbroker
  • Theater Manager
  • Top Executives
  • Urban Planner

Sample Majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Consumer Economics
  • Finance
  • Government
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Labor Relations
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant Management
  • Retail Merchandising

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Government and Politics
  • Fundraising
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • My Own Business
  • Hospitality
  • Law