Are there good jobs for people who aren't detail-oriented?
March 12, 2013 11:39 PM Subscribe
It seems like almost every job posting asks for someone who is "detail-oriented", but I'm coming to realize that I'm not actually detail-oriented, even though I fake it pretty well. I feel like a slacker and like no one will want to hire me, but I've been hearing that's not true. So, if that's the case then what sorts of jobs are actually out there for people who aren't detail-oriented?
posted by inatizzy to work & money (15 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm slowly coming to accept that I'm not a detail-oriented person. I can do it pretty well, but it's stressful and exhausting especially when there's a lot on the line. I guess I'm what people call a big-picture thinker, or more of a relationship person than a project person, although I'm still figuring out exactly where I fall on the continuum.
The thing is, are there good jobs out there for people who aren't detail-oriented? I feel like everything I can think of requires attention to detail or project management, which feels overwhelming when I look up at higher level positions and the responsibility they hold.
I figure there must be options out there for but I just don't know what they are or what to look for. But I do think they would probably fit me much better than the jobs I've been working thus far. I'd love to get your insight, especially relating to fields that are out to make the world a better place, like in social justice and community development.
Thank you in advance. :)