Chinese New Year – is your career written in the stars?

Chinese New Year Monkey

The Chinese New Year (The Year of the Monkey) begins on Monday 8th February 2016.

Which sign of the Chinese Zodiac are you? Do you recognise your personal and professional traits in these descriptions? Do you think these traits have or will influence your career choice?

(Not sure which sign you are? Check here)

Personal Strengths: 
Adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful

In the workplace:
Rat people can anticipate problems, and are always able to see the big picture. The Rat makes a better boss than an employee.

Famous Rats:
George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Wolfgang Mozart, William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Catherine I

Personal Strengths:
Honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent

In the workplace:
Methodical and an eye for detail. Well organised, suited to specialised roles in large organisations

Famous Oxen:
Napoleon Bonaparte, Barack Obama, Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, Vivien Leigh

Personal Strengths: 
Tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous

In the workplace:
Tigers are fast learners and need to be challenged (this is why they tend to change jobs more often than others). Most Tigers are natural born leaders.

Famous Tigers:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Jodie Foster

Personal Strengths: 
Gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest, and merciful

In the workplace:
Rabbit people have good communication skills and are best suited for managerial positions. They are diplomatic and have a love of beauty and creativity.

Famous Rabbits:
Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Johnny Depp

Personal Strengths: 
Decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic

In the workplace:
Dragon people are imaginative and very adaptable and are fit for various occupations. Dragons are diligent, but would rather give orders than receive them.

Famous Dragons:
Joan of Arc, Bruce Lee, John Lennon, Nicholas Cage, Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, Rihanna

Personal Strengths: 
Soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart

In the workplace:
Snake people are very conscientious, hardworking, organised and precise. They like to work alone.

Famous Snakes:
Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Charles Darwin, Picasso

Personal Strengths: 
Warm-hearted, upright, easy-going,  independent, positive attitude

In the workplace:
Horse people are suitable for almost any careers they choose to take on, due to their openness to try anything and ability to pick up new skills easily. They are people-persons and enjoy interacting with others.

Famous Horses:
Chopin, Aretha Franklin, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Paul McCartney

Personal Strengths:
Gentle, soft-hearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift

In the workplace:
Sheep people enjoy giving their inputs and opinions but would rather not take a lead position. Positions of power or status are not important to the Sheep so they do not seek them.

Famous Sheep:
Michelangelo, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Matt LeBlanc

Personal Strengths: 
Enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative

In the workplace:
A good memory and the ability to adapt are two of Monkeys most prized possessions. Monkeys are able to pick new trades up quickly and easily and are quick workers who can do the job faster than most people.

Famous Monkeys:
Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar

Personal Strengths: 
Independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded

In the workplace:
Rooster people are hardworking, flexible individuals who able to stick to the given tasks, and are generally successful individuals who reach the top of their chosen professions.

Famous Roosters:
Britney Spears, Elton John, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett,

Personal Strengths: 
Valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively

In the workplace:
Resourceful and eager to help out, Dog people enjoy learning new skills and have a just and fair nature which comes in handy in positions of leadership.

Famous Dogs:
Winston Churchill, Queen Latifah, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Susan Sarandon

Personal Strengths: 
Warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle

In the workplace:
Pigs are better at jobs where they can express themselves. They are enthusiastic about taking on new responsibilities at work and would give a hand to colleagues in need.

Famous Pigs:
Henry VIII, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Ewan McGregor, Julie Andrews,



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