(CareerBuilder.com) If you want to be the happiest you can be at work, you need to have a passion for what you do. How do you find that passion? If it's not burning in your gut and you didn't grow up always knowing what you wanted to be, you might as well try everything you can to figure it out. Including numerology. That's the word from CareerBuilder.com, which has used the numerology of birth dates to describe personalities and personal attributes, which in turn can help you identify compatible jobs. The first thing you need to do is figure out your master number from one to nine, which is calculated based on your birth date. Each master number is assigned certain characteristics with specific strengths and weaknesses.
How to compute your master number:
- Write your birth date in numbers. Example: 1/20/1982
- Add the numbers in the year together: 1+9+8+2
- Add the month and day of birth to the year number: 1+20+20=41
- Add the end result together to obtain a one-digit number: 4+1=5
Smith describes the attributes and ideal careers for each master number:
Master Number 1: Leadership, independence. A natural leader and innovator; excellent in management levels. Ideal careers include inventor, designer, director, retail business owner, producer, sales manager, engineer, executive or small business owner.
Master Number 2: Cooperative, team player. Doesn't mind not being the boss. Ideal careers include lawyer, diplomat, clerk, caterer, insurance adjuster and architect.
Master Number 3: Joyful, creative. Multi-talented; requires self-expression for happiness at work. Ideal careers include artist, musician, medical field, lawyer, athlete, designer and actor.
Master Number 4: Structure; order. Best when working with form and structure. Crave an organized environment to produce best work. Ideal careers include building trade, mechanic, accountant, executive, software designer, banking.
Master Number 5: Craves variety. An ideal communicator with strong language skills. Ideal careers include salesperson, advertising, writer, teacher, editor, marketing, e-commerce, actor and lawyer.
Master Number 6: Giving and receiving love. Strong in service to others and domestic concerns. Ideal careers include homemaker, teacher, artist, florist, singer, beautician, fashion field, musician, caterer.
Master Number 7: Spiritual inner knowledge. Philosophical with a yearning for truth and education. Ideal careers include healer, author, farmer, photographer and researcher.
Master Number 8: Material expression. Competitive and authoritative. Ideal careers include banker, financier, pharmacist, engineer, lawyer, broker and real estate.
Master Number 9: Humanitarian endeavors. Idealistic and compassionate. Ideal careers include scientist, spiritual leader, doctor, teacher, clergy and diplomat.