The months of March to May are not just associated with summer (although this is hard to ignore considering the high temperatures lately), but also graduation season. And this also means that many new grads are now busy browsing through Jobstreet or LinkedIn looking for job openings—or at the very least, trying to figure out what careers they want to pursue.

But before asking yourselves which employer is best for you, you might want to ask first and foremost a more basic question—what kind of employee are you? This is a very important question to ask and answer, since all too often, employers are looking for specific qualities in applicants that will give them an edge over other job hopefuls.

And what’s more, knowing what kind of employee you are can guide you on which companies or industries to look for in your job search, and increase the chances of you finding your dream job.

Consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines, which currently has more than 5,300 employees in the Philippines, has come up with a cool survey to help you determine what kind of employee you are. Take the nicely designed quiz here, or answer it below. The mechanics are simple: just choose between A or B!

Which do you value more?

  1. Working in a high-profile business district
  2. Working close to home

  1. High basic pay
  2. Good benefits, including for your family

  1. Getting a lot of overtime pay
  2. Getting good work-life balance

  1. Working for a big, well-known company
  2. Helping a small, startup company get started

  1. Getting a quick promotion
  2. Becoming an expert in your position

  1. Moving from one company to another to increase your market value
  2. Growing with a company, and growing your market value along the way

So what kind of employee are you?

 

According to Home Credit, if you selected “A” more times than “B”, then you are an Achiever. You put high importance on your career, and very ambitious in achieving your personal goals. You would do especially well in a fast-paced corporate environment.

On the other hand, if you selected “B” more times than “A”, then you are a Dreamer. You put great value on career success, and at the same time put great importance on work-life balance. You get along well with people, and this helps you move forward in your career. You could do very well in startups or compact companies, or even as a self-starting entrepreneur!

So are you an Achiever or are you a Dreamer? Share your results in the comments section!

ABOUT HOME CREDIT:

Home Credit Philippines is a consumer finance provider that promotes the principles of financial inclusion and safe lending, providing world-class financing services to qualified customers, often first-time borrowers. Company’s core business is non-cash, no-collateral instore financing of purchases for customers, seeking to buy appliances and mobile devices (computers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones) through monthly installments without a credit card. Home Credit Philippines operates in Metro Manila and in 23 Philippine provinces, with a blueprint to expand its business to other Philippines developed cities. Home Credit Philippines is headquartered in Pasig City, Metro Manila, total employee strength is over 5,300 and keeps growing, with over 840,000 customers and counting served. Home Credit Philippines is part of Home Credit B.V. (HCBV), an international consumer finance provider. More information on Home Credit Philippines is available at www.homecredit.ph.

 

‘Home Credit B.V. (‘HCBV’ or ‘the Group’) is an international consumer finance provider with operations in 11 countries where there is high potential to grow. Founded in 1997, we focus on responsible lending primarily to people with little or no credit history. Our services are simple, easy and fast. We operate in highly attractive markets with significant barriers to entry. We are a leading provider of consumer finance in selected countries. It is our experience and knowledge across the different markets, which sustainably puts us ahead of our competitors. We drive and broaden financial inclusion for the unbanked population by providing a positive and safe borrowing experience – the first for many of our customers. We promote higher living standards and meet borrowers’ financial needs. Our 120.2 thousand employees have so far served over 70 million customers through the vast distribution network comprising 270,537 points of sale, loan offices, branches and post offices. HCBV’s total consolidated assets reached EUR 14.7 million as at 31 December 2016. More information on HCBV is available at www.homecredit.net.

 

The majority shareholder (88.62% stake) of Home Credit B.V. is PPF Financial Holdings B.V., a 100% subsidiary of PPF Group N.V. (“PPF”). PPF invests into multiple market segments such as banking and financial services, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, metal mining, agriculture, retail and biotechnology. PPF’s reach spans from Europe to Russia, the USA and across Asia. PPF owns assets of EUR 24.2 billion (as at 30 June 2016). More information on PPF is available at www.ppf.eu.

 

A minority stake (11.38%) of Home Credit B.V. is held by EMMA OMEGA LTD, an investment holding company ultimately owned by Mr. Jirí Smejc. More information on Emma Capital is available at www.emmacapital.cz.

 

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