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I seek advice on "job fit" for an ENFP that I am considering for a promotion. Feedback and questions welcome.
Our ENFP, having recently graduated from a Masters in Finance, is currently an intern with us.
She is currently responsible for a full analysis of our companies business software needs, and in turn updating our business software in preparation for our upcoming growth phase.
It's actually a massive 6 month project.
Her lack of experience, is most definitely made up by her intelligence, and passion and energy for the project (in typical ENFP fashion).
She is a little young, so does require me to create a lot of structure for her (read: advice and guidance), but I'm also trying my best to not micro manager her.
Although she's only been with us for a few weeks, my confidence is growing in her ability to succeed in this role.
We try our best to understand what our interns what to achieve, and we bend over backwards to try and accommodate their goals. IMO most internships are of little actual benefit to the intern, we try to avoid this if we can.
Our ENFP's main goal is to get her work visa (she is a foreign student...excellent English)...but she would like to begin developing her skills in general business analysis, and move towards, "Intra"-preneurial activities.
We have a possible full time role for her after the internship in Business Services, the role could include such things as
- General book keeping
- Possible managing our financial reporting
- Payroll admin
- Executing HR processes, advert, initial screening etc
- General admin tasks
- Personal assistant work for me as GM
- Continuing the IT development role, as needed
The role would also include
- Analysis of new business opportunities for me from time to time
The role could possible include some basic quoting and in-bound sales activities as well
And perhaps some reception work
However the accent may be a barrier?
THE ACTUAL QUESTION
With the background aside. The reality is that the role is a detailed administrative type role. Not a typically good fit for ENFPs
It is likely that as she would be working closely with me, so she will most certainly have business learning opportunities. (I like to mentor those around me).
However, I'm concerned that the detailed, repetitive nature of most of her role, while end up driving our ENFP crazy, and she won't perform well.
I look forward to your thoughts