STJobs did a little research to find out how people of different Chinese Zodiac animal signs did their jobs. We’ve put together this simple guide for you to get a better understanding of how your colleagues and employees work!

Year of Birth: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
As they are intellectual and observant, Rat people possess prudence and perception. They can anticipate problems, and are always able to see the big picture. The Rat makes a better boss than an employee and, although motivated, they can be pinned down by routines.

Year of Birth: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Able, ethical and aware, Ox people are methodical and have an eye for detail. They are not fazed by routines, probably because they are very well-organised. Most Oxen are better-suited for specialised positions and prefer to work in large companies.

Year of Birth: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
A quickness and an alert intelligence make Tiger people fast learners. Tigers need to be challenged and this is why they tend to change jobs more often than others. Most Tigers are natural born leaders who perform best if they know that they are working towards powerful and influential positions..

Year of Birth: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Rabbit people have good communication skills and are best suited for managerial positions. They make great teachers and public relations specialists because they are so diplomatic. Other than that, they can also make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and love for creativity.


Year of Birth: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Dragon people are rather imaginative and are always able to see new paths while others run into brick walls. Dragons are very adaptable and are fit for various occupations, especially those that allow them to be in the limelight. Dragons are diligent, but would rather give orders than receive them.

Year of Birth: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Snake people are very conscientious and hardworking, as well as organised and precise. As they like to work alone, they may be perceived as withholding information or being secretive about company initiatives.

Year of Birth: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Their openness to try anything and ability to pick up new skills easily makes Horse people suitable for almost any careers they choose to take on. They are people-persons and enjoy interacting with others. They tend to crave positions of power due to their need to be self-reliant and independent..

Year of Birth: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Sheep people like the comfort of a crowd. They enjoy giving their inputs and opinions but would rather not take a lead position. Sheeps will take up leadership roles if they are asked to, but generally prefer to be a part of the group. Positions of power or status are not important to the Sheep so they do not seek them.

Year of Birth: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
A Monkey’s good memory and his ability to adapt are two of his most prized possessions. He is intelligent and stoic, and able to pick new trades up quickly and easily. Monkeys are quick workers who can do the job faster than most people, but will charge you double of what someone else would.

Year of Birth: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Rooster people are more motivated than most other animal signs and their careers are a priority in their lives. They 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.

Year of Birth: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Resourceful and eager to help out. Dog people will take on more work if it translates into less work for their peers. They enjoy learning new skills and are cherished by their employers. A Dog’s just and fair nature comes in handy in positions of leadership where critical decisions have to be made.

Year of Birth: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Pigs generally do really well when they get to be creative, and 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. Pigs are well-liked by co-workers because are so willing to help and they have an eye for detail that makes them quite invaluable to the upper management.

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