What is Job Shift Shock and What Can You Do About It?

If you’ve recently started a new job, you might have experienced Shift Shock. 

First coined by Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Cofounder of The Muse, Shift Shock describes the feeling of surprise, disappointment or regret that some new employees experience after starting a new job. 

The feeling might be a result of the position, the company, or both. Either way, it’s linked to the unpleasant feeling of something not living up to your expectations and the struggle of what to do next. 

Best Careers for the 12 DISC Subtypes

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 20, 2023

The average worker in the US spends over 1700 hours every year at work.

If you’re spending that much of your life on the clock, you want to make sure you’re doing something you enjoy – or at least that you’re good at. While it can be hard to find the perfect career, knowing your personality type can help you find a profession that matches your unique skills and strengths.

Here are the best careers for each of the 12 DISC subtypes.

The Happiest Jobs In America: Which Is Best for Your Personality Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 12, 2023

Everyone wants to be happy and fulfilled in their career. And, while the working world doesn’t make finding your dream job easy, some jobs seem to elicit a higher percentage of happiness in workers. In a recent article, The Washington Post compiled a list of the most meaningful, least stressful jobs based on careful analysis of thousands of time journals from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey. 

The 9 Best Jobs for Introverts to Work in 2023

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 29, 2023

Most Introverts are happiest in work environments that don’t overwhelm or overstimulate them. These are easier to find now than they used to be, because of the expanding number of jobs that can be done wholly or partly from home. As an Introvert, you can now minimize your exposure to highly stressful workplaces and follow career paths that might have been challenging for you in the past.

Facing A Tough Career Decision? These Career Tests For Adults Can Help

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 05, 2023

Almost everyone who works will face a career crossroads at some point. After several years of laboring for the same employer, you may be unsure whether you’d like to continue. Or you may forgo your choice of career, regardless of your feelings about your current boss or manager.

What Are The Best Career Planning Tools for High School Students?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 08, 2022

What do you want to be when you grow up? The question still makes me break out in a cold sweat, even though it has been years since it was asked of me. I sympathize with the high schoolers of today who are struggling to answer this question. The pressure on them is mounting as the cost and admission standards of higher education continue to rise. 

What is the Best Career Test for College Students?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 25, 2022

Most university career advisors would probably say that there is no single best career test for college students. But there may be a career test for college students that is perfect for you, depending on your current circumstances and what you’re trying to discover about yourself.

With that in mind, here are our recommendations for the best career tests, based on what you’re trying to achieve. 

How to Find Your Dream Job in 2023: 11 Personality-based Exercises

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 03, 2022

If you’re ready to start a new career or are planning to go back to the drawing board after years in another profession, you might need some inspiration. Where do you start when it comes to finding your ideal job? And what does an ideal job even look like?

Well, it’s time to set your worries aside. Although there’s no single way to find your dream job, these simple (and fun!) exercises are a great way to brainstorm and find ideas you’ve maybe never thought of before. Grab a coffee, dive in, and get ready to find your best job match!

How Accurate are Career Aptitude Tests?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2022

Are career aptitude tests accurate? This is the first question that people ask themselves when they are considering taking one. The answer is not always clear-cut, but in general, these tests can be helpful in giving you an idea of what kinds of careers might be a good fit for you. 

In this blog post, we will discuss the accuracy of career aptitude tests and how they can help you find the right career or make adjustments to your current career to ensure it’s a better fit for your strengths, motivations and work style. 

Try These Career Tests To Help You Choose a College Major

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2022

As their name suggests, career tests can help you choose a career. But if you’re currently in college or plan to enroll soon, you could also benefit from taking a career test. These probing examinations can help you select your college major, and they may be especially useful if you’re trying to decide between various attractive possibilities.


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