How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur, By Harnessing the Power of Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 16, 2022

We’re just starting to get a handle on the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while people of all ages have been impacted psychologically and economically, according to the Brookings Institute, those who will suffer the most from a work perspective are young adults.

6 Common Career Shift Mistakes to Avoid

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 09, 2022

You’ve been feeling it coming for a while now: you’re frustrated and unhappy in your job, and it’s time for a career shift. As exciting as the idea is, the decisions you make next must be tailored for you personally and approached professionally. Taking the time to create a clear path now will keep you from stumbling mid-transition.

While we don’t want to throw obstacles in your way, there are various pitfalls that you may not have thought about. Here are six mistakes to avoid when making a career shift.

Here’s Why You May Need a Career Coach

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 05, 2022

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect career for you, but your options look like unappealing, poor matches, you shouldn’t feel too discouraged. It takes time to find the best career match, and sometimes you need to dig deep to get there. Whether you’ve been on this journey for some time or have recently decided to pursue finding your ultimate job match, you don’t have to do it alone. 

How to Describe Your Personality in a Job Interview

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 09, 2022

Job interviews are an inevitable part of life and the anxious preparations made for them are akin to school exams, auditions, or even blind dates. The questions are coming. The scrutiny. The judging. The measuring up against everyone else. The timeline is finite and you’ll almost never get a second chance for this exact opportunity.

If your resume closely matches the job description and your experience proves you’ve done the legwork to be qualified, then you can focus on what makes or breaks the interview: personality.

Ace Your Job Interview Part II: How to SpeedRead and SpeedREACH Your Interviewer

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

In Part I of this blog, I shared some key interviewing strengths and potential blind spots for each of the sixteen types and suggested that you try to identify the one from each category that resonates most with you. Being able to capitalize on your strengths and mitigate your blind spots can make the difference between landing that great job, or not.

Ace Your Job Interview Part I: How to Leverage Your Personality Type to Land That Job

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 01, 2022

Like so many other things, the pandemic has turned pretty much every aspect of job hunting on its head. But “The Great Resignation” – the mass exit from the job market – has created new opportunities for job hunters, as employers scramble to fill tens of thousands of vacant positions.

What are the Best Careers for the Enneagram Type 6?

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

The Enneagram Type 6, “The Skeptic,” has an innate desire to avoid danger, maintain security, and find peace. Because of this intense need for preparedness against potential hazards, including avoiding manipulative and untrustworthy people, Type 6s remains exceptionally loyal to those they trust. If you’re the Skeptic, you’ll find you either have an aptitude for avoiding danger altogether (aka a Phobic Type 6) or for breaking some rules in an attempt to conquer your fears face on (Counter-Phobic Type 6). 

Want to Quit your Job? Understanding Your Personality Type Can Help Inform Your Decision

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 18, 2022

If you’re asking yourself “should I quit my job?” there are some methods you can use to help you make a decision. That starting point is to know your personality type, which is a useful tool for evaluating yourself and your professional priorities. 


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