One thing your employees are not bringing back into the workplace in 2021? The same work attitudes and preferences that they held prior to the pandemic.
Earlier this month, HBO released a documentary that promised to reveal the “dark side of personality tests.” Starring a mix of chattering Youtube personalities, corporate talking heads, and various activists with a bone to pick with the psychometrics industry, Persona devoted a mere hour and a half to covering essentially every circumstance in which a person might find themselves answering a question about their thoughts or behavior—and aimed to leave the viewer with a deep sense of foreboding about ever doing so again.
Not only did the Covid-19 pandemic disrupt the way many of us work, it also changed the recruitment process for both companies and candidates. As if job searching wasn’t difficult enough, now we also have to navigate online interviews, often under challenging circumstances. Studies indicate that less than 35 percent of communication is strictly verbal. So, it can be easy to feel like you’re at a big disadvantage when you’re trying to connect with someone in a two dimensional space.
That’s the bad news.
New year, new goals! If you’re ready to launch your side hustle or go full force as a solopreneur, understanding your personality and your imperfections may help you get there that much faster. Solopreneurs are people who are following their passions to launch a new business or run a venture on their own. Unlike an entrepreneur who typically hires and manages a team, solopreneurs work on almost all aspects of their business on their own.
At the age of 21, I sat for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Two years later, after completing additional requirements, I became a full-fledged CPA.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of unfamiliar concerns along with it. Suddenly our normal, everyday decisions—like whether we should visit a friend or head to the grocery store—have a lot more weight to them.
Beyond wiping down groceries and stocking up on hand sanitizer, many people were saddled with newfound career fears and struggles.
Nobody likes to feel like they’re sitting in the passenger seat of their own career—but that seems like your standard mode of operating this year. The world has been turned on its head, and the unexpected twists and turns have most of us feeling more out of control than usual.
As far back as I can remember, I was always talking and dreaming about what I would do with my life. “I’m going to be a doctor!” I’d say, quickly followed by an about-face, “No, I’ll be a famous author! But only after I travel the world doing some kind of mission work!” From an early age, ENFPs like me have a sense that their life must be full of creativity and adventure, with a good dose of humanitarianism thrown in, if they are to thrive.
Do you ever wonder how some people seem to love the most mundane job, while others absolutely loathe a job that you would kill to have? When it comes to different personality types, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to our career preferences.
Do friends just happen to stop in when you’re baking cookies or homemade pies? Or maybe you knit trendy hats and scarves to give as gifts, or fix relatives’ computers for free just because you can.
Most likely, people have often remarked, “With your talent, you should open a business!”
You smile and shake your head, answering, “I just do it on the side for fun.” But in the back of your mind, you’ve considered it. Wouldn’t it be great to chuck your nine-to-five grind and be your own boss?
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