How to Answer Interview Questions In Line with Your Personality (and Still Get the Job!)

Being honest in job interviews is important for your personal integrity but also because if you overpromise skills and attributes you don’t have, it will become obvious once you’re on the job. But what do you do when your honest answer could cost you the opportunity?

Everyone has shortcomings, regardless of your personality type. Interviewers aren’t looking for a “perfect” person, and if you appear to be one, they’ll know you’re not being totally truthful.

4 Ideas to Find More Fulfillment in Your Professional Life (Without Making a Drastic Change)

We all want fulfillment from our careers. In fact, research from BetterUp, a career experience platform, found that more than nine out of 10 people would be willing to trade a percentage of their lifetime earning for more meaningful work. 

It’s important, but it’s definitely not so easy to find. Often, you get so wrapped up in the daily fires and minutiae, you end the workday feeling deflated rather than delighted.

The Enneagram at Work: Beware of Your Blind Spots!

The nine Enneagram types spell out the primary strategy we adopted to survive childhood. By the time we enter the workforce we have gotten so good at using our survival strategy, it makes complete sense to deploy it on our unsuspecting colleagues.

However, like every good strategy, it has a dark side—a blindspot we couldn't foresee when we started using our foolproof approach. Something that will keep us trapped, hurting ourselves and the people around us until we can step out of it.

5 Common Workplace Conflicts and Advice to Handle Each One

As much as most of us would rather avoid them, conflicts are almost inevitable in the workplace. One study commissioned by CPP Inc. found that 85% of employees deal with conflict on some level. Even more surprising? 29% of employees say they deal with conflict almost constantly. 

Statistics like those might seem alarming at first glance. But, is this level of friction really that unexpected?

INTJ Female? 5 Tips for Becoming a Powerful Leader

INTJ females are independent, confident and happy alone. They are goal-oriented and are constantly working on personal and professional projects. But in a group, they tend to navigate the territory differently from other women.

8 Questions to Ask in an Interview to Truly Understand Company Culture

You’ve made it to the interview stage of your job hunt, which means that employer thinks you might be a good match for their open position.

But now ask yourself this: Are they a good match for you?

It’s easy to forget that the hiring process is a two-way street. As much as companies are weeding through applicants to find the best fit, candidates are also sussing out organizations to find ones that are most aligned with their values and desires.

Breaking Down the Enneagram: A Guide for Total Beginners

The Enneagram, a funky, 9-pointed geometric structure, has been all the talk in personality testing and career coaching over the past decade. The nine distinct points are conjoined with the deeper facets of the psyche (i.e. the unconscious) to pinpoint core motivations, fixations, virtues, fears, desires and temptations. If that sounds a bit woolly, then we’re here to add some clarity to the process for you.  

Does Personality Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap?

Being a woman sucks when it comes to income. The median salary for American women is about 85 percent of men’s, which means a woman would have to work an extra 39 days to earn what a man did in 2018. These numbers are pretty incendiary. Even if you’re not shocked, they’re going to leave a nasty taste in the mouth. 

How to Personality-Proof Any Career

So you were hired for your dream job (or so you thought). Only now, you’ve realized that it’s not what you expected it to be. Maybe you were a bit idealistic about the industry and thought the work would be more meaningful than it actually is. Or maybe the working environment doesn’t play to your strengths—you prefer independent work when everything’s based around teams, or there are just too many rules to follow. Now you feel let down and restless, and you’re wondering whether your expectations were just too high. 

How Introverts Can Thrive in an Office Full of Extraverts

Like clockwork, your coworkers grab lunch together every day at noon on the dot. They vent over the morning’s challenges, connect about shared interests, and laugh about the ridiculous typo in that recent email.

Their camaraderie doesn’t stop there. They’re constantly planning happy hours and after-work social events, and they’re notorious for talking over each other in team meetings.

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