Understanding This Personality Trait Might be the Key to Your Ideal Career
21 January 2020 / By Laura DeCesare
A few years ago, I found myself at a professional crossroads. I had been on the wrong path, fit-wise, for a while, and it was starting to take a serious toll on my mental health.
I knew was an Introvert in a field made for Extraverts, but I didn’t know what else was wrong or what kind of career would suit me. So, I took a couple of personality tests.
What Enneagram Type 7 Loves and Hates About Work
04 December 2019 / By Samantha Mackay
Sevens are often considered to be the Enneagram’s resident party animals, too busy living it up to get any real work done. However, Enneagram 7s can find work very satisfying and fulfilling in an environment that allows for their big energy, positive attitude and desire to try everything.
Career Planning? Here’s Why Taking a Personality Test Is Even More Important Than the Results
26 November 2019 / By Kat Boogaard
I have a confession to make: I haven’t always been a big believer in personality or career aptitude tests.
That all ties back to an experience I had in the seventh grade. As part of a class assignment, we were required to take a personality assessment to guide our career choices. I sat in that dark computer lab, doing my best to answer each prompt as honestly as possible.
When I got the results? Well, let’s just say I was disappointed.
How to Prepare for a Career Change (and Make the Right Move for You)
29 October 2019 / By Kat Boogaard
When I was in college, I was confident that I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a career: I wanted to work in broadcast journalism.
It seemed like it was the perfect blend of my passion for theater and storytelling, so I secured a summer internship to help out in a local newsroom.
How to Answer Interview Questions In Line with Your Personality (and Still Get the Job!)
15 October 2019 / By Barbara Mellinger
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)
01 October 2019 / By Kat Boogaard
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!
30 September 2019 / By Samantha Mackay
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
03 September 2019 / By Kat Boogaard
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
26 August 2019 / By Jasmin Rose Napuli
Women who identify with the INTJ personality type are typically 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
23 July 2019 / By Kat Boogaard
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.
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