Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging—even the labels don’t make you sound so friendly. And let’s be honest, you probably aren’t going to win any prizes for being the office joker anytime soon.
So you picked a career in a profession you thought you’d love, but now you’re just not feeling it. You decide it’s time to forge a different path, but how do you break into a new career when you’ve spent your entire working life strapped to this one?
Don’t worry — lack of direct experience is not a barrier to a new career. Believe it or not, you actually have plenty of talents you can utilize no matter which job you choose. They’re called transferable skills, and they pack a powerful resume punch at any stage in your career.
A recent study of personality type and job satisfaction found that people with the ESFJ personality type reported the highest average job satisfaction of all the types. Why are these ESFJs so happy with their work? We dig into the research to find out.
Our latest study shows that ENTJs are one of the highest earning personality types, supervise more people than average, and tend to pursue self-employment. Find out more about the ENTJ super-achiever with this ENTJ infographic.
Are you thinking about a career change? Perhaps you've been working at the same job for a number of years, but you feel like you're just spinning your wheels, and you no longer enjoy what you do. It might be, too, that you've had several jobs, maybe even in different fields, but none of them have really clicked with you. In either case, you might be longing for a career in which you face each day with enthusiasm, loving what you do and committing your work hours to your life's passions. Here's how personality type assessment can help you achieve your goals.
Large amounts of stimulation from the outside world, including in-person socializing, can feel draining to introverts, and the prospect of job interviews often reinforce that feeling. In job interviews, introverts must put themselves in the spotlight, beat their own drums and engage in small talk. For extroverts, those activities are second nature. Introverts, however, have their own strengths which are equally important and which can help them succeed in job interviews. Are you an introvert? These job interview tips for introverts will help you take stock of your strengths and consider how they can help you get hired.
Job search is a stressful experience for those who seek new employment, as well as those who have been recently laid-off. There are so many book blogs in the market which provide job search advice and suggestions. While this advice can be helpful, the most effective job search will take account of your unique personality traits and talents. The strategy of personal branding has become ever more popular in job search circles and a significant aspect of branding is how you can create an impression which will set you apart from other job seekers.
Whether your interest in a job change has been prompted by dissatisfaction with your current role or rumors of impending layoffs, the prospect of identifying and jumping into a different career can definitely feel overwhelming. However, this is a challenge that most professionals will face at least once in their working lives – data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that American workers change jobs an average of seven times over the course of their careers.