Using Your Personality Type to Manage Your Career Change

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.

How to Create a Professional Social Networking Profile for Your Job Search

Social media is fast becoming a popular tool for job search. Sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are becoming a primary means for people to connect with one another, not only professionally but socially as well. In this day and age, families and friends often reside great distances from one another and these sites provide a great way to stay in touch.

Coping with the “In Between” Phase of Job Transition and Unemployment: Part I

The instability of our current economy has created a new wave of unemployment, budget cuts, layoffs and an endangerment to the term, “job security.” With employment becoming more of a privilege than a right, there is an increase in stress both in the workplace and for those displaced from their jobs and their careers. Despite the feeling of hopelessness that losing a job can generate, it is very possible to learn how to manage this stress and to face the adversity of unemployment with a positive attitude. Choosing to learn some basic techniques and utilize them, can not only positively affect your stress level, but it can create a more likely scenario to find future employment.

Extroverts More Confident About Communication Skills

Extroverts are more likely to perceive themselves as good communicators than are Introverts, a study led by Donald Loffredo at the University of Houston has found. In this survey of communication style and personality type, researchers discovered significant correlations between various aspects of communication and the preference scales of Extroversion/Introversion, as well as Thinking/Feeling and Sensing/Intuition.

Productivity Tips for Perceivers

In today's labor market, maximizing your productivity is more important than ever. Whether you're trying to survive a round of layoffs or just working with fewer support staff than usual, making the most of your time is essential. However, maximizing productivity is something we all do in different ways. Some of us are inclined to micromanage our time, scheduling every minute of the day and adhering closely to lists and schedules. If you're familiar with personality type concepts, you probably recognize these people as Judging types.

Personality Types of Software Engineers

In a survey of Brazilian software engineering students, Introverted personality types were found to dominate heavily. This should be no surprise to anyone familiar with personality type; Introverts are more likely to enjoy careers that allow them to work independently, keep a low profile, and accomplish projects on their own. Types of ISFP, INTP, and ESTP were over-represented among the population of software engineers.

Personality Types of Real Estate Agents

A national survey of real estate agents conducted by Douthit Communications, Inc., found that 75% of agents are Extraverted Judgers, three times the percentage of Extraverted Judgers in the population as a whole. The sample consisted of mostly seasoned agents, and researchers were not clear whether Extraverted Judgers are more likely to choose real estate, or whether they are the types most likely to succeed in the industry.

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