Discover the Perfect Career for You
This book has helped more than 750,000 people find truly satisfying work. The book
leads you step-by-step through the process of determining your Personality Type. Then it
provides real-life case studies of people who share your Type and introduces you to
the key ingredients your work must have for it to be genuinely fulfilling.
Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, this book
identifies occupations that are popular with your Type and offers a rundown of your
work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how you can use your unique
strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest
period of time.
Whether you're a recent graduate, a first-time job seeker, or a midlife career
switcher, this lively guide will enable you to discover the right career for you.
An abbreviated excerpt from the book:
The study of personality type is the result of research by Katharine Briggs and her
daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. They determined that there are four personality preference
scales and sixteen personality types. In the 1940s Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs
Myers developed the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) test to measure personality type.
All personality types are equally valuable, with inherent strengths and blind spots.
Personality type does not determine intelligence or predict success, it does however help
us discover what best motivates us as individuals, and this empowers us to seek those
elements in the work we choose.
This book describes each of the personality types and as you read about each, think
about which sounds more like you. At the end of the discussion of each dimension you'll
find a scale. Place a check mark along the scale at the point which you think most
accurately reflects you. By estimating your preference for each of the four personality
type dimensions, you'll end up with a four-letter code that will represent your personality type.
This type of personality assessment is based on four aspects of human personality;
how we interact with the world. We call these aspects dimensions because each one can
be pictured as a continuum between opposite extremes, like this:
|(E) Extroversion||-----||Introversion (I)|
|(S) Sensing||-----||Intuition (N)|
|(T) Thinking||-----||Feeling (F)|
|(J) Judging||-----||Perceiving (P)|
You use both sides of each scale in daily life, but you also have an innate
preference for one side or the other. Since each continuum has opposite preferences
at either end, there are eight preferences in all, each represented by a particular
letter. These letters are used in combination to designate the sixteen personality
types. Your particular combination of preferences is more meaningful than any one
preference by itself.
Everyone fits into one of these sixteen categories. In Part 3 of the book it shows
you how to use what you've learned about yourself with a type-specific list of key
ingredients for career satisfaction, your ideal work environment, your work-related
strengths, and a list of potentially satisfying career options.