The message is be true to yourself or at least have a future goal in mind if you are going to do a job temporarily that you do not enjoy. That means being very clear about why you are doing something and could mean a number of different things, for example:
a) Working purely to earn money to spend on something you have set your heart on.
b) Working to survive whilst you plan or study to be able to get the job you want. E.g. Some creative people such as musicians and actors will work in tedious jobs that they do not have to think about whilst honing their preferred skills.
c) Working just to support your family. Whilst this can be admirable, people still need an outlet for their natural talents.
The most important thing to maintain is the AWARENESS of why you have chosen to do a job and the AWARENESS of your own strengths, weaknesses and behavioural traits that you will gravitate toward in a pressure situation i.e. your natural style.
In this article, we are going to enlist the aid of a computer-generated career and personality program to help us get back to who we really are. These programs are almost infallible for describing the true personality of an individual, their behavioural tendencies and their suitability to specific jobs. At worst, they are an indicator to be considered carefully. For instance, if your personality type shows every indication of being introverted and meticulous, it seems hardly likely that your career choice would be in sales, where the successful candidates are generally outgoing. If that career was your choice, it is time to consider whether it is the right choice.
Our preference is for the programs generated at careertest.net a company with a long history of successful psychometric testing. The reports are comprehensive and enlightening for most candidates who sit them.
- Logon to an internet-capable computer and go the the URL http://www.careertest.net/
1. Click on “Job Career Test” (left hand side menu)
2. Click on “Career Personality Test”
3. Click on “Start The Quiz”
4. Complete the test
5. Obtain and print your results (either brief or detailed)
Read through your report and see what YOU are like. Does it look familiar? Almost without exception, people will read these reports and say things like: “How can a computer know all these things about me?” or “It’s just like me” – yes, it probably is!