Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

Synopsis


For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others - those whose careers fit their passions and personalities - it is a source of great satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This indispensable guide will enable anyone to:

• identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate them

• recognize the type of boss and work environment they need to thrive

• confirm the rightness of the path they are on - or help them find a better one

• speed up their job search

The book includes in-depth chapters for each personality type, detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do - for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.

Excerpt

This is not your typical career book. The Color Q system doesn’t change people, but it does change how they view themselves. You will not be told to be more organized, to assert yourself, imitate your boss, or emulate some celebrity CEO. You will not even have to change how you dress. Instead, every word will move you to operate from your deepest, most natural talents, fueling the passion that separates good workers from great achievers. You just need to recognize your strengths and use them on a daily basis.

Sound easy? It’s not. Most of us come loaded down with guilt and parental/societal expectations that push us in unnatural directions. Did pressures like money, prestige, educational opportunity, or family desires force you into making more “practical” choices? If doing so hasn’t made you happy, then what will?

You need to get back to your core and make it work in the workplace. Define this core by taking the Color Q Self-Assessment in Chapter 2 and being bluntly honest. For many of you, it will be career-altering, IF you answer as you really are. Please note that a preference is NOT “I generally work with piles, but I’d prefer if I kept my desk clean.” What you actually do is what you prefer.

You do not need to read the whole book, unless you want to explore all sixteen Color Q personality types. Learning a little about other people’s styles, however, will help you in:

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