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What's Your Type of Career?

by Donna Dunning

Match Your Personality Type to Your Perfect Career-and Find Success!

The simple truth is that to be happy and successful in your work, you need a career that not only matches your interests but fits your personality type as well. In this approachable book, author Donna Dunning uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to introduce eight distinct ways of working. Encouraging you to reflect on your own natural preferences-using checklists, exercises, strategies and tips-What's Your Type of Career? provides all the tools you need to discover your own natural preferences and find your ideal career.

Are you a Contributor, Expeditor, Explorer or Responder? An Analyzer, Assimilator, Enhancer or Visionary? An Extravert or an Introvert? If you identify yourself as an Extravert and a Responder, you tend to like action, scenarios that are rapidly changing and are not inclined toward a desk job. A profession as an emergency worker, a fire fighter or a police officer may be for you.

This best-selling career guide-now in a fully updated second edition-has been expanded to include the training and educational requirements of a variety of different occupations, and highlights those most in demand. It also includes details on developing type differences later in life, advice for balancing your work and personal life and many, many more preference-based career suggestions.

Date Added: 09/21/2018

Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Art of Work

by Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do.

As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

Date Added: 09/21/2018

Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Harvard Business Review on Advancing Your Career

by Harvard Business Review

If you need the best practices and ideas for achieving career growth and fulfillment--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 9 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

This collection of HBR articles will help you:

  • Break out of a career rut
  • Earn a spot on your company's high-potential list
  • Find out what's really holding you back
  • Get the kind of mentoring that leads to a promotion
  • Groom yourself for an external move
  • Turn the job you have into the job you want
  • Crack the code of C-suite entry
  • Take control of your career after being fired
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Do What You Are

    by Paul D. Tieger and Kelly Tieger and Barbara Barron

    The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated.

    Do What You Are -- the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work -- is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.

    With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.

    This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, Do What You Are uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    The Everything Career Tests Book

    by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn and Robin Holt

    A career advice book with the tests that make the difference!

    American workers are upwardly mobile movers and shakers who change careers often, always on the search for their perfect niche. But you can't follow your bliss unless you know what your bliss is.

    Enter The Everything Career Tests Book--your key to determining the career path you were destined for! This engaging, accessible guide boasts ten different tests that reveal the work habits, affinities, and interests you may not even realize you have!

    Ten tests help you find your way:

  • Values Test
  • Skills Test
  • Interests Test
  • Personality Test
  • Work Environment Test
  • Location Test
  • Work/Life Balance Test
  • Entrepreneurial Ability Test
  • Managerial Ability Test
  • Emotional Intelligence Test
  • Featuring extensive test result analysis and guidance as well as an easy-to-use format, The Everything Career Tests Book is all you need to make your dreams come true--at work!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Career Quizzes

    by John J. Liptak

    Self-assessment is key to finding satisfying work and managing a rewarding career. By looking inside yourself and examining your needs and values, interest and skills, personality and preferences you can not only make better choices you can outline a plan for your entire career. Career Quizzes will help you do just that. The author takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will help you find work you love and develop your career from start to finish.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Career Match

    by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou

    The simple quiz that can change your life... Is your job just a way to pay the bills? It doesn't have to be that way. You'll find that when your career fits your personality, it becomes a source of tremendous satisfaction and success.

    Career Match is designed to help you discover your ideal work. Take the ten-minute self-assessment to determine your personality style and then turn to the corresponding chapter-the one that reads as if it's written just for you-and:

  • Identify career choices that will exhilarate you
  • Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive
  • Learn to leverage your natural strengths
  • Customize and speed your job search
  • Updated to include hot new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more, the second edition features expanded chapters for each personality type and fresh stories of people who have found fulfillment in work perfectly suited to them. If you're looking for direction, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you're meant to do-for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Cool Careers For Dummies

    by Marty Nemko and Richard N. Bolles

    Every year, thousands of people change careers. Whether you are arecently graduated student looking to put what you studied to good use or an experienced professional looking for a change in routine,finding a career that really suits you can be a daunting task.

    Cool Careers for Dummies helps you discover what you really want out of life, what your passions are, and how well you perform in different environments, and then shows you how to use this information to find a career that suits you. Now revised and up-to-date, this easy-to-use guidebook helps you explore your job options and make clear-minded decisions. This new edition gives you the tools you need to:

  • Search for and find a career that fits your talents
  • Land the job you want
  • Train for your new found career
  • Mold your resume into a masterpiece
  • Put on a stunning interview
  • Improve your career by making the most out of your job
  • Explore the fun and profit of self-employment
  • Along with these features, Cool Careers for Dummies provides a self-assessment section to help you identify your interests. After answering a few questions about yourself,you’ll apply your answers to the Cool Careers Yellow Pages, which profiles more than 500 great careers. It also lets you in on some unwritten codes of the office, such as having integrity,defusing saboteurs, and maintaining office relationships. So what are you waiting for? Get Cool Careers for Dummies and find the job of your dreams today!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Career Assessments and Their Meaning

    by Ellyn Sanna

    Find out what career assessments really mean... Career assessment tools can help you understand yourself and the world better by allowing you to match your interests and skills to the real-life world of employment.

    These tools include:

  • The Strong Interest Inventory
  • The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey
  • The Self-Directed Search
  • Computer and Internet career guidance programs and
  • Card sorts
  • These assessment tools can help get you started on your road to the future. Whatever career you choose, you'll need education, experience...and the core qualities of a good character. As you look toward the world of work, Career Assessments & Their Meanings can help you make a realistic plan based on character issues, career requirements, and your own unique talents and interests.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    The Career Adventure

    by Susan M. Johnston

    Focused solidly on “doing” rather than on “explaining,” this book gets right to the heart of career decision making it will:

  • walk you through the process of self-knowledge and self-discovery,
  • encourage you to believe in yourself and in your own ability to influence outcomes and achieve career goals, and
  • guide you in working with various job/career-search and development tools
  • This edition offers expanded use of electronic and internet resources, an update of Maslow’s Hierarchy, and a new perspective on decision-making, as well as covers the topics of self-assessment, exploring the world of work, and organizing the job search. Comprehensive appendices offer sample resumes and cover letters, as well as other job search resources. An excellent and valuable guide for all those involved in a job search or a career change.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    What You're Really Meant to Do

    by Robert Steven Kaplan

    How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential?

    Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.

    Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?

    Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations.

    Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    StrengthsFinder 2.0

    by Tom Rath

    Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

    To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions to discover their top five talents.

    In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.

    Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world around you -- forever.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Career Management and Work-Life Integration

    by Douglas T. Hall and Brad Harrington

    Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Targeting the Job You Want

    by Kate Wendleton

    The best book on the market to help you figure out who you are, what you enjoy doing, and what you want to do with your life. Landing the job of your dreams means you need to have a dream to begin with. TARGETING THE JOB YOU WANT helps you Identify that dream... make it specific... and figure out step by step how you can achieve it.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Career Quest

    by Mary Rose Remington

    "Everyone is entitled to work they love!" ...states Mary Rose Remington, author and career expert who has helped thousands of clients find their true calling in life. Career Quest is packed with practical tips, emotional support and spiritual techniques for readers employed or unemployed-seeking meaningful, energizing work.

    This book shows you how to:

  • Overcome fear
  • Unlock your higher purpose
  • Discover hidden talents
  • Build a financial foundation to support change
  • Tap dreams, intuition and angels for guidance
  • Set tangible goals and overcome barriers
  • Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    The Play of Your Life

    by Colleen A. Sabatino

    Play of Your Life is not just a how-to it is your own portable career-coach. While other books may promise to help you land the job of your dreams, Colleen Sabatino trumps that. She opens your eyes to the possibilities you've not yet imagined. The book offers a 2-step program. Part One guides readers through a series of engaging self-assessment quizzes and diagnostic steps to help each individual recognize their dream and translate that into a career path. Part Two is master class on the tactical steps toward making that dream a reality.

    Colleen Sabatino is enjoying nationwide recognition as a career counselor. Her seminars and corporate consulting sessions are so popular that MBA programs are planning to adopt her book as part of their curriculum. From setting the stage, to crafting the life-script that will open the necessary doors, Sabatino's program affords the secret to becoming a star in your own life.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Overnight Career Choice

    by Michael Farr

    Eager to find a career you'll love? Don't fret and sweat. Overnight Career Choice comes to the rescue. Discover your best career fit quickly and enjoy career success and satisfaction for years to come. Mike Farr covers the nine essential factors for defining your ideal career quickly so you won't spend months or years on the wrong career path.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    The Authentic Career

    by Maggie Craddock

    Most people suffer from some sort of job dissatisfaction. But figuring out whether they should change or their jobs should change isn’t easy. From a leading executive coach comes The Authentic Career, perhaps the first book to provide readers with a formal sequence that combines professional, psychological, and spiritual resources to achieve career success and fulfillment.

    The four-stage process — clearly outlined and filled with exercises, examples, and inspirational quotes — has proven successful for the author’s clients of all levels, from Fortune 500 CEOs to professional women returning to the workforce after having children.

    Craddock combines her business background as a Lipper Award–winning fund manager with her training as a social worker and years of experience as an executive coach to outline a therapeutic process that clearly separates what we want and need in order to find fulfillment from the external demands and expectations that family, society, and the workplace impose on us. Identifying our authentic career goals and strategies requires that we carefully examine our inner lives, Craddock believes, separating them from the daily demands and frustrations of our work lives.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Good Trouble

    by Sander Hicks and Joe Biel and Joyce Brabner

    In 1996, everything about Joe Biel's life seemed like a mistake. He was 18, he lived in Cleveland, he got drunk every day, and he had mystery health problems and weird social tics.

    All his friends' lives were as bad or worse. To escape a nihilistic, apocalyptic worldview and to bring reading and documentation into a communal punk scene, he started assembling zines and bringing them in milk crates to underground punk shows. Eventually this became Microcosm Publishing. But Biel's head for math was stronger than his ability to relate to people, and it wasn't until he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome that it all began to fall into place.

    This is the story of how, over 20 years, one person turned a litany of continuing mistakes and seeming wrong turns into a happy, fulfilled life and a thriving publishing business that defies all odds.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    Lawyers, Lead On

    by Rebecca S. Williford and Carrie A. Basas and Stephanie L. Enyart

    This inspiring book contains letters of encouragement and advice from lawyers with disabilities to law students and new lawyers with disabilities. The writers share their perspectives on work and disability, based on their own experiences of success and setbacks.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

    by Robert W. Langston

    Robert Langston shares the inspirational stories of people who overcame the hurdles of living with dyslexia to become influential business and cultural leaders. From Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea to prominent financier Charles Schwab to Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, Langston profiles some of the biggest players in the business world and elsewhere to paint amazing portraits of courage and dedication.

    Through both research and personal experience, Langston has come to believe that dyslexia is a condition that does not need curing, but rather a greater understanding of the different capabilities and skills it can provide those who have it. He hopes that understanding more about the creative and intuitive benefits of dyslexia will allow educators and parents, as well as dyslexic children, to see dyslexia not as a disability, but as a gift.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

    by David B. Wiegan

    In the United States alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labor market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success.

    The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model based on proven economics, rather than the traditional social services model. By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment.

    Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities will be essential reading for profit and non-profit rehabilitation service organizations, private job development businesses, government funding agencies, special education job placement programs, transition specialists, and families of persons with developmental disabilities.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    Different, Not Less

    by Temple Grandin and Tony Attwood

    Temple Grandin offers the world yet another great work, an inspiring and informative book that offers both hope and encouragement.

    In these pages, Temple presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum.

    One of Temple’s primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors from a wide variety of different skill sets to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story in their own words about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills.

    Different...Not Less shows how, with work, each of the contributors:

  • Found invaluable mentors
  • Learned skills necessary for employment when young
  • Became successfully employed
  • Developed self-confidence
  • Faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships (and sometimes) Raised families
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities (Second Edition)

    by Cary Griffin and David Hammis and Beth Keeton and Molly Sullivan

    As self-employment becomes a viable option for more and more adults with significant disabilities, give them realistic, practical guidance and support with the NEW edition of this popular guidebook. Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start. You'll discover the nuts and bolts of person-centered business planning, and you'll get concrete, step-by-step strategies for every aspect, from business plans to marketing to finances. A must-have resource for employment specialists, transition professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their families, this book is the go-to guide for turning a small business into a big success.


  • discover their "personal genius" with a new assessment approach
  • build a thorough and professional business plan based on their goals and interests
  • successfully finance their small business using multiple revenue sources
  • market their business, from defining customers to advertising in a variety of media
  • maintain their benefits while navigating financial and social security systems
  • make the most of valuable support from rehabilitation personnel, vocational counselors, school transition staff, and community programs
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

    Work and Disability

    by Randall M. Parker and Edna Mora Szymanski

    Work is a central aspect of human life in every culture and every society. In certain societies work may be a means by which individuals define themselves and/or maintain their quality of life. However, as a whole, work is the essential means by which we all attain our basic needs such as food and water.

    In our modern society, persons with disability face a society in which jobs and education are not as easily accessible or attainable. Disability often complicates the delicate interrelationships between people and work. It may affect work productivity, relationships with coworkers, and relationships at home.

    This third edition covers the latest in legislative background and other contextual matters regarding employment of people with disabilities; vocational theories and research related to disability; counseling interventions, multicultural issues, vocational assessment, labor market information, and accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace; job placement and job development; outreach through business consultation; and supported employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Disabilities and Employment

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