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American workers are upwardly mobile movers and shakers who change careers often, always on the hunt for their perfect niche. But you can't follow your bliss unless you know what your bliss is. Enter The Everything[Registered] Career Tests Book-your key to determining the career path you were destined for! This engaging, accessible guide boasts ten different tests that reveal work habits, affinities, and interests you may not even realize are yours!

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The Everything Career Tests Book: 10 Tests to Determine the Right Occupation for You

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Overview

American workers are upwardly mobile movers and shakers who change careers often, always on the hunt for their perfect niche. But you can't follow your bliss unless you know what your bliss is. Enter The Everything[Registered] Career Tests Book-your key to determining the career path you were destined for! This engaging, accessible guide boasts ten different tests that reveal work habits, affinities, and interests you may not even realize are yours!

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 Readiness Test, Managerial Suitability Test, Emotional Intelligence Test. Featuring extensive test result analysis and guidance as well as an easy-to-use format, The Everything[Registered] Career Tests Book is all you need to make your dreams come true-at work!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440523731
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/19/2007
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 673,172
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A. Bronwyn Llewellyn is a veteran writer and scholar who has written several books on a variety of topics. She is the editor of Horse Crazy: Women and the Horses They Love and Horse Healers: Stories of Courage and Hope. She lives in San Jose, CA.

Robin Holt, M.A. is one of the founding principals of the Bay Area Career Center and is a consultant for Charles Schwab, Technology Division. Robin lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Top Ten Things to Remember about Career Tests     x
Introduction     xi
Know Yourself, Know Your Career     1
Self-Assessment Is Key     2
Finding Your Passion     2
Self-Assessment Is Your Personal Checkup     4
Your Readiness for Change     4
Why Take Self-Assessment Tests?     7
What You Can Learn from These Tests     10
Career Change Options     14
Values and Your Career     15
Values and Career Satisfaction     16
What Are Values?     17
A Short History of the Study of Values     19
Why Values Matter     22
Values Test     24
Using Your Results     30
Skills and Your Career     33
Who Needs Skills?     34
Who Has Skills?     34
What Are Skills?     35
Who Lacks Skills?     38
Skills Test     39
Using Your Results     45
Skills of the Future     47
Interests and Your Career     49
Do What Interests You     50
A Short History of Interests Tests     51
InterestsTest     53
RIASEC Careers     60
Using Your Results     65
A Word about Job Titles     67
Personality and Your Career     69
Who's Got Personality?     70
What Does Personality Have to Do with Careers?     70
A Short History of the Study of Personality     71
Types, Traits, and Temperaments     73
Personality Test     77
Using Your Results     81
Work Environment and Your Career     83
Find the Environment That Suits You     84
Where Your Work Space Is     84
What Your Work Space Looks Like     85
How Flexible Do You Want to Be?     88
The Right Perks Can Perk Up Your Career     92
Dressing for Career Success     94
Work Environment Test     96
Using Your Results     100
Location and Your Career     101
Location Matters     102
Live Where the Surroundings Please You     102
Live Where You Have Support     103
Live in an Area You Can Afford     104
Live Where It's Livable     105
Location Test     106
Using Your Results      108
Work/Life Balance and Your Career     111
A Life Out of Balance     112
Not Your Grandpa's Workplace     113
Family Matters     114
Men Want a Life, Too     115
Going to Extremes     115
Who Needs Balance?     116
Work/Life Balance Test     117
Using Your Results     119
Take Action     121
To Balance or Not to Balance?     124
Entrepreneurial Readiness and Your Career     125
What Is an Entrepreneur?     126
A Short History of Entrepreneurs     127
Entrepreneurs Are Made, Not Born     130
Entrepreneurial Qualities     132
Entrepreneurial Readiness Test     134
Using Your Results     137
Managerial Suitability and Your Career     141
What Is a Manager?     142
Good Managers Are Made, Not Born     144
Managerial Suitability Test     148
Using Your Results     152
Emtional Intelligience and Your Career     157
What Is Emotional Intelligence?     158
EI Versus IQ     162
A Short History of EI     164
Emotional Intelligence Test      167
Using Your Results     171
Your Career Checkup     177
Career Checkup Chart     178
What Your Chart Tells You     180
Informational Interviews     182
Prepare to Take Action!     184
Published and Online Career Resources     187
Career Counseling Services and Other Instruments     201
Index     205
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

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    Good start for figuring out interests, but don't base your entire career on it...

    Easy to read, interesting examples, and helps to organize one's interests into a coherent, easy to understand snapshot.

    The book utilizes various assessments as individual measures of interests; the assessments are then compiled into a master summary for easy reference.

    This book is useful in conjunction with other career and interest inventory books to compare and contrast results.

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