Adolescents and career changers are often helped by taking a few career tests to guide them.
1. The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator
2. The Strong Interest Inventory
3. Values sort test
All of these tests are now available in the office and this makes me very excited. I have always loved the Myers-Briggs, developed initially by Carl Jung… it describes the four basic preferences (introverted, extroverted, intuitive, sensor, thinker, feeling and judger, perceiver) and it’s miraculous in the way that four letters can help with unique accuracy describe our personality type. It’s especially valuable when selecting a career! If you don’t pick something suited to your personality you could spend the next 50 years, 40 hours per week doing something that isn’t suited to you. Yuck. Anyway, this week the Study Skills group completed testing and we are all sharing our results tonight. Another great thing to follow up with is finding five jobs identified by either you, or the test results, and then look them up on the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It’s a good way to compare which jobs are growing and will be available in the future, what the pay rate is, and what training is needed.
Here is a table including the fastest growing jobs for 2010 to 2020: