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Career Development

Archetype Test

Are you more of a Jester? What about a Wizard, or even a Revolutionary? This test will tell you which of the 12 employee archetypes you fall into. Gain a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and how they impact both your work and everyday life. We'll even suggest a few careers.

Performance Self Test

You want a promotion, a raise and to start climbing your career ladder sooner than later. Welcome to the club. While almost everyone is looking to advance professionally, far too few workers actually take the time to look in the mirror and perform an honest self-assessment. Use the Performance Self-Test to rate yourself on the most important characteristics of your job, and we’ll help you accentuate your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

Career Development Advice

  • Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men & What to Do About It

    More women than ever are entering the workforce. The number of women earning college degrees has now passed that of men. We are seeing an increase in the number of female executives at major corporations. So why do women still earn just 77 … Read more...

  • Horse Trainer

    From a young age, many horse-enthusiasts dream of incorporating their love of horses into a viable career. Elizabeth Oellers Latham is turning the phrase "do what you love and love what you do" into reality. Read more...

  • Mommy Blogger

    When Heather Armstrong started a blog 10 years ago, it was strictly for family and friends to keep up with her life. Today, she has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers and has turned her website, Dooce.com, into a highly successful … Read more...

  • Is Your Accent Hurting Your Career?

    For Tony Danza, having a thick regional accent keeps him working. But for the rest of us who are interviewing and looking for jobs, sounding like Snooki from Jersey Shore or Matt Damon when he played that "wikkid smaht kid," is not helpful. … Read more...

  • Executive Chef

    Everyone loves the Iron Chef and Food Network's TV lineup. But the reality of being a professional chef usually doesn't involve cameras and fame. Ed Glebus, general manager and executive chef, talks with Aaron and Wendy about what it's like … Read more...

  • Work and Home No Longer Balance, They Blend

    Rudy Karsan, CEO of Kenexa, talks to Aaron and Wendy about the significant implications engagement has on employees and businesses. With smartphones and the Internet, the days of punching a time clock and leaving your work at the door when … Read more...

  • Talent Producer at ESPN Radio

    ESPN is a mecca for hardcore sports enthusiasts. But for this week's Dream Job profile, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is also a home away from home. Shaun Wyman has been working as a talent producer for the ESPN Radio Network for more than … Read more...

  • 11 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs with Mike Rowe

    No One Knows Dirty Jobs Better than Mike Rowe At one point or another, you've probably seen someone performing a "dirty" job and said to yourself "You couldn't pay me enough to do that." But Mike Rowe, host of TV's Dirty Jobs, gets paid to … Read more...

  • How Introverts Can Get Noticed and Get Ahead at Work

    Are you shy at work? Timid? Is your fear of group meetings and public speaking overwhelming? If so, you might be an introvert and your shy nature and aversion of the spotlight is likely holding you back from that raise or promotion. Nancy … Read more...

  • How to Get a Raise When You're Underpaid and Overworked

    We've all been there. You're doing your job and covering for someone else. But instead of getting recognized for the extra effort, it seems all you ever get is guff. We've all had to do more than our fair share to pick up the slack for … Read more...