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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

  • Voice Actor Jennifer Hale

    You might not recognize Jennifer Hale's name or picture, but if you're into animated television shows and especially video games, Hale's voice is instantly recognizable. Also known as female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, … Read more...

  • 11 Great Jobs for Working Parents

    Maybe your kids are back in school and you're itching to take on a part-time job. Or perhaps the dismal economy has forced your hand and you need something full- or part-time to make ends meet. Whatever the case, figuring out which job to … Read more...

  • MTV Animation Director and Simpsons Storyboard Artist

    Brad Ableson spent 15 years as an animator and storyboard artist for The Simpsons. That means when Homer dishes out his patented "Why you little---" and starts to throttle his mischievous son Bart, there's a good chance it was Ableson who … Read more...

  • How to Keep Your Cool When Emotions and Stakes Are High

    Have you ever felt ambushed during a business meeting? Or have you either clammed up or lashed out at a boss when unexpected criticisms come your way during a performance review? If so, chances are you were in a "Crucial Conversation." And … Read more...

  • Most People Don't Negotiate Due to Fear & Lack of Skills

    Negotiating is not easy. And, for many people, not at all pleasant. Complicating matters even further is the difficulty involved with negotiating your own self-worth following a job offer. Read more...

  • RESPECT:

    What do employees really want most? It's a question Dr. Jack Wiley, executive director of the Kenexa High Performance Institute, has spent more than 25 years researching. On today's episode of Salary Talk, Aaron and Wendy talk to Jack about … Read more...

  • From Ballerinas to Fighter Pilots

    Children want to be astronauts, doctors, lawyers, pilots and professional athletes when they are young. But a recent Salary.com survey found only 16% of people ended up in their dream job. Although dreams often fade away with adulthood and … Read more...

  • Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't & Why

    If you're a fast-tracker striving for career advancement like a heat-seeking missile then this is a podcast you can't afford to miss. On this week's episode of Salary Talk, Aaron and Wendy interview Donald Asher, author of "Who Gets … Read more...

  • The Lowdown on Low-Cut: Salary's Dress Code Survey

    We asked about office dress codes and boy did you answer. Loudly. Nearly 4,600 people responded to our survey and proved dress codes are, and always will be, a hot topic that gets fairly contentious in a hurry. Read more...

  • Getting More with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stuart Diamond

    On this week's episode of Salary Talk Aaron and Wendy chat with Stuart Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize winning former journalist turned Wharton Business School professor who literally wrote the book on negotiation when he penned the New York … Read more...