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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

  • Engineering Career Education and Advancement

    Engineers are required to hold a license as a Professional Engineer (PE) if they offer services directly to the public. Many states have mandatory continuing education requirements for the renewal of engineering licenses. Read more...

  • Computer Programming Career Education and Advancement

    Programmers seek out trade shows, seminars, periodicals, and professional education classes to keep their skills up-to-date and remain competitive in their field. Read more...

  • Paralegal Career Education and Advancement

    Employers usually prefer that candidates have a degree from a 4-year paralegal program, or a bachelor's degree with paralegal certification. Read more...

  • The Temporary Staffing Industry

    The temporary staffing business has been one of the fastest growing industries in the economy. Since September, the number of temporary workers increased by 87,000, nearly a quarter of the jobs added nationally. Although temporary work … Read more...

  • Life and Work in a Temporary Job

    Many job seekers see the combination of schedule flexibility and a constantly changing work atmosphere as a professional alternative to the tedium and concreteness of working full-time. While flexibility, work diversity, and free training … Read more...

  • Applying to Temp Agencies

    Issues to consider when looking at a temp job are what the company is willing to pay, travel distance from your home as well as what their time frame is for the position. If the company is only looking for someone for a couple weeks and you … Read more...

  • Choosing a Temp Agency

    There are two ways to start temping. The traditional route is to locate agencies in your area through the telephone book or online. Then, interview with a number of agencies to get a feel for the jobs, rates, and benefits they offer. Some … Read more...

  • The Power of Flexibility

    There are alternatives for employees who would like to work part-time but cannot. According to SHRM, 26 percent of all companies support telecommuting. Of the larger employers (those with more than 5,000 employees), 12 percent offer on-site … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Project Manager

    All of us practice project management in our lives, whether we know it or not. We are all involved in planning and organizing our everyday tasks, career, and work responsibilities. In the business world, project management is a high level … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Stay-At-Home Mom

    So why do thousands of career women nationwide opt to put their careers and salary-earning potential on the back burner to stay home to care for their children? Read more...