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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

  • Listen Your Way Up the Ladder

    We all want to be heard, but a surprising number of people only half-listen. If you spend more time listening than talking, use your listening skills to your advantage in job interviews, negotiations, networking, business meetings, and when … Read more...

  • Fantasy Sports Expert

    You’re probably in a fantasy football league. If your league is really competitive, you’ve probably spent a lot of time researching the best players for your team by buying magazines, studying depth charts, analyzing position rankings, or … Read more...

  • HARD Goals: The Secret to Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

    Think back to your biggest accomplishment. The thing you're most proud of which you still brag about to this day. Maybe you lost 100 lbs, climbed Mt. Everest or successfully finished that marathon. Whatever your goal was, chances are it was … Read more...

  • TV Sports Anchor

    The Red Sox. The Celtics. The Bruins. In New England, big teams dominated Boston TV sportscasts in the 1980s and Scott Fleishman followed them all. And in an unlikely way, these dynasties became destiny for the Massachusetts native. While … Read more...

  • How to Become an Executive Chef

    Iron Chef, Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali. Thanks to the Food Network and a plethora of cooking shows, when people think about becoming a chef nowadays, their next thought is about getting their own TV show. But Ed Glebus, an executive chef … Read more...

  • How to Work for an Idiot

    So you have an idiot boss. Now what? Dr. John Hoover is the author of "How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive Without Killing Your Boss," and this week he talks to Aaron and Wendy about what to do if---like so many of us have at one … Read more...

  • An Inside Peek at Our Data & Tools

    Where do you get your salary data? Why isn't the Salary Wizard dispensing "accurate" numbers? Should pilots who keep secrets about flying their client's mistresses around get bigger raises? These are just some of the questions you asked … Read more...

  • 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...