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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

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Stay Productive

    It’s March. Raise your hand if you remember the resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve. Anyone? C’mon now. Just one. Hmmm. That’s what I thought. New year’s resolutions are for new years. Once the year has lost its newness, March rolls … Read more...

  • 7 Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as Virtues

    While everyone knows and has plenty of criticism for the 7 Deadly Sins, Breeden talks about the 7 Sacred Cows and how they shine a light on the hidden traps that lie between good intentions and great results. His hypothesis will challenge … Read more...

  • How to Get Hired as a Loan Officer

    Becoming a loan officer in the current market is not for everyone. But for professionals with the grit to work independently from home and a passion for sales, there has never been a better time to jump into the mortgage industry. Read more...

  • What is Your Time Management Style?

    You know how some people are always late but tend up spending way more time in a meeting than you think is necessary? And how some people are always prompt? An easy way to recognize someone’s personality style is looking at how they spend … Read more...

  • Change Your Career, Not Your Sleep Habits

    Unlike most night owls, who prefer to go to bed late, delayed sleep sufferers are hard-wired to do so—in fact, they’re responding to a physiological need. Unless they meet that need, they feel exhausted all the time, and conforming to … Read more...

  • How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

    What’s the worst thing an entrepreneur can do? Not listen, according to Chicago entrepreneur Adam Fridman. Read more...

  • The 7 Career Goals You Need to Succeed

    Everyone knows the beginning of the year is the time for setting goals. Lose weight! Get in shape! Spend more time with friends and family! It’s also the time to set goals for your career. Read more...

  • 11 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

    Everyone wants a little job security. But in these turbulent times filled with massive changes, how can any of us know if our careers are on solid ground? Read more...

  • 9 New Jobs for Santa When Christmas Is Canceled

    Even those of us with great jobs occasionally wonder if the grass is greener. So it stands to reason the big guy in red -- who has been doing the same gig for quite a while now -- might be a little bored with dashing, dancing and prancing … Read more...

  • 8 Reasons You Should Turn Down That Job Offer

    The good news is you got the job. Which, in this still-reeling economy, is quite an accomplishment. But the bad news is you're worried you might be settling for a position that isn't the right fit for you. So where do you go from here? Read more...