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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

  • Tips for Making a Successful Career Comeback

    You've suffered a humiliating setback at work. You'll keep your job but your reputation has taken a beating, coworkers are whispering behind your back and your credibility is at an all-time low. Things look bad, but you can recover if you … Read more...

  • Use Sniper Rifles, Not Shotguns, When Job Hunting

    The real reason for the question is to see how focused their job search efforts are. In many cases, their approach to getting a job is like a shotgun -- load it up, start firing at will, and see what hits -- kind of like what happens in … Read more...

  • 7 Signs You Have Terrible People Skills

    Soft skills, sometimes called "people skills" or "emotional intelligence," are less tangible qualities that determine how you manage your own behavior, as well as interact with and get along with others. While soft skills are more difficult … Read more...

  • What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Need the Money

    You can wait for management to have an epiphany, but do you really want to loiter in the lobby waiting for a happy ending? You're missing the show, waiting for someone else to lead you to your seat. Unless there are clear signs that change … Read more...

  • 10 Global Trends That Are Killing Your Career

    While the year 2020 may feel futuristic, in reality it's just around the corner. Will your career be prepared to fly into orbit, or will it stall on the ground? We’re predicting 10 global trends we believe will shape the future workforce. … Read more...

  • 5 Ways to Get Ahead During Summer

    And suddenly, Summer. Coats go into storage, you’re buying sunscreen by the gallon, and your mind instantly shifts from spreadsheets and status meetings to suntans and sandy beaches. However, while kids might be screaming "school's out for … Read more...

  • Group Work: Do You Play Well With Others?

    In high school, when the teacher announced that the next project would involve working in groups, it was not uncommon for a murmur of discontent to ripple through the room. What if I get stuck with that know-it-all or worse, that really … Read more...

  • 7 Hot Jobs for New College Grads

    The month of May brings us Mother's Day, the Kentucky Derby and -- most importantly -- college graduations. After four long years of toiling and late-night study sessions, graduates have their caps, gowns, and that diploma is waiting for … Read more...

  • Moms & the Art of Delegation

    Many moms think they have to do everything or nothing will get done. But learning how to effectively delegate tasks is a skill moms can use both in and outside of the home. Read more...

  • 7 Things Administrative Assistants Hate About Their Bosses

    Even though you should be giving your assistant a gift this week, we thought we'd turn the tables and do something different. Most administrative professionals need their jobs and therefore can't tell their bosses what drives them nuts … Read more...