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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

  • Dream Job: Executive Assistant

    Administrative assistants aren't like personal assistants - they don't follow professionals from one job to the next. Administrative assistants are employed by a company and then assigned to a particular position. In the past two years … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Film Director

    The majority of directors in Hollywood work outside the classic notion of big-studio filmmaking with hundred-million-dollar budgets and six months to shoot in some exotic location. A typical cable movie, for example, costs $3-$4 million. … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Marine Biologist

    Marine Biologist salaries are modest (about $35,000) and jobs are grant-funded, which means career stability depends on the success of grant applications for projects that last as long as five years. Still, being able to work with other … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Major League Usher

    The finely manicured grass, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn, the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, and of course, the Green Monster in left field. All these and more signal the pleasures of attending a baseball game at Fenway Park, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Lifeguard

    Seasonal lifeguards make anywhere from $16 to $20 an hour. Full-time lifeguards, known as permanents, make up to $27 an hour. A permanent oversees a couple of miles of beach, and other lifeguards assigned there. A captain oversees a group … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Indie Label Owner

    A self-proclaimed music junky, O'Connell decided to start his own label when Jeremy Steckler, who founded the Now Sound as a sophomore at Duke University, turned to him for advice. "Jeremy was trying to sort out his finances and I noticed … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Hypnotist

    A hypnosis session typically costs $100, higher than psychotherapy from a licensed social worker but lower than a session with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Qualified hypnotherapists earn between $50 and $150 an hour, and can supplement … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Hairstylist

    Different states have different rules governing hairdressers – some just require a one-time test to keep the license current, while others require constant renewals and health tests associated with working with the public. Massachusetts … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Genetic Counselor

    Genetic counselors must hold specialized graduate degrees in genetic counseling. Coursework includes clinical, population, and molecular genetics; as well as psychosocial theory, ethics, and counseling techniques. Internships are necessary … Read more...