Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do
by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou
AMACOM, 256 pages, $10.20
Professionals who have been part of the workforce for an extended time or who've had the experience of switching careers understand how important it is to know your personality type when you are pursuing positions. Instead of spinning your wheels, reading and using Career Match as a resource promises to accelerate your job hunt. The book distills the process using the Color Q technique to assess who you are and where you should be going. Color coding traits like introversion and extroversion and how open you are to change provides a simple way to grasp complex concepts. Whether you are between jobs or looking to jump to a new career, Career Match will help you get on the right path and pursue the position you will thrive in.
Because adapting to a company's culture is so vital to job satisfaction these days, Career Match is especially relevant. Author Shoya Zichy has a new angle on the renowned Meyers-Briggs personality test that proves to be easier to understand and apply. Her Color Q method promises to help readers:
- Identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate them
- Recognize the type of boss and work environment they need to thrive
- Confirm the rightness of the path they are on, or help them find a better one
- Speed up their job search
Becoming self aware has added advantages beyond the personal. Knowing yourself provides the groundwork for recognizing that coworkers are unique and have different fundamental needs. This makes dealing with them far less bumpy. Not only does Career Match help steer you toward a suitable career, it suggests proactive ways to enhance your skills to increase your value on the open job market.
Among Career Match's strong suits is the personalized tone of the writing. Zichy makes you feel as if she is speaking directly to you and your situation. The occupational descriptions are current and detailed case studies will help readers recognize scenarios relevant to their own. This insightful book will make readers more self aware about their personal relationships as well as their business ones. It takes a huge dose of the stress and guesswork out of looking for a suitable career.