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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

  • More Employees are Job Hunting Despite Being Happier at Work

    If you saw the number of workers looking for new jobs has risen, you’d probably think it’s because employees are unhappy where they are. But you’d be wrong. Read more...

  • The Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs

    Most people think they have the most stressful job – that’s only natural. And without doubt, almost every job has unique brands of stress. But let’s face it, there are some jobs that are just way more stressful than others. Read more...

  • The 8 Hottest Jobs of 2014

    We looked into our own Salary.com crystal ball and then referenced sources like the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine which fields are slated to enjoy the most growth over the next few years. So if you’re currently unemployed and … Read more...

  • When Is the Right Time to Take a Career Risk?

    Decade to decade your value as an employee changes, typically in the upward trajectory, but so do your personal values. The risks you take in your 20’s and 30’s are akin to career suicide in your 40’s and 50’s. Some moves are inevitable, … Read more...

  • 6 Tips for Finding a New Job After Getting Fired

    Maybe you thought everything was going fine at your job, and you were shocked to get your walking papers. Maybe you made a mistake that led to being let go. Whatever the reason for being fired, the effects can be devastating financially and … Read more...

  • 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

    Starting a company is not for the risk averse or financially challenged. It can be an incredible drain on personal, financial and emotional resources -- not just yours, but anyone you take along with you for the ride. Ask whether you (and … Read more...

  • 7 Spectacular Ways to Quit Your Job

    Most people give the standard two-week notice in writing. But for a select group of employees who didn’t feel the bare minimum was good enough, quitting also became a matter of sending a message. Read more...

  • Are Night Owls Lazy Employees?

    Some people are hard-wired to go to bed late and wake up late. They’re not lazy and they’re not insomniacs. Instead, they just have to keep a late sleep schedule or they’re liable to pay a huge toll in their health and well-being, not to … Read more...

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Get Anything Done at Work

    Even when you think you’re buckling down, chances are you’re not as productive as you could be. Taking a quick break for coffee or fresh air is one thing. However, a mental shift to scouring the Web for those cute cat videos or funny memes … Read more...

  • 9 High-Paying Tech Jobs

    If you love computers and dream in programming code, then a career in the technology industry might be perfect for you. Read more...