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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: Computer Game Guru

    The people who start game development companies don't do it because it's easy, though. They do it because it gives them the chance to build a career around their passionate love of games, which often dates back to their earliest years. "I … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Diplomat

    Foreign service officers are America's diplomacy corps. They typically are generalists who perform a multitude of duties across the globe - issuing visas, protecting U.S. citizens overseas, accompanying foreign officials, reporting on … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Funeral Director

    How does someone get a start in funeral service? A little initiative paid off for the young Skinner. "When I was 16, I saw our family funeral director in the grocery store, and I said 'hey, do you need some help?'" Skinner's first career … 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...

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...