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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

  • Which Presidential Leadership Style Are You?

    With the U.S. presidential contest in full swing, I’ve been thinking about our American presidents. Four in particular, whom most people would agree were effective leaders: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin … Read more...

  • 9 Characteristics of Top Performers

    There are many kinds of employees, but only a select few are considered elite. They're the ones who are tapped for big projects when things absolutely need to get done. They're the "Go-To" people and everyone knows who they are. Here's how … Read more...

  • Becoming a Manufacturing Engineering Planner at Boeing

    Anthony Hankinson is not only reaching for the stars, he’s making sure you’re safe when you’re flying among them. Hankinson, a 31-year-old husband and father, is a manufacturing engineering planner at The Boeing Company in Charleston, S.C. … Read more...

  • First Line Manager at Boeing

    The career path of Bridget Beckmyer-Johnson provides clear evidence of the "sky’s the limit" type of opportunities available to the dedicated employee. Her passion for people and learning has transported her from an entry-level position as … Read more...

  • Process Control Senior Maintenance Supervisor at Beam

    Kevin Boone has spent 16 years within the Jim Beam Company, starting out as a maintenance man at Booker Noe. The first eight years, he worked in the distillery, maintained equipment, and ensured the factory was running properly. Now he … Read more...

  • Maintenance Supervisor at the Jim Beam Company

    Although Marvin Stone has been the Maintenance Supervisor for six years at Beam, he will be fulfilling his 20th year with the Jim Beam company in March. He started his career in 1993 as a maintenance technician and later underwent a … Read more...

  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

    One of the best ways to keep your job is to show your organization that it simply wouldn’t be the same without you. In a world where some people will do anything to keep their jobs or earn that coveted promotion, this article will explore … Read more...

  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Transparent at Work

    Transparency is one of the most misunderstood concepts in executive circles. Clear to all ranks however, is the notion that a perceived lack of it can have a crippling effect on a leader’s reputation. Read more...

  • 11 Odd Jobs with High Salaries

    Did you know Horse Exerciser is a job? Or that you can make a living as a Bingo Manager? And even if you have heard of these jobs, chances are you’ll be surprised at much they make. Read more...

  • 8 Jobs You'll Love That Pay $50,000 a Year

    How do you define success? Do you want a job that you love, or a paycheck that satisfies you? In a tough economy where jobs are scarce, many of us believe that we must, to some degree, choose between one and the other. Read more...