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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

  • Is a verbal recruitment agreement legally binding?

    Are verbal agreements legally binding? I was recruited by my current employer through a management recruiting firm for a lateral position. The recruitment came with a verbal agreement that I would move into my supervisor's position in two … Read more...

  • What exactly is "business casual"?

    Hosts and fashion police like to throw out dress code terms and phrases as if they were an actual Thing. But most of these combinations of words are made up, virtually meaningless, just thrown together to get someone off the hook. … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Historical Reenactor

    Costumed interpreters from the Pilgrim Village reenact day-to-day activities of real citizens of the 1627 village, which included Myles Standish and other Mayflower passengers. Improvising as she interacts with visitors, Moore stays in … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Pro Skateboarder

    According to Bertino, "turning pro does change your life as far as money is concerned. You go from having little or nothing to living large. It's a very young culture, so it's easy to get caught up partying. That can make the cash disappear … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Preschool Teacher

    According to Salary.com, the average daycare center teacher in the United States earns $27,000, while an average kindergarten teacher earns $45,000. However, some schools, like Gamble's, are well funded by hefty tuitions and annual … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Political Consultant

    There are other fields suitable for those interested in politics, including fundraising, polling, and policy advocating. And of course, there is running for office - something Goldman will not do. Read more...

  • Dream Job: Olympic Sports Manager

    Olympic sports manager is surrogate parent, psychologist, travel agent, tutor, best friend, and worst enemy to a group of amazingly talented and motivated teenagers. Think vast quantities of cortisone rub. Think trying to nurture the … Read more...

  • Dream Job: News Anchor

    Television news anchor "is probably one of the lucrative jobs in the television industry." This statement is true for those at the top of their profession. CNN stars like Lou Dobbs and Wolf Blitzer make millions each year. Others earn … Read more...

  • Why am I Paid Less Than the Salary Wizard Says I Should Be?

    My title is Senior Web Editor at a growing Internet company in New Jersey. With a nearly exact match in responsibilities as indicated for this position in your Salary Wizard, my total compensation falls short of the median by $25,000. I … Read more...