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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The 8 Most Overpaid & Underpaid Jobs

    How many times have you come home from a rough day at work and thought to yourself, "I don’t get paid enough to do this stuff!" On the other hand, how many times have you had a really great day at work and thought, "I get paid for this? … Read more...

  • When Is It OK to Turn Down a Promotion?

    If you are ambitious and fortunate enough to get tapped for that big promotion, there’s no question you’re going to jump at the opportunity, right? Not so fast. How many times has history featured someone who has succeeded by making the … Read more...

  • 8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment

    While there's no doubt that a college degree increases earning power and broadens opportunities, today's high cost of education means it makes sense to more carefully consider which degree you earn. When it comes to return on investment … Read more...

  • 6 Signs Your Boss Hates You

    Have you read the book "He's Just Not That Into You?" While the now famous book-turned-movie deals with showing women all the signs of indifference from the men they're trying to date, the same principles can be applied to platonic … Read more...