What's Your Type of Career?: Unlock the Secrets of Your Personality to Find Your Perfect Career Path Donna Dunning is available to download
|What's Your Type of Career?: Unlock the Secrets of Your Personality to Find Your Perfect Career Path|
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2001 |
|Publisher: ||Davies-Black Publishing |
|Page Count: ||369 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0891061541 |
From Publishers Weekly
Dunning, a psychologist specializing in career issues, identifies 16 personality types using the Jungian-based Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.What's Your Type of ...
Textbook Self-evaluation focuses on several areas: processing information by linear thinking vs. wondering how others will be affected; focusing on facts vs. intuition; the preference to take immediate action vs. the preference to wait and deliberate. Once people identify their type, Dunning (Learning Your Way) proposes eight corresponding "Ways of Working" that suggest promising fields and positions for different personalities. Although Dunning's writing is clear and accessible, readers may have difficulty identifying their primary personality type. Still, her answer to this problem is persuasive: "one core preference will define your characteristic approach to work. The other approaches will be used in support of, and secondary to, your preferred approach." First-timers as well as those familiar with self-assessment tests will find the final two chapters the most practical. "Taking Stock" and "Shaping Your Career" focus on options such as part-time work in making a career change or determining which variables matter most, from salary and job stability to handling a variety of tasks, helping society, etc. (Apr.)Forecasts: Lacking a fresh approach or a well-known author, this book will have an uphill battle against more established books on this subject, such as Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger's Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type. Still, a glowing cover endorsement by Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute, along with planned radio and print campaigns may give it an initial boost.
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A practical workbook to those planning their career or need to change jobs...should be helpful to many people. -- Bulletin of Psychological Type, Summer 2001Encyclopedic in scope. Designed to be used by anybody looking for a career direction, particularly handy for career guidance counselors. -- Adyar Booknews, August 2001Here are the top five best-selling career-related books: #3 What's Your Type of Career. -- Edmonton Journal, July 2001Here are the top five career-related books this week: #3--What's Your Type of Career? -- Edmonton Journal, July 31, 2002Looking for a career change or not sure what to do, Dunning may steer them in the right direction. -- The Capital Times (Madison, WI), November 8, 2001Most valuable section, for many, will be the one on each type's greatest challenges. Most effective learning sytles are outline for each type, as well. -- Calgary Herald, April 7, 2001Once you understand your personality type, it's easier to choose a profession that would be a good fit. -- The Orange County RegisterPeople trying to make career decisions can find direction in this book, designed to help shed light on new possibilities. -- Toronto Star, December 17, 2002Using this book can help you learn more about yourself, and the career in which you would be happiest. -- Employment Review Online, June 2001Utilizes a personality approach to finding the perfect career for you...guides the novice through the options for each type. -- Book Page, May 2001