I remember back in the early 2000’s when I first started my practice (then called HR Aspects) and commenced market research to compare and contrast my expertise and experiences with competitors of the time; the internet was still in it’s infancy and very few organisations advertised on Google.
Fast forward 15+ years and there are hundreds and thousands of career providers spruiking their services on Google alone claiming to be a Career Counsellor, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer, Career Development Consultant, Specialist or Expert. Quite frankly, for the average individual looking for someone to help them with their career related queries or concerns it is very confusing – how can you possibly sort out what services you need and want if Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Is your Career Counsellor legitimate?”
It could be argued that ones personality plays an instrumental role in not only our career selection but our advancement up the corporate ladder. Thus, one perceives it to be imperative to not only understand our own personality but also with those we work with.
So, how do we determine our personality type?
Most of us will learn this through trial and error, listening to others perceptions and analysing our own. It can literally take a life time this way.
But there is an easier way.
As a qualified Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) practitioner (QMBTI) one is able to administer and analyse a psychological type instrument that will indicate 1 of 16 possible personality (Type) outcomes.
Broken down into four (4) key areas
Extroversion V Introversion
Intuition V Sensing
Thinking V Feeling
Judging V Perceiving
The unique combination of each area will provide a detailed insight into how you prefer to communicate and interact in both your professional and personal life. Imagine the benefits of knowing how to communicate with your boss or client in a way that is beneficial and meaningful for them. Would that not increase your personal productivity and efficiency which could subsequently equate to an increase in career development and advancement opportunities.
On contemplation of this article ones mind wonders back to a conversation one had with a local elderly resident a couple of years ago.
The resident stated to the author that
to make a child successful in their professional and personal life that the parents “needed to teach their child all manner of things” from “feeling the grass between their toes to experiencing travel and all life has to offer”.
Port Stephens elderly resident’s conversation with Katherine Foster – Blu Ripples Founder