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Personality and Your Career

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Personality and Your Career

  1. 1. PERSONALITY & YOUR CAREER Different  people  have  different  du1es  assigned  to  them  by  nature;     Nature  has  given  one  the  power  or  the  desire  to  do  this,  the  other  that.     Each  bird  must  sing  with  his  own  throat.     -­‐  Anonymous  
  2. 2. Objec&ves   •  Examine  the  role  of  personality  in  the  workplace   •  Find  out  your  personality  type   –  Carl  Jung  Personality  Test   •  Gain  insight  to  personality  profile   •  Assess  strengths  and  weaknesses   –  Personal     –  Social   –  Professional  
  3. 3. Role  of  Personality  in  the  Workplace   •  Recognize  preferred  workplace  environments   •  Understand  the  people  you  work  with  be@er   •  Acknowledge  differences  and  similari1es   •  Iden&fy  communica1on  methods   •  Examine  pa@erns  of  behavior     Ask  Yourself:  Am  I  a  Fit?  Is  the  company  a  fit?    
  4. 4. Carl  Jung  Personality  Test   Visit  the  following  website  to  complete  the  personality  test:   hOp://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-­‐win/jtypes1.htm  
  5. 5. Carl  Jung  Personality  Test   Modes  of  Opera&on   Terminology  Used   •  Our  flow  of  energy   •  How  we  take  in  informa1on   •  How  we  prefer  to  make   decisions   •  How  do  we  deal  with  the   external  world  on  a  Day-­‐to-­‐ day  Basis   •      •  Extraverted  or  Introverted   •  Sensing  or  iNtui1ve   •  Thinking  or  Feeling   •  Judging  or  Perceiving    
  6. 6. Where  Are  You?  
  7. 7. Career  Personality  Profile   Once  you  iden&fy  your  4  leOers,  visit  the  following  website  for  a   personality  profile:   hOp://www.personalitypage.com/html/careers.html  
  8. 8. ENTJ-­‐  The  Execu&ve     (Example  personality  profile)   •  As  an  ENTJ,  your  primary  mode  of  living  is  focused  externally,  where  you  deal  with   things  ra&onally  and  logically.  Your  secondary  mode  is  internal,  where  you  take  things   in  primarily  via  your  intui&on.   •  ENTJs  are  natural  born  leaders.  They  live  in  a  world  of  possibili1es  where  they  see  all   sorts  challenges  to  be  surmounted,  and  they  want  to  be  the  ones  responsible  for   surmoun1ng  them.  They  have  a  drive  for  leadership,  which  is  well-­‐served  by  their   quickness  to  grasp  complexi1es,  their  ability  to  absorb  a  large  amount  of  impersonal   informa1on,  and  their  quick  and  decisive  judgments.  They  are  "take  charge"  people.   Organization Builder Entrepreneur
  9. 9. Your  Personality  Type:  ___________   STRENGTHS  (Things  you’re  good  at)   PERSONAL   SOCIAL   PROFESSIONAL  
  10. 10. Your  Personality  Type:  ___________   WEAKNESSES  (Areas  for  Improvement)   PERSONAL   SOCIAL   PROFESSIONAL  
  11. 11. Tell  Me  About  Yourself.  .  .  .   •  They  want  to  see  how  you  view  yourself   –  Show  confidence,  not  confusion     –  How  do  you  think   •  Start  with  strong  statement  about  yourself   •  Expand  to  a  summary  of  your  work  history  or  academic  journey   –  Research  projects   –  Things  that  have  prepared  you  for  the  job  (REU,  Internships,  Volunteer)   –  Know  your  resume  inside  and  out,  give  them  a  verbal  summary  of  your  resume,   reinforce  your  resume   •  No  robot  answers  (Don’t  memorize  a  script  for  this,  each  job  is  different)   –  Research  the  posi1on   –  Review  your  work  history   –  Find  connec1ons  that  mesh  between  the  two   •  Don’t  bring  up  anything  too  personal,  show  same  interest  in  the  job  as  you  do  in  your   hobbies   •  Relax  and  smile  
  12. 12. Where  It  Goes  South   List  2   Weaknesses   List  3   Strengths  When you give your weakness, offer a method or recent habit you started to help you improve the weakness. Do not think of it as a weakness, it is an area of improvement. If they state, “please give me (or us) two weaknesses”, rephrase the statement, “two areas of Improvement are. . .” When you give your strengths make sure they are of true of who you are and of value to the organization. This means you will need to research the company. Do not use “um” or “uh” when you answer this question. Show confidence in your abilities and give an example of a situation where you executed a task or displayed that strength.
  13. 13. Ques&ons,  Comments,  Concerns?   The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want. ~Mark Twain He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise. ~Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching

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