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Updated: 07/13/2014 08:00:02AM

Finding and growing your career

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John Meyer

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As Florida continues its ascent from the depths of the Great Recession, many have found that jobs have become both easier to get and easier to leave, but identifying a career remains elusive.

While there are many ways of identifying career pathways, let’s explore a three-step model designed to help identify careers that work best for you. The first step is to take one of the personality-based career-assessment measures. Many of the popular ones use a self-reported, forced-choice design to determine which of 16 personality categories best describes you. Based on the results, the tool then suggests several potential careers suitable for that personality type. One such test is free online at www.careertest.net. It takes only minutes and provides a graphic ranking, showing where you fall along each of the four measured typologies: Extraversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving.

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