Sunday, April 17, 2011


While it is quite late in the day for me to do so, I attended the webinar on career decision making last week. Sarah was the speaker and she was really good.  She listed resources available to guide career decision making and made a comment about how she changed careers about eight years ago- I was like wow-. We also did a run through of the Meyer-Briggs test on personalities and how this can guide the choice of careers.
When I did my test and got the result I was like emmmmm from what I know of myself the assessment is 6.5/10.

This brings me to an issue that I have thought about as regards assessments, self help books etc. I wonder can anyone really really tell you what what you are good at  and what you are not? Does the fact that you are good in A B C make you right peg for D? -just wondering-. My real takeaway from the webinar was that Sarah changed careers to do something she's been interested in doing.

The webinar was really good and helps streamline ideas for people who are yet to know what they want to do. So if you are still thinking about what to do, there are many online tests you can take for a start and just maybe the assessment may be correct and you are set for a career.

Catch you later.


  1. I don't know if I personally buy into self help books but that is simply because I have never tried one. Some people swear by them, while others say "its all in your head." Well if it is all in your head, but still works for you, doesn't it still work? People use any number of avenues to boost their self image. Working out, fancy cars, and occasionally self help books. Fun post really got me thinking about those books!

  2. @ Brady: I really don't get the hype with the books myself. I have used some that "make sense" but I take some assessments and I'm like "Nooooo you are so wrong". While I am not a great fan of whatever works, I also don't believe that one or two ways are the right methods...