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What's Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career by Using Your Personality Type [Paperback]

Donna Dunning
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From Publishers Weekly

Dunning, a psychologist specializing in career issues, identifies 16 personality types using the Jungian-based Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. 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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Review

This is the best written, most insightful, and most helpful book I have ever read about using 'type' in the workplace. Donna Dunning's knowledge of type popularized by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R) tool is encyclopedic. -Richard N. Bolles, Author, What Color is Your Parachute? Donna Dunning offers new and helpful assistance to anyone who wants to base a career on who or she really is.A" -William Bridges, Author, Transitions, Managing Transitions, and Creating You & Co.

From the Publisher

Praise abounds for WHAT'S YOUR TYPE OF CAREER?

"This is the best written, most insightful, and most helpful book I have ever read about using 'type' in the workplace. Donna Dunning's knowledge of type popularized by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (r) tool is encyclopedic!"--Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

"Donna Dunning offers new and helpful assistance to anyone who wants to base a career on who he or she really is."--William Bridges, author of Transitions, Managing Transitions, and Creating You & Co.

"WHAT'S YOUR TYPE OF CAREER? is packed full of information about how our personalities mesh (or don't) with our work choices. It will help readers understand themselves and make authentic career choices that build on their strengths, skills, preferences, and values. This is a must read for anyone who uses the MBTI (r) instrument."--Robin A Sheerer, President, Career Entreprises, Inc., and author of No More Blue Mondays

"The key to self-acceptance and dealing effectively with others is knowing our natural instinctive style. Dunning takes us to a new level in exploring our type and relating it directly to career choices. This is must reading for adults in the career change and renewal process."--Helen Harkness, President, Career Design Associates, Inc., and author of The Career Chase and Don't Stop the Career Clock

"Anyone who has taken the MBTI (r) instrument will find these in-depth interpretations extremely thorough and highly relevant to careers."--Richard L. Knowdell, President, Career Research & Testing, Inc., and author of Building a Career Development Program

"This is the most thorough explanation of personality types you will find. Dunning provides useful terminology to express MBTI (r) typology, offers clarifying quotes and checklists, and suggests tips for action appropriate for each type. Extremely useful for ongoing career management."--Peggy Simonsen, Managing Vice President, Talent Management, Right Management Consultants; and author of Career Compass --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

The simple truth is that to be happy and successful in your work, you need a career that not only matches your interests but fits your personality as well. In this practical, approachable book, author Donna Dunning offers an easy five-step planning process that provides the links between your personality and the career that is right for you. With exercises, checklists, tips, and strategies, she introduces eight distinct ways of working to help you discover your own natural approach to the world of work.

Are you a Responder, Explorer, Expeditor, or Contributor? Or an Assimilator, Visionary, Analyzer, or Enhancer? As you take stock of your work style for communicating, solving problems, make decisions, leading, and being led, you will discover how to use your personal preferences and strengths to find your best career path, manage transitions, and succeed in your chosen career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Donna Dunning is a psychologist, author, consultant, certified teacher and member of the MBTI(R) International Training Faculty. She specializes in the areas of career development, learning and work performance. Donna is the author of more than a dozen publications, including 10 Career Essentials, Introduction to Type and Communication, TLC at Work and Introduction to Type and Learning.
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