Do you know the difference between your "talents" and your "skills? Find out how to match your Career Identity with a good-paying career.
Question: I need to find a better job, but I'm stuck. I don't want to use anyone at my current job as a reference because I don't want them to know I'm looking. My supervisor from my previous job didn't like me. I think that former boss is saying bad things about me to other employers. How can I get a good reference from my past job?
Everyone who wants to find a job that they like, that uses their skills and talents, should be clear about their career identity. Any student or job seeker wanting to enter a field that they will enjoy and has the potential for livable wages should know their career identity. What is career identity, and how do you figure out what your personal career identity?
I wrote "Top 10 Signs You’re Not Serious About Your Job Search" a few years ago. Since then, social media has changed the way employers connect with candidates. Here are three updated signs that you are treating your job search like a joke.
The basic idea of telling introverts to act more like extroverts is degrading and unproductive. Introversion and extroversion are naturally occurring personality traits that all of us have. Most people are more extroverted, but that does not make introverts bad or wrong. People are happiest when they have confidence in who they are and are free to be themselves. We should encourage and support people to play to their strengths, not chastise them for not acting like someone else.