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Personality

Having the right personality for the job can help enormously. Finding an occupation that 'fits' your personality sound like it should be easy, except when we consider that 'personality' is a very complex thing to measure!

There are many personality theories, and some have been adapted for use to guide occupational choice. In general, personality self assessments are probabily better for personal understanding than for occupation selection, yet they can provide added depth of information from which to refine your choices.

You can take our free personality profiler when you login to your Career File (membership required). The results of this test may help you to be aware of your strengths and characteristics, which can be used to help you with your choice of career direction.

Online Resources

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Typefocus [US] 
  Typefocus offers a personality test based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Full version requires payment, but a good free version is available here.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter II [US] 
  The most popular personality test of all - now free online with a brief report (full reports have to be purchased). Good range of related resources also available on this friendly 'American' site. Free, Registration required.
Personality Theories 
  Comprehensive look into major personality theories used by psychologists, HR professionals and business trainers.
Big Five Minitest 
  This test gives a very quick Big Five profile and is more for understanding the model than for serious personality assessment, although as a quick simple guide it works well
Finding Potential - Free Psycometric Tests 
  Free access to industry standard assessments that include: two personality questionnaires, two 360's, two sifting questionnaires for sales & administrative roles and an individual engagement questionnaire.

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