Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quick and Easy Book Review of "Career Match - Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do"

                                   "Career Match - Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do" is the winner of 2010 Sharp Writ Special Award for Best Research. It's engaging and practical. The book starts with a Color Q Personality Style Self-Assessment quiz in the beginning which in few simple questions classifies the reader into one of the 8 personality styles (4 colors and introvert and extrovert). if you are looking for help in finding out what career to choose - this book will help you a great deal in pointing you in the right direction Using a workstyle assessment technique which the authors call ColorQ,. 

However, the greatest strength of the book is in helping you fit better in the work place and understand the seemingly bizarre behaviors of your colleague who have a different personality type than yours. You can actually use the ColorQ to classify your work colleagues, your boss and people who work for you and tune your style to their needs and help you deal with them better. 

The author describes the evolution of personality typing - it is basically an "application"  of the myers-briggs personality test. Her color-coded system applies those basic personality types into a structure based on primary and secondary "colors" which people can understand better than other almost encrypted personality types. The color based personality type is more neutral than some of the other personality typing systems which use superlatives such as 'mastermind', "Social". 

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