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Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do Paperback – February 9, 2007
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"Using a workstyle assessment technique called Color Q, Career Match is probably one of the best career self-testing books you'll ever run across." --Mensa Bulletin
"... insightful and complex." -Accounting Today
"The book makes for a great teaching tool...whether you're a career counselor, a college student, or the average Joe/Jane." --Campus Career Counselor
"For thousands of Americans Shoya Zichy’s landmark 276 page masterpiece, “Career Match” may have simultaneously squelched the wretched specter of unemployment and brought career satisfaction to those who sing the blues at a time when their nation’s economy has been sporting a historically rosy complexion...The most compelling reason for reading this book and why we are bringing it to the attention of TravelSmart readers is that “Career Match” makes it easier for anyone who wants to squeeze the most out of their life experience to do just that. That’s why I bought copies for each of my children (all over 40 now). If they can get as much out of the book as I did they’ll be grateful for the rest of their lives. ''
"...Shoya Zichy’s landmark masterpiece, Career Match.” --travelsmart.com
“…classic career-advice book...if you are bogged down in your quest to determine your ideal career path, this is a book that will speed you along nicely.” --Pittsburgh Tribune Review
For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others -- those whose careers fit their passions and personalities -- it is a source of great satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This indispensable guide will enable anyone to:
* identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate them
* recognize the type of boss and work environment they need to thrive
* confirm the rightness of the path they are on -- or help them find a better one
* speed up their job search
The book includes in-depth chapters for each personality type, detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do -- for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.
Top Customer Reviews
Of additional benefit are the sections on how to work with different types of people. I find that being a Red/Blue/Introvert, it's quite natural to have differences with my Gold/Green/Extrovert colleague. More importantly, it gives me some tips as to how my co-worker thinks, what they find important and how to deal with them. Even if it sounds crazy to me.
I also like that the occupational descriptions are very up-to-date, something that I find lacking in most career matching books or on-line tests. I have already recommended this book to several of my friends.
This is Myers-Briggs light; easier to understand than the standard four letter system. It's also more weighted toward application than theory, making it immediately useful, especially for Red/Blues who have little patience with something that doesn't yield some immediate results!
What's more is the fact that this book will help you understand what your skills and talents are and help you figure out what type of career/industry would the most ideal for you to be able to enhance your skills and add value to the organization.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to succeed, not only in the business/professional arena, but in personal relationships as well. You will learn to be more observant and react towards people the best way the message would get across to him/her. Get the book and you will see!
In my case, I took the Myers-Briggs test a couple times early on after college and it really didn't help me. After taking the test I also read a number of the different 16 personality types and thought they applied equally well to me. There were any different career options for each personality type that I really didn't end up with any sort of focus. Because I didn't think to try another style of test, I went along in a finance career for over ten years that I really didn't find fully engaging.
Thankfully, in my thirties I did end up finding another book (Discover What You're Best At by Linda Gale) that hit the nail on the head for me. As a result of this and another test by Johnson O'Connor I went back to school to become an industrial engineer and I love what I do. Also, if you want to spend more, the top career testing outfit in the country is called Johnson O'Connor (which is not for profit) does a great job and also identified my current career. While the price is high, the investment you make in your career is far greater.
The reason I bought this book is because I wanted to help a young person find some direction and I bought it. After reading through this and taking the personality test, this didn't come close to identifying the career I'm in now. The Myers-Briggs test is just too general and doesn't provide much guidance.
If this book and the Myers-Briggs test work you you, great. If not, try other types of tests. It is well worth the effort.
The bonus is that "Career Match" is fun to use, fun to read...and the words that the author uses to describe each different personality style can be immediately incorporated into the reader's own vocabulary about him/herself. Job seekers needs accurate words to describe their strengths; this book provides them, and makes the difference between applicants who stumble when speaking about themselves, and articulate, confident applicants. The "Career Match" 10-minute exercises are the fastest and easiest to take and score, the results are unerringly correct, and the information is comprehensive for the job search and totally useful. Plus, the book doesn't resort to psycho-babble, and it doesn't depend upon having a certified consultant to interpret the results, so anyone can pick it up and immediately benefit from it. Cheers to Shoya Zichy and her co-author for putting together a completely enjoyable and marvelously helpful book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book, it helped me withing hours. Very to the point. recommend it.Published 24 days ago by Houtan
I bought this book for my son and he said that the I enclosed appitude test was "spot on" and should help him figure out what career path to pursue.Published 4 months ago by NR
No time to waste in buying this book. so simplified.Another joke.Published 4 months ago by j'aimelire
Yes it's same as I need and price is reasonable fast shipping in the deliveryPublished 5 months ago by sweety
I'm a Red/Green who knew. Very interesting and educationalPublished 10 months ago by Patti J. Kirkley
I generally do not believe in self-help books and did not expect to be taken by this one, but I was! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kim
This is an interesting book. I took the evaluation, but I felt I was a Green/Red, not a Red/Green. The chapter on the Prism Company is eye opening. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rita Ann Johnson